Building tunnels or bridges to replace key ferry routes around Scotland is just one of the sweeping recommendations put forward by the Government’s newly published transport review.
The 20-year investment strategy also includes a metro system that could “transform” the Glasgow area, increased mass transit links for Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and “active freeways” forming a part of a much larger “long-distance active travel network”.
Other potential investments include a smart, integrated public transport ticketing system, an expansion of 20mph zones, decarbonisation of ferries and trains, and developing a net zero freight and logistics network for Scotland.
It also mentions work to improve the “vital artery” on the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful – a key road that faces frequent blockages due to landslips.
In all, the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) makes 45 recommendations under six key themes to make transport in Scotland more sustainable.
Amongst those is the development of a metro transport system in Glasgow up to around 15km from the city centre.