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 …

COVID-19 : Aberdeen travel update

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The Scottish Government have today, Wednesday 5 August, reimposed some lockdown restrictions in Aberdeen after a recent outbreak. To limit the outbreak, the Scottish government, in line with the local health team and Aberdeen City Council, has agreed the following new advice: People should not travel more than five miles for leisure purposes Travelling for work or education is permitted, …

People asked to keep up the fantastic walking and cycling habits from lockdown

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A campaign was launched today to encourage people across the North-east to ‘keep it up’ with the good walking, cycling and wheeling habits from lockdown. Both cycling and walking increased by huge percentages in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including an overall 85% rise in walking and cycling in the city. The City and Shire Councils and transport partnership Nestrans are banding …

Aberdeenshire Council submission to Spaces for People fund is successful

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Press release from Aberdeenshire Council: Aberdeenshire Council has been successful in its £310,000 project bid to ensure people are able to safely access services in town centres while maintaining physical distancing. Following constructive discussions with Sustrans – which administers the £30 million fund in behalf of the Scottish Government – Aberdeenshire Council’s submission was successful. The funding will cover 100% …

Social distancing plans for city streets to support the NHS are given the go-ahead

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From Aberdeen City Council: An ambitious plan by Aberdeen City Council to allow for social distancing in city streets to help ensure the safe emergence from the coronavirus lockdown was today awarded a £1.76million grant from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund. The grant will pay/go towards a roll out of temporary measures to allow people to walk, cycle, …