Help to keep Midlothian’s transport strategy on track

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Local people and interested parties are invited to help shape Midlothian Council’s transport strategy.

The council wants to hear views about how to make it easier for people to get around on foot or by bike and improve local public transport.

The consultation begins on Monday, May 19 and runs for six weeks.

Councillor Derek Rosie (SNP), cabinet member with responsibility for transport, said: “On our website local people will find plenty of supporting information about transport and travel priorities.

“They can also go straight to a very simple online survey and answer a few questions on their own experience of transport in Midlothian.”

The existing Midlothian Local Transport Strategy covers the period 2007-2010.

A revised Midlothian Local Transport Strategy will report on previous targets and priorities, and set new priorities, targets and policy taking into account emerging trends in traffic volumes, road traffic accidents and proposed development. National policies and local opinion will also shape the strategy.

The council’s vision is to encourage growth and increase accessibility to employment with improved transport networks focusing on walking, cycling and public transport. This reflects Scottish Government priorities and those set out in the Single Midlothian Plan.

You can fill in the survey at

Alternatively, you can call Lindsay Haddow on 0131 271 3501 or email her at