Formally established in 2009, Getabout is a joint project featuring several organisations who are striving to create a sustainable transport system and greater transport choices in Aberdeen City and Shire.

The partnership comprises of Nestrans (North East of Scotland Regional Transport Partnership), Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, NHS Grampian, University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, North East Scotland College, Energy Saving Trust and the James Hutton Institute.

Working together, the partners want to promote healthy and sustainable transport choices for everybody travelling within the region and beyond. All partners take steps to make active and sustainable forms of transport more accessible for their staff, their users and everybody in the North-east.

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By enabling the public to consider options like car-sharing, taking the bus or train, cycling or walking for some of their trips, we can reduce congestion and improve air quality on the roads and everybody can enjoy the benefits.

Getabout is funded by our partners and additional grant funding, where available, to promote sustainable travel, such as the Paths for All, Smarter Choices, Smarter Places fund.

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  • Nestrans

  • Aberdeen City Council

  • Aberdeenshire Council

  • University of Aberdeen

  • Energy Saving Trust

  • Robert Gordon University

  • James Hutton Institute

  • Energy Saving Trust

  • NHS Grampian