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What is it?

The Council is producing a new Glasgow Transport Strategy. This new local transport strategy is city-wide, and provides a framework for investment and decision-making on transport issues up to 2030. Part 1 of the Glasgow Transport Strategy, a Policy Framework, has been produced and approved by the Council (see below). Part 2, a Spatial Delivery Framework, is under development.

Glasgow Transport Strategy: Policy Framework

Part 1 of the Glasgow Transport Strategy is a Policy Framework. This sets out transport policies and related actions, and will influence and direct decision-making up to 2030.

You can read the final Glasgow Transport Strategy: Policy Framework pdf icon here [4Mb].

If you prefer to read an Easy Read version of the Policy Framework, you can read it pdf icon here [625kb]. There is also an Easy Read Policy Framework in Gaelic, pdf icon here [507kb].

The Policy Framework has been shaped by analysis and evidence, public and stakeholder engagement. You can read more about the Public Conversation on Glasgow's Transport Future below, and the Case for Change report setting out evidence and analysis on problems and issues to be tackled.

A public and stakeholder consultation and discussion period was also held on a Draft Policy Framework in autumn 2021. This aimed to help make the Policy Framework stronger and to help ensure we all work together to achieve collective goals for the city. You can read the Glasgow Transport Strategy: Draft Policy Framework Consultation Report pdf icon here [1Mb]. This sets out what people told us and how this has informed the Final Policy Framework.

Some Transport Successes in Glasgow

We have created a Story Map to showcase some successful transport initiatives in Glasgow so far. We can build on these with partners and communities to develop a world-class transport system that helps to meet our goals.

To view some of our Sustainable Transport Successes in Glasgow click here.

A Public Conversation on Glasgow's Transport Future

A Public Conversation on Glasgow's Transport Future was held for 6 weeks in September-October 2020. The results from this major public engagement can be found on our Connecting Communities webpage. This work is informing the ongoing development of the new Glasgow Transport Strategy.

Case for Change Stage

To support our Public Conversation on Glasgow's Transport Future in September and October 2020, a Draft Case for Change report was prepared. This is a technical report of evidence of problems to tackle in our new Glasgow Transport Strategy, opportunities to build on, draft outcomes and initial policy focus areas, and an initial discussion of how travel demand may change in the future.

The Case for Change report was then updated following the Public Conversation and finalised. You can read a pdf icon Summary Case for Change Report [1Mb] or the pdf icon Full Case for Change Report here [13Mb].

A June 2021 update on the Case for Change stage of the Glasgow Transport Strategy is available pdf icon here [1Mb].

Impact assessment

Both Strategic Environmental Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment processes are being applied to the development of the new city-wide transport plan strategy.

The Strategic Environmental Assessment process aims to ensure the transport strategy process considers impacts on a number of environment-related objectives. The outputs to date from this process are shown below:

The Equalities Impact Assessment process aims to ensure the transport strategy process considers impacts on a number of equalities objectives. The outputs to date from this process are shown below:

Next Steps

Part 2 of the Glasgow Transport Strategy, a Spatial Delivery Framework, is under development and will be subject to consultation. It will be accompanied by the final outputs of the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Equality Impact Assessment processes, as well as a summary of the benefits of the overall Glasgow Transport Strategy.

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