Transport and Travel in Scotland 2015 - 27 September 2016
This Framework has been created from conversations between disabled people, their representatives and people who work in transport across Scotland, and included discussions on action we, as a Government, need to take to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
Following a commitment made in May 2016 by the Deputy First Minister John Swinney to hold a ‘Transport summit’ in the South West within the first 100 days of a new Scottish Government, a summit took place on 22 August in Dumfries.
STAG Technical Database
STAG Technical Database
The sections are also available in pdf format
- Review of the Office and Functions of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner (PDF format, 843K)
- Scottish Government response to the SRWC review (PDF format, 203K)
Read the A92 Cadham-Balfarg Pedestrian Accessibility Assessment (PDF format)
Scottish Ministers have had a long-standing intention to make seat belts a legal requirement on dedicated school transport and the current SNP administration included a manifesto commitment on the issue ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament Election. Following the devolution of powers from the UK Parliament to the Scottish Parliament in this area in 2015, the Scottish Government launched a consultation to consider future legislation to make seat belts on dedicated school buses mandatory.
This bulletin presents provisional statistics of reported injury road accidents (i.e. road accidents reported to the police in which one or more people were killed or injured) in Scotland in 2015. Final figures will be published in October 2016.
Launched in 2010, Go Safe with Ziggy is Scotland’s main road safety programme for children in their early years. Focussed around a series of six books, the approach targets three key age groups: 0-3, pre-school and the transition into Primary 1, in line with the Scottish Government’s policy on early intervention and Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).
The Scottish Government is committed to creating a healthier, greener and safer Scotland and believes that the introduction of 20 miles per hour (mph) restrictions can help to contribute to all these objectives. By reducing speed on our roads we can create streets where the space is shared more equally between different road users and create a safer environment, encouraging people to make active travel choices.
The main objective of this paper is to develop a strategy for NMUs, by outlining high level principles and a hierarchy of provision considering potential usage and type. The strategy should ensure the needs of the most vulnerable users are fully considered.
The aim of the NMU Access Strategy is to formalise Transport Scotland’s position on NMU access arrangements. It lays out an appropriate plan of action towards securing best outcomes for NMU interests taking account of all relevant criteria.
For the purposes of this strategy NMUs are considered to be all non‐motorised traffic, including pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.
The strategy has collated relevant information relating to outdoor access, and considered previous studies, current legislation and policy to ensure they will be recognised and integrated in the design.
Objectives for NMU access provision have also been established, as well as risks, opportunities and the process for identifying possible mitigation measures.