Strategic Transport Projects Review 2


In 2019, Transport Scotland, the national transport agency of the Scottish Government, commenced the second Strategic Transport Projects Review, the first review having been published in 2008. It will help deliver the vision, priorities and outcomes that are set out in the second National Transport Strategy (NTS2).

This review of the strategic transport network’s performance will inform transport investment in Scotland for the next 20 years (2022-2042) by providing evidence-based recommendations on which Scottish Ministers can base future transport investment decisions.  

STPR2 considers the transport needs of Scotland’s people and communities, and examines active travel (walking, wheeling, cycling), bus, ferry, rail and motorways and trunk roads as well as passenger and freight access to major ports and airports. These needs are reviewed from national and regional perspectives to reflect their different geographies, travel patterns and demands.  

STPR2 provides an overview of transport investment, mainly infrastructure and other behavioural change recommendations, that are required to deliver the National Transport Strategy priorities and objectives of the Review.  

The outcomes from STPR2 will:

  • help make Scotland more accessible for residents, visitors and businesses
  • create better connectivity with sustainable, smart and cleaner transport options
  • highlight the vital contribution that transport investment can play in enabling and sustaining Scotland’s economic growth.

STPR2 is a key component of Scotland’s journey to net zero emissions and will, in conjunction with existing commitments and other policy ambitions, enable a reduction in transport emissions. As well as, addressing inequalities and improving health and wellbeing.

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STPR2 Consultation

A statutory consultation period of 12 weeks providing stakeholders, and members of the public, with the opportunity to comment, ran until 15 April 2022. Feedback from this consultation has been used to finalise the STPR2 publications and its 45 recommendations.

Details of the consultation can be found on Citizen Space with the outcomes summarised and reported in the Consultation Summary and Consultation Analysis reports here on the STPR2 page.

STPR2 reports

Summary report

Technical report

Strategic environmental assessment

Equalities and statutory impact assessments

Consultation reports