Developing a network of low carbon active travel transport hubs to inform an application of 0.5M of carbon challenge ERDF funds supporting DHC.
Initial priorities were identified and further interrogated from the Shetland Place Standard (SPS) public consultation data, see www.placestandard.scot for methodology. Issues around better PT scheduling around employment movement needs; convenience, payment systems, comfort and reliability were all key factors inhibiting PT take-up. Planning for EV charging points around transport movement needs was also integral to the study recommendations.
The research process involved; SPS analysis, interviews with relevant Council staff and stakeholders (PT, health sector, tourism, commercial), Shetland wide residents survey (content, promotion, results analysis), site visits, geographical modelling and opportunity mapping, consultations with community councils. The outcome was a directional report with conclusions, recommendations and costed priorities.
See https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/environment/carbon-reduction-on-roads/#43162 for more about low carbon travel and transport funding opportunities.
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