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Bus Priority Measures

2008 to 2023

The transport authority for South East Scotland, SESTRAN, has issued a report setting out their plans for road, rail and cycle travel over the  fifteen years from 2008.


SESTRAN propose to that 160m should be spent on bus priority measures, in order to ease congestion on the roads as the population in the Edinburgh area continues to expand, and that approval and funding for this should be sought from the Scottish Parliament.

The proposed measures include:

-   at least 15 more dedicated bus lanes throughout the city.

-   signalling to to give priority to buses on busy routes.

-  more orbital bus routes including widening the city bypass and creating a dedicated bus lane along its entire length.


Road and Rail

The report also supports more 'park and ride' services, a  new Forth crossing (bridge or tunnel) and a new express train service between Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Edinburgh Evening News  4 April 2007, p.5





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