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M9 Winchburgh Junction proposals fail to deliver on the priorities of the NTS

Published 08 October 2020 by Transform Scotland

Transform submitted our objection to the M9 Winchburgh Junction proposals to Transport Scotland. Our objection is based on a number of reasons:

  • 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.