Have your say on public transport and active travel improvements for Broxburn to Maybury
This is one of two flagship transport projects funded through the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal (link) (City Region Deal) to deliver travel improvements to address key challenges along the A8/A89 between Broxburn and Maybury.
Working with City of Edinburgh Council, our aim is to better connect communities with major employment, education, healthcare and leisure opportunities.
To meet West Lothian Council's 2045 net zero targets, we need to make it safer and easier for more people to make more journeys by bus or by walking, wheeling or cycling (known as active travel).
This includes addressing:
- slow and unreliable bus journey times
- very low bus use to and from key towns, including Broxburn, Kirkliston and Ratho, where the vast majority of journeys are made by car
- potential increased congestion resulting from planned developments which will further impact bus journey times
- difficulties for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the A8 meaning some destinations and bus stops are not accessible.
With this project we plan to:
- prioritise bus and reduce bus journey times
- increase bus capacity, better connecting growing communities
- deliver faster more direct services to key communities.
The City Region Deal has provided £20 million to support improvements and the City of Edinburgh Council is contributing a further £16 million.
Note: Broxburn to Maybury Public Transport and Active Travel Improvements has previously been referred to as West Edinburgh Transport Improvements Programme (WETIP).
Figure 1 Overview of Study Corridor, click to make the image larger
So- far we have
- identified problems, issues, constraints and opportunities along the corridor
- identified a range of potential improvement measures
- developed design proposals for public transport and active travel improvement measures.
Next steps will be to
- seek feedback on the design proposals from stakeholders and the local community (June 2023 - September 2023)
- provide a final report to West Lothian Council and the City of Edinburgh Council by the end of 2023
- seek additional feedback from stakeholders and members of the public once detailed designs have been developed (2024 onwards)