M9 Winchburgh Junction proposals fail to deliver on the priorities of the NTSPublished 08 October 2020 by Transform Scotland
- It fails to deliver on any of the four main priorities in the National Transport Strategy – to reduce inequalities, taking climate action, helping deliver inclusive economic growth, and improving health and wellbeing.
- New road building schemes lead to induced demand and rather than discouraging travel by private car and the added capacity that this scheme provides will encourage more people to drive.
- Rather than progressing the A9 Winchburgh junction, priority should be given to the promised rail station the associated park and ride facility and improved bus connections.
- The overall benefits of the scheme to people walking and cycling remain questionable due to the low quality of the proposed provision.
You can read our objection in full here.