New Local Transport Strategy
East Dunbartonshire Council is working on a new Local Transport Strategy (LTS) for the area. The LTS will set out the Council’s transport strategy, Transport Planning Objectives and a series of actions and interventions to enhance transport and travel across East Dunbartonshire.
The first stage in producing the LTS was to publish a Transport Options Report for consultation. The Transport Options Report set out preferred and alternative options for active travel, public transport, roads and parking. The report set out options for the whole area and options specific to individual community areas. The consultation was carried out between 3 December 2018 and 11 February 2019 in order to understand community and stakeholder views on the options and potential changes. The Transport Options Report can be found in the documents list.
The Land Planning Policy team is now working through all the responses received and will produce a Report of Consultation. The responses will be fed into the development of a draft LTS. The Draft LTS will be published for a final consultation later in 2019.
The Draft LTS will:
- Set out the Council’s transport strategy, Transport Planning Objectives (TPOs) and a series of actions and interventions to enhance transport and travel in East Dunbartonshire
- Be underpinned by an analysis of the current transport network in East Dunbartonshire and national and regional policy direction
- Set out the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in delivering a high quality and effective transport network in East Dunbartonshire and beyond
- Set out monitoring targets which will aim to measure the success of the LTS in satisfying the TPOs
The Council will communicate progress on producing the LTS on this website and through our newsletters.
Local Transport Strategy 2013-2017
East Dunbartonshire’s Local Transport Strategy (LTS) 2013 – 2017 was approved by the Council’s Development & Regeneration Committee in August 2013.
This is the second revision of the Transport Strategy since the first Local Transport Strategy was published in 2000 and it sets out an Action Plan which proposes actions in three related areas: Active Travel, Public Transport, and Roads and Parking. Actions are set out across the short, medium and long term.
Transport is an issue which impacts on economic, education, health and access to services among other things. The LTS was developed after a review of the previous Strategy, demographic projections for the area, a review of the transport network and policy context, as well as a public consultation.
The consultation identified a range of issues which were important to residents – the three highest rated among these were:
- Maintaining existing roads and footways
- Improving public transport services
- Road safety
The LTS was developed in association with a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), which has particular relevance for air quality, as well as an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA), which takes particular note of issues relating to those with mobility issues.
In the documents section you can view:
- the Strategy and associated documents which were approved by the Council on 27 August 2013
- the Monitoring Report summarising progression made on delivering actions within the LTS Action Plan