Scotland’s roads will benefit from the launch of a new fund designed to provide investment in major transport projects in the months to come.
The Road Safety Framework Fund will see up to £425,000 made available to support innovative projects and ideas to improve transport connectivity.
Focus on innovative approaches
The new funding will help to identify new methods to encourage speed compliance, protect existing or future drivers and motorcyclists, and to help protect vulnerable road users.
Out of the funding allocation, £75,000 has been set aside to support organisations in the retrospective analysis of delivered projects. It’s hoped that this additional investment will provide future insight into how improvements to the delivery of transport networks can be carried out in future.
Scottish cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “The Road Safety Framework Fund for 2019 supports potentially high impact and novel ideas which can help improve road safety, while at the same time supporting organisations [to] evaluate previous projects to better understand their effectiveness.”
He added the main aim of this funding will be to further reduce the number of injuries and accidents reported on the nation’s roads network in the coming years.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Developing innovative solutions to Scotland’s transport issues will provide significant benefits to communities and businesses up and down the country in the months and years to come.”
Posted on 25th June 2019
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