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Scotland-s National Transport Strategy: A Consultation

DescriptionA Consultation Paper which sets out the key questions about Scotland's transport future to be addressed in the development of a National Transport Strategy and provides an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the key strategic issues for transport in Scotland.
ISBN0-7559-4622-7
Official Print Publication DateApril 2006
Website Publication DateApril 20, 2006

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Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 - WHERE WE ARE NOW
Introduction - why transport matters
Key trends and projections in transport
What is driving these trends
The major challenges and opportunities ahead
Transport goals in Scotland

CHAPTER 2 - WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE
Vision
Aim
Objectives
Principles
Timescale
Scope

CHAPTER 3 - THE ACTION WE WILL TAKE
Best practice
Measures to facilitate economic growth
Introduction
Investment
International connectivity by air: Air Route Development Fund
International connectivity by sea
Cross-border connectivity by rail and road
Managing and maintaining the road and rail networks
Freight
Skills
Tourism
Measures to promote accessibility
Introduction
Demand Responsive Transport
Accessibility planning: emerging experience
Transport for older and disabled people
Rural transport
Lifeline air and ferry services
Regional transport policy and access to towns and cities
Culture
Measures to promote choice and raise awareness of the need for change
Introduction
Travel plans
Behaviour change
Measures to promote modal shift
Introduction
Spending balance
Cycling and walking
Buses
Rail
Provision of information
Fares
Freight
Personal safety
Measures to promote new technologies and cleaner fuels
Introduction
Biofuels
Cleaner vehicles
Opportunities from technology
Measures to manage demand
Introduction
Parking policy
Trunk road network
Road pricing
Emissions trading
Measures to reduce the need for travel
Introduction
Decisions by public sector bodies
Alternatives to travel: broadband and teleworking
Measures to promote road safety
Introduction
Road safety strategy
Motorcycling
Trunk road safety plans
Speed limits
Punishments for causing accidents

CHAPTER 4 - HOW WE WILL IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR THE STRATEGY
Implementation
Monitoring: proposals for indicators
Overall indicator
Indicator of the facilitation of economic growth
Indicators of the promotion of accessibility
Indicators of the promotion of choice and the raising of awareness of the need for change
Indicators of the promotion of modal shift
Indicators of the promotion of cleaner fuels and vehicles
Indicators of the management of demand
Indicators of the reduction of the need for travel
Targets for the promotion of road safety
Monitoring: existing and future targets
Targets which will continue
Cycling level target
Traffic stabilisation aspirational target
New target(s) on climate change
Reviewing the National Transport Strategy

Annex A: Summary of consultation questions
Annex B: Glossary
Annex C: Scottish transport: responsibilities of key parties
Annex D: Key policy linkages