Further progression to outline business case for Ellon Park & Ride to Garthdee Transport Study

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From Aberdeen City Council: Approval was given at committee today to further progress the Ellon Park & Ride to Garthdee transport corridor study to an outline business case. The members of city growth and resources committee agreed the move which will mean a major opportunity for transformational improvement to the transport experience on the Ellon to Garthdee corridor. Several options …

Bus Partnership Fund Programme update agreed at committee

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From Aberdeen City Council Progress is continuing in nine workstreams including corridor studies which will help to unlock the benefits of the Aberdeen bypass (AWPR), a committee heard today. The city growth and resources committee approved an update on the workstreams for the Bus Partnership Fund Programme and that quarterly updates will be provided to future committees. The work being …

A92 Bridge of Don to Bridge of Dee Transport Study

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From Aberdeen City Council A public consultation has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A92 from Bridge of Don to Bridge of Dee. The study, which will particularly focus on active travel and public transport connections, continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of …

New Machar Primary School latest to adopt the WOW Walk to School Challenge

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News release from Aberdeenshire Council: Aberdeenshire Council has teamed up with Living Streets – the UK charity for everyday walking – to encourage more families to walk to school and promote active daily journeys as part of WOW, the Walk to School Challenge. WOW is an award-winning behavioural change scheme currently adopted in 14 primary schools in Aberdeenshire and more …

New Year bridge replacements along Formartine and Buchan Way in Garioch

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Four bridges along the Formartine & Buchan Way are to be replaced in the new year as part of a programme of funded upgrades. The bridges are located in Garioch between Dyce and Kinmundy at Buckie Farm, Middle Tack, Upper Tack and Kinmundy Home Farm. Works are expected to commence w/c January 5 and we anticipate these will continue through to the end March, weather-dependent. The section of line will be closed for the duration and unfortunately there are no traffic-free diversion …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A947 corridor

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News release from Aberdeen City Council A public consultation has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A947 from the Parkhill junction on the bypass (AWPR) to the A96 junction at Bucksburn including through Dyce. The study, which will particularly focus on active travel and public transport connections, continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen …

Nestrans adopt Regional Transport Strategy

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Nestrans has gained Ministerial approval of the North East’s new Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). The strategy will shape the area’s transport policies and actions for the next 20 years. At the November meeting of the Nestrans Board (10 November) members heard that Transport Minister Graeme Dey has endorsed the strategy. Board members unanimously agreed to formally adopt the Strategy, allowing …

Boundary for proposed low emission zone in city centre changed after consultation

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News release from Aberdeen City Council: People have a last chance to formally object to the proposed boundary for the low emission zone (LEZ) in the city centre – which has changed since the last consultation after public feedback. The geographical boundary of the LEZ has reduced slightly taking out the East North Street, Commerce Street, and the Wapping Street …

North East road safety partners launch ‘Be Bright at Night’ campaign

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Partners from Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) and Getabout have launched a new campaign to encourage people to dress brightly when travelling in reduced daylight over the darker months.  The ‘Be Bright at Night’ campaign encourages those out walking, cycling, or exercising to wear something light-coloured, bright, fluorescent, or reflective.   The reduced visibility, coupled with more pedestrians visiting the city centre for festive activities, means that the number of pedestrian road safety collisions are at their highest during …