Reading the SNP government’s new transport plans I was put in mind of that TV advert for Barclaycard from a few years ago. It’s the one where a man slides down a giant waterslide all across the city to the tune of the Bellamy Brothers’ Let Your Love Flow, picking up his shopping and avoiding the traffic on his way home from work.

Wouldn’t that be an amazing way to avoid the jams on the M8? I’ve lost hours due to the roadworks on the Woodside Viaduct, which have been in place since the start of the pandemic and which have no end in sight. Such real-life concerns have no place in the Second Strategic Transport Project Review, however.

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