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.
This 2015 supplementary edition reports on some of our headline achievements over what was a historical year in transport
The Strategic Road Safety Plan sets out how Transport Scotland delivers road safety on the trunk road network. The first Strategic Road Safety Plan was published in 2007 and supported delivery of the Road Safety Framework. The current Framework has reached the mid-point of its 10 year period and has been reviewed in its own right. We have taken the opportunity to update the Road Safety Plan and to refocus our work on further reducing the numbers of accidents and casualties on the Trunk Road network.
The rail freight sector is vital to the competitiveness of the Scottish economy and the Scottish Government’s vision is for a competitive, sustainable rail freight sector playing an increasing role in Scotland’s economic growth by providing a safer, greener and more efficient way of transporting products and materials. Delivering the Goods – Scotland’s Rail Freight Strategy sets out how the Scottish Government will work in partnership with the rail freight industry and others to realise the vision through the four core levers of innovation, facilitation, promotion and investment
The appraisal of a high speed rail connection between Glasgow and Edinburgh was presented to ministers as initial advice on 8 May 2014. It has subsequently been updated to take account, as intended, of the findings of the Broad options for upgraded and high speed railways to the North of England and Scotland study undertaken by HS2 Ltd.
STAG Technical Database
STAG Technical Database
The sections are also available in pdf format
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The purpose of the newly refreshed Transport Scotland Departures from Standard Advice and Procedures Guide is to provide interested parties who are seeking Transport Scotland Standards Branch consideration of a Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) or Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW) Departure from Standard that affects the Scottish trunk road or motorway network, with the necessary guidance to apply for departures from the standards.