Decision day arrives this week on Elgin transport strategy

THE FUTURE OF the transport network in Elgin is to be discussed this week by Councillors as they return from their summer break.

Members will take a decision on Wednesday on if they should approve the Elgin Transport Strategy – and if implemented it could see a raft of improvements being acted on.

These will include widening of footpaths and cycle lanes, improvements at junctions and a redesign of the Elgin Bus Station – and the creation of a new railway crossing for vehicles, considered vital for the town and which was lost when the prior plans for a Western Approach Road was abandoned.

Recommendations in the overall strategy are split into three priorities – short, medium and long-terms, all designed to develop the network in line with the continuing growth of Elgin.

Public drop-in sessions, questionnaires, social media and stakeholder consultation events were all used to gather feedback from those who travel within or through Elgin, as well as from developers and community bodies.

The meeting will be broadcast live from 9.30am via the Moray Council website and the draft transport strategy is also available online.