The new 10-year transport plan for Dundee will be unveiled next week
A 10-year plan to reshape Dundee’s transport systems is due to be presented to councilors next week.
It is hoped the program will boost the city’s ‘sustainable transport infrastructure’ and link to wider initiatives across the region.
Dundee City Council’s City Development Committee will be asked to support the delivery plan which will focus on local active travel, bus services, mobility as a service and vehicle infrastructure low carbon.
Committee leader Mark Flynn said: “The nature of sustainable transport inevitably means that there are international, national, regional and local aspects, but for the first time this plan is just focused on what we are going to do. in Dundee.
“It will not duplicate the work of the Regional Transport Strategy, but what it will do is partner closely with and complement this activity, to create a city where sustainable transport is at the heart of our business decisions. investment in infrastructure.”
Among the proposals are a planned network of strategic active highways in the city, the expansion of electric bicycle rental, the growth of bicycle storage supply and a program to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
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It also aims to detail key priority bus corridors, find ways to access external funding to develop bus priority infrastructure, and provide a program to improve transit travel times.
Sustainable visitor travel goals and the role of mobility as a service in reducing private car use will also be considered, as well as the potential for growth in shared mobility provision and locations. potential for the main mobility hubs.
The final element will be to review the capacity for electric vehicle growth in Dundee, prioritizing additional infrastructure capacity to accommodate this growth and setting initial targets to facilitate hydrogen development.
If councilors give the green light to the proposal at the city’s development committee next Monday, a draft will be released early next year for stakeholder consultation before the final plan comes back to the committee for approval.
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