How can bus journey times be improved along 4 local routes?

Midlothian Council wants to hear your views on how bus journey times and the reliability of those times can be improved along four corridors in Midlothian:

•  A6094 Whitecraig to A6094 Eskbank
•  B6293 Eskbank to A772 Gilmerton Junction
•  A7 Gorebridge to A7 Danderhall
•  A6094 Eskbank to A701 Straiton 

Online tool

You can use an online mapping tool to tell the council what you think of bus stops, park and ride facilities and existing bus priority measures, such as bus lanes, along the four corridors.

Can we make it easier to walk or cycle to bus stops?

By using the tool, you can also help the council understand what measures are needed to make it easier for you to get to your nearest bus stop by walking, wheeling or cycling.

Initial consultation

This initial consultation is part of a study called the Midlothian Orbital Bus STAG (Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance).

Working with SEStran

The council is working with the regional transport partnership for South East Scotland, SEStran, and it has commissioned transport consultants AECOM to complete the study.

Use the tool

You can find the mapping tool and more about the Midlothian Orbital Bus STAG on the consultation page of the council's website. The mapping tool will be available until Friday 19 August.

More information

The Midlothian Orbital Bus STAG, which is funded through Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund (BPF), is being undertaken in accordance with the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) process. 

7 Jul 2022