Operation Close Pass Launched in the North East

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An initiative to highlight the safety of cyclists has been launched today in the North East. Operation Close Pass was originally introduced in Edinburgh in 2017, and sees drivers who pass an unmarked police cyclist too closely being stopped and given advice. A specially designed mat is used for this which shows how much space a pedal cyclist should be …

New path opened for more connectivity with Diamond Bridge

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A new path has opened connecting an Aberdeen community to the benefits of the £22.3million Diamond Bridge after local residents requested it as an addition to the already extensive pedestrian and cycle path infrastructure created in the project. The £500,000 path connects residents in Balgownie to the new Gordon Brae and has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, Nestrans and …

Strategic Transport Appraisal – Public Survey

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The Aberdeen City Region has enjoyed significant economic and population growth in recent decades, thanks in the main to a traditionally booming oil and gas industry. However, following the sustained drop in oil prices in recent years, the Aberdeen City Region Deal is seeking to ensure continued economic prosperity for the region by: Maximising the volume of recoverable oil and …

Do you travel on the A96 – Inverurie to Aberdeen?

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Take the hassle out of your festive travel, don’t be one of those people, stuck in traffic jams, or frustrated in car parks! Consultants AECOM have recently been commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to carry out the A96 (Inverurie to Aberdeen city centre) Collective Travel Study under the CIVITAS PORTIS programme. Which is an EU funded project. Aberdeenshire Council and …

Aberdeenshire School Pupils Have Designs on Success

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The creative art skills of four primary school pupils are being used to help promote roadshows seeking to get pupils and parents thinking about alternative ways of travelling to and from school. The poster competition winners will see their colourful artwork designs turned into large vinyl banners to be placed outside schools to promote Aberdeenshire Council’s Smarter Travel roadshows. Hundreds …

Paws for Breath: How Four-Legged Friends Can Help Improve Our Fitness

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We’ve all been there: the days when the allure of the Netflix binge is too strong to resist; when a cosy day wrapped in a duvet wins out over venturing outside. While the draw of staying inside can sometimes be overwhelming, it’s vital to remember just how important it is to get up off the sofa and exercise. It is …

Schools Take Steps on Smarter Travel Adventure

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Aberdeenshire pupils are being encouraged to put their best feet forward as they think about alternative ways to travel to school. Primary pupils and their families in Ellon, Fraserburgh Huntly, Inverurie and Portlethen areas are being called on to embrace Smarter Travel options on their journeys to and from school this November. Instead of hopping into the car and being …

Public Display for Laurencekirk junction options

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On Monday 30th of October there will be a public display of options for the Laurencekirk A90 junction. Please see below for more details. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/40041/scheme-…

A96 Park and Ride building opens

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A new building with waiting room, cycle lockers, toilets and showering facilities opened to the public today at the £15.2million Park and Ride beside Craibstone roundabout. The waiting accommodation sits alongside a 1,000-space car park and link road, which were previously opened under different phases of the work, and will add to the facilities on offer to bus passengers, car-sharers, …

Apply Now for Greener Travel Funding

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The Nestrans Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme (STGS) is now open for funding applications from organisations across the north east to help support active and ‘greener’ travel initiatives. Whether for increasing travel to work by public transport, supporting cycling and walking or investigating the use of low emission vehicles, the STGS could provide a grant to assist in funding such plans. …