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SPT is investing in your area

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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has approved £73 million of investment in public transport over the course of 2014/15. This money will pay for 77 projects across the 12 local authority areas that we serve.

SPT is continuing towards delivery of a fully modernised Subway system and infrastructure for a Fastlink service between Glasgow City Centre, key employment and social hubs and health care amenities. In addition to this, SPT will be delivering improved bus infrastructure, continued investment in park and ride, enhancing bus corridor projects, walking and cycling improvements, and implementing traffic management measures in a number of local authority areas.

SPT Chair, Councillor Jim Coleman said:

“This is a significant investment in our transport network and the projects identified will not only deliver new innovative solutions but will also ensure that the existing network continues to operate effectively, benefiting everyone who travels within and across Strathclyde.”

Find out what will be happening in your Local Authority area below.

Argyll and Bute – SPT will be working in partnership with the council delivering bus infrastructure upgrades in Helensburgh and a new turning circle for buses at Rest and be Thankful, which will aid traffic movements and improve road safety. New cycleways will also be introduced in the Helensburgh and Lomond areas.

East Ayrshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver five projects in the area, including the extension of Kilmaurs Park and Ride, A70 and A71 route improvements and enhancing walking and cycling infrastructure in Galston and Newmills.

East Dumbartonshire  – SPT will be working in partnership with the council  to deliver three projects in the area, including A81 route improvements, enhancing the walking and cycling off-road network and upgrades to bus infrastructure.

East Renfrewshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver pedestrian and cycling improvements and upgrades to bus infrastructure. This is in addition to more than £1 million investment made in the area since 2010, which also included work to enhance bus and cycle infrastructure.

Glasgow – A total of 17 projects will be rolled-out across the Glasgow area benefiting people who live in, work in or visit the city. Improvements will not only enhance movement within the city but also to and from Glasgow. SPT will be working in partnership with the council on projects including bus corridor enhancements, implementation of new cycling schemes and commencing designs for a new Park &Ride in Robroyston.

Inverclyde – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver five projects in the area, including an extension to the national cycle route at Inverkip, implementation of priority bus signals in Greenock and enhancements to bus corridors. This is in addition to £2.5 million of investment made in the area since 2010, which included major improvements to Greenock and port Glasgow bus stations, Park and Ride facilities and bus corridors.

North Ayrshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver six projects in the area. This includes developing the second phase of Park and Ride at Irvine station, walking and cycling improvements in Fairlie and working with the council and CMal to examine future enhancements to the bus interchange at Brodick Ferry Terminal.

North Lanarkshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver 12 projects across the area. Work includes the development of Park and Ride at Blairhill station, A71 junction improvements and enhancements to walking and cycling networks.

Renfrewshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver seven projects in the area. Work will include further development of the plans for the Paisley central bus hub, development of Park and Ride at Johnstone station and continued development and design work for an extension to Fastlink to shopping hubs in Renfrewshire.

South Ayrshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver four projects, including improvements to the traffic management system between Ayr and Prestwick and enhancements to walking and cycling.

South Lanarkshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver eight projects in the area. Work will include enhancement of national cycle routes, implementation of bus route congestion reduction measures and Park and Ride extensions at Blantyre and East Kilbride as well as the development of Park and Ride at Carstairs.

West Dunbartonshire – SPT will be working in partnership with the council to deliver seven projects, including Dumbarton town centre transport improvements, development of Park and Ride in Balloch and enhancing walking and cycling facilities in Dumbarton, Jamestown and Clydebank.

For a full list of projects approved, please see our Partnership papers (pdf).