Grampian Cycle Partnership launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’

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A new handbook, compiled by cyclists for cyclists, has been published to highlight best-practice cycling behaviours. The Grampian Cycle Partnership is pleased to launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’. The group is a voluntary organisation that encourage, promote and support all forms of cycling across the North East. With an extraordinary uptake of cycling over the past year or so, it aims …

Ready2Go Demand Responsive Transport to be launched in Inverurie area on August 16

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Aberdeenshire Council is preparing to launch its new Demand Responsive Transport pilot initiative in the Inverurie area to replace traditional fixed-route timetabled services. Ready2Go Around Inverurie will begin operating on Monday, August 16 to provide better access to public transport. Operated by Watermill Coaches using five brand new wheelchair-accessible minibuses, Ready2Go Around Inverurie will operate Monday to Friday between 6.30am …

Tour of Britain stage revealed for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen

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The final stage route for the Tour of Britain in September – which will be in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – has been announced. Stage 8 will begin in Stonehaven and this year’s overall champion will be crowned in Aberdeen at the end of the most northerly stage ever to feature in the Tour of Britain. By popular demand from local …

Campaign launched to tackle summer cycling casualties

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Partners across the North East have launched a collective campaign that aims to reduce higher incidents of cycling casualties over the summer months. Research has shown an increase in local pedal cycle casualties during the summer months, as pedal cyclists get out on two wheels across North East Scotland. Records show that in many of the cases, a common cause …

Portlethen & Inverurie Walking and Cycling Infrastructure takes a step forward

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Residents of Portlethen and Inverurie are being asked to share their views on proposed new cycle and walking infrastructure being developed for the towns. The proposals, first outlined in the development of the Integrated Travel Town Masterplans, have been progressed following a successful funding allocation from Transport Scotland’s ‘Low Carbon Transport Travel Fund’. Designs have been put forward in Inverurie …

Urgent call for volunteer drivers

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Could you help patients travel home safely from hospital this winter? A Grampian-wide search to help find new volunteer community transport drivers was launched in December. Community transport plays a vital role for those who need help travelling to health and social care appointments. As the NHS enters a busy winter period, supporting patients who are ready to travel home …

World’s first hydrogen double deckers to start their routes tomorrow in Aberdeen

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The world’s first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses is being officially launched into service tomorrow in Aberdeen. Run by First Bus – Scotland’s largest bus operator – in a project led by Aberdeen City Council, the hydrogen buses represent a major step forward in reducing climate change, as cities across the world witness how far innovation in the transport industry …

Consultation opens on improving active travel and public transport between the city centre and Westhill

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A two-week public consultation opened today (15 September) as part of a study looking at options for improving active travel and public transport connections on the A944 and A9119 between the city centre and Westhill. The long list of options focuses on pedestrians, cyclists and bus travel and they were identified following a review of problems and opportunities in the …

ScotRail introduces Stonehaven shuttle service to keep customers moving

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Press release from ScotRail: ScotRail has introduced a shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven to keep customers in the north east moving. The new shuttle service, which was introduced on Monday, 31 August, calls at Aberdeen, Portlethen, and Stonehaven, with some services extended to start or terminate at Inverurie or Dyce. A replacement bus service remains in place between Dundee …

COVID-19 : Aberdeen travel update – lifting of restrictions

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The Scottish Government have announced the partial lifting of some of the recent Covid-19 local restrictions which had been put in place for Aberdeen earlier this month. As part of the wider update, from Monday 24th August, there is no longer a five mile travel restriction for non-essential travel. View the full release from the Scottish Government, including details on …