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Petition by Bruce Whitehead  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1064  
Petition by Bruce Whitehead, on behalf of Queensferry Residents Against Another Forth Crossing, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to reconsider its decision to replace the Forth Road Bridge and await pending studies on the feasibility of repairing it, to consider FETA's proposal for road user charging, to invest instead in improved public transport with new bridge tariffs to reward vehicle sharing and to endorse the Prime Minister's declaration that "we cannot simply build more and more roads, particularly when the evidence suggests that traffic quickly grows to fill any new capacity."  
Petitioner: Bruce Whitehead  
On behalf of: Queensferry Residents Against Another Forth Crossing 
Number of signatures: 206  
Date lodged: 14 June 2007  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1064 

23 October 2007 :   The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee for inclusion as part of its scrutiny of this issue. Link to Official Report 23 October 2007 

29 January 2008 :   The Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee also considered PE1064 on the replacement Forth crossing. The Committee agreed to note the Scottish Government's decision to proceed with a replacement crossing as outlined to the Parliament and in evidence to this Committee. The Committee also agreed to note the response from FETA on the repair work being carried out on the bridge. The Committee agreed that, in light of the decision by the Scottish Government to proceed with a replacement crossing, that the Petition should be closed. 

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