East Renfrewshire Council is urging people to help shape a new strategy that aims to deliver improvements to transport over the next decade.

The Local Transport Strategy will set out the local authority’s vision for transport across East Renfrewshire.

Residents are being encouraged to share their views, with the feedback being used to help establish a framework for transport decision-making and investment for the next 10 years.

Those who take part in an online survey can comment on a number of topics, including their experiences of moving around the area, their travel habits, potential transport challenges and what should be treated as a priority for the future. It is hoped this will ensure subsequent transport policies help to create a more sustainable, safer and better connected place that reflect the needs of local communities.

Councillor Danny Devlin, East Renfrewshire’s housing and environment convener, stressed that the new strategy will have a direct impact on residents across the local area.

He told the Barrhead News: “The council would like to gather as many residents’ views as possible so it can gain a better understanding of what the new Local Transport Strategy should look like, key future priorities for the area and where investment is needed the most.

“Residents’ feedback is important, so I would encourage as many people as possible to take the time to share their thoughts and ensure the Local Transport Strategy is as representative as possible.”

The development of East Renfrewshire’s Local Transport Strategy is being funded via the Sustrans Scotland Places for Everyone programme.

This is funding provided to East Renfrewshire Council by Sustrans via Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government.

More information about the council’s plans is available online at eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/Local-Transport-Strategy.

Any queries should be emailed to LTS@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

The online survey can be completed at smartsurvey.co.uk/s/er-transport.

Hard copies are also available from the council office in Barrhead town centre, the council headquarters in Eastwood and libraries across East Renfrewshire.

The deadline for completing the survey is Wednesday, July 19.