Area Transport Forums

It is important that transport within Shetland is provided to meet the needs of individuals and communities as best it can.  In order to assist, Area Transport Forums are being set up across the Isles, providing an opportunity for users and possible future users to influence the way transport is provided.

The areas are South, Central, West, Lerwick and Bressay, North Mainland, North Isles & Whalsay and Skerries. These are starting in the North Mainland and South areas, before introducing to other areas.

Every six months a different topic will be open for discussion, and, in time will include opportunities for walking and cycling, as well as the internal bus, ferry and air services.  There are no guarantees that this will lead to an increase in the services provided, but it will assist in ensuring that the services provided are appropriate.  Any external transport issues raised will be recorded and passed on to the recently formed Shetland External Transport Forum, where users are able to discuss issues with the main external transport providers.

 

Timing of Internal Transport and Integration with Other Transport Services

Comments on this subject can be e-mailed direct to fiona.farquhar@shetland.gov.uk

 

There are a number of ways in which individuals or representatives of groups can respond:

Please provide examples of opportunities that you and the wider community can access using the public transport services in your area:

Please provide examples of current transport that meets needs, explaining why:

Please provide any examples of opportunities that you and the wider community are unable to access using the public transport services:

Please provide any examples of where transport services in the area could be improved.  There are no guarantees that this will lead to an increase in the services provided, but it will assist in ensuring that the services provided are appropriate:

Are there other transport services or resources within your area, which could be utilised more efficiently to supplement current public transport resource?

Reports

Reports from the initial meetings for the South, North, West, Central Mainland and Lerwick, Bressay and Gulberwick are available here:

Report of South Mainland Area Transport Forum

Report of North Mainland Area Transport Forum

Report of West Mainland Area Transport Forum

Report of Central Mainland Area Transport Forum

Report of Lerwick, Bressay and Gulberwick Area Transport Forum

Report of Whalsay and Skerries Area Transport Forum

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