Online survey invites views on the future of south-west Scotland’s roads

Written by Ellie

How do you think roads in south-west Scotland could be improved over the next 20 years?

That’s the main question leading a new online public survey launched by Transport Scotland.

The authority is keen to hear views and ideas from people living or working in the south-west of Scotland on how to solve problems or fulfil opportunities associated with the region’s transport network as it begins the process of planning transport investment for the next two decades.

Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, believes the study should get to the heart of how transport affects the lives of everyone living, working or travelling through south-west Scotland.

“Engaging with transport users including the public is an important part of this study and the online survey is a great opportunity for people to put their views across,” he said.

One area of focus for the study is how improvements can be carried out to road, rail, public transport and active travel on key strategic corridors including those served by the A75, A76, A77 and A701.

Mr Matheson added: “It will identify a range of options for improving transport that can be considered as part of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review which will look at future transport infrastructure projects for the whole of Scotland.”

The online survey can be found at and is open until November 14th.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, comments: “Company car drivers in south-west Scotland are likely to have strong views on the area’s roads – this is the perfect chance to have those opinions heard.”

Photo: Brian Clark/Flickr


Posted on 30th September 2018

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