Tay Eco Valley News

Update 29th June 2017: Humza Yousaf, Scottish Government minister for Transport and the Islands, announced today the successful project bids for the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund. This included Perth and Kinross Council’s Broxden Low Carbon Transport Hub project and Dundee City Council’s Dundee Travel Hub.
Perth and Kinross Council – Broxden Low Carbon Transport Hub, Perth
The ‘Broxden – Low Carbon Transport Hub’ Project will create an innovative, low carbon transport hub at a key strategic site on the outskirts of the growing City of Perth, Broxden Park and Ride.
The aim of the project is to broaden the range of refuelling facilities and transport modes available and to provide sustainable travel options to local residents, businesses and visitors to the region.
The project includes the introduction of a hydrogen refuelling station and the expansion of existing electric vehicle charge points.
The hub will also introduce an ultra-rapid (150kW) electric vehicle (EV) charge point, and upgrade the electricity sub-station for ultra-rapid charging. A solar PV canopy integrated with a battery storage system to hold on-site generated energy will be developed to support the EV charging stations.
To encourage active travel in and around the city the hub will feature new secure bike storage facilities and a public information kiosk providing details of public transport options.
Dundee City Council – Dundee Travel Hub, Dundee
The ‘Dundee Travel Hub’ Project will develop an active travel and low carbon transport hub in the centre of Dundee’s major new civic space at the city’s waterfront. The Project will support Dundee City Council’s ambition to encourage both locals and visitors to engage in active travel including walking and cycling, to learn about low carbon transport and to encourage behaviour change to more sustainable ways of travelling.
The hub will offer residents and visitors bike hire and bike storage, host community outreach activities and work to promote sustainable modes of travel in Dundee – including promotion of car clubs and electric vehicles.
Alongside the hub development in the Waterfront, the funding will also be used to open up an improved route for cyclists and pedestrians through Dundee Port, creating a more attractive link between the city centre and Broughty Ferry.