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Question ref. S6W-05905
Asked by: Evelyn Tweed, Stirling, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 28 January 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what impact it anticipates the Strategic Transports Projects Review 2 (STRP2) will have on the Stirling constituency, and what its position is on whether it will contribute to green travel.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 February 2022


Answer

By focusing investment on sustainable transport options for individuals, families, communities and businesses, the STPR2 draft recommendations will make it easier for those in the Stirling area and beyond to access the transport networks and systems that Scotland will need to meet the challenges and changes over the next 20 years.

Strategic active travel recommendations are a focus, not only connecting urban communities but rural towns and villages as well. We are already providing funding through the Sustrans Places For Everyone Programme and have also committed £7m for Regional Active Travel improvements through the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.

In line with the STPR2 recommendation on bus priority, £500,000 has been awarded to the Forth Valley Bus Alliance for improvements on key bus corridors, £230,000 of which will look at those in Stirling.

The focus for Rail in STPR is on strategic connections and decarbonisation. Given its central location in Scotland’s rail network, the Stirling area will benefit from these.

Taken together the Review’s recommendations represent a repositioning of our transport investment priorities which firmly focus on how transport can help us protect our climate and improve lives, including for residents of Stirling and surrounds.