Work to Commence on New Multi-Storey Car Park at Foresterhill Health Campus

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NHS Grampain has announced that work will shortly get underway on a new multi-storey car park for patients and visitors at the Foresterhill Health Campus. Funded by a generous donation from The Wood Foundation, the new facility will add around 1,000 spaces and include charging points for electronic vehicles. This will necessitate the closure of the existing visitor car park …

Community Volunteers Recognised

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Winners have been chosen and prizes handed out, at the celebration of the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The awards began back in 2014 and recognise the work carried out by volunteers across the North East. Categories included Volunteer Driver, Volunteer Escort and Community Contribution of the year for an organisation. John Clegg was voted Volunteer Driver of the year. John …

Transport Successes Celebrated

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Members of the Nestrans board have today been praising work done to achieve transport objectives across the North east. The board were discussing the partnership’s annual monitoring report which showed some significant steps towards changing travel habits and meeting emissions objectives, as well as expanding economic opportunities in the region. Some of the highlights are below: Rail Increased passenger numbers …

Love to Ride Cycle Challenge starts today, 1st September!

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The Love to Ride Cycle challenge starts today! It is for organisations or groups to compete against one another as teams of cyclists, logging their journeys with the aim of having the highest proportion of their organisation/group cycling. There are many prizes up for grabs. All participants are entered into a prize draw! Participants can register at https://www.lovetoride.net/aberdeenshire/ and the …

Aberdeen City Council EcoCity Awards

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Aberdeen City Council, EcoCity Awards recognise and reward local people for their efforts to make Aberdeen a more sustainable city. Members of the Sustainable Development Team in partnership with the Environmental Services Team, Transport Team and the Recycling Team, have worked together on the EcoCity Awards 2016 and invite submissions from individuals, community groups, schools, businesses, charities and other organisations. …

New Smart Bus Tickets Launched

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New smart multi operator bus tickets were launched today. Hop on, hop off. Any bus, no fuss! For more information please visit http://www.grasshopperpass.com/ or ask your driver.

New signage and screens at Kingswells Park and Ride

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The new information totems and screens for bus information are now operational at Kingswells and Bridge of Don park and rides. Hopefully these should help to make public transport more user friendly in the City. Let us know what you think over on our facebook page.

Grasshopper Pass sees more passengers than ever Hop On, Hop Off, Any Bus, No Fuss

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Grasshopper, the multi-operator bus pass for the north east of Scotland, is now generating over 14,000 passenger trips per month following the scheme’s expansion in June to include bus services across Aberdeenshire. The Grasshopper Pass is a partnership led by bus operators and administered by Aberdeenshire Council, which is also supported by Aberdeen City Council and Nestrans. It provides hassle-free …

New Riverside cycle path opens on River Dee

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A section of a new shared-use cycle path to link Aberdeen city centre with the Robert Gordon University campus at Garthdee was opened today [Tues 14 July 2015]. Riverdeecycle2 Aberdeen City Council has overseen the creation of the 0.7 miles stretch of the cycling-walking route along the north bank of the River Dee, between the King George VI Bridge and …

First Electric Carnival rolls out to showcase plug-in vehicles

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A new road show giving residents the opportunity to find out more about electric vehicles and available charging points will roll out in Aberdeenshire this month. The Electric Carnival will showcase a range of electric vehicles including models such as Audi’s e-Tron and BMW’s i-8, along with the Nissan Leaf. It will roll into the main car parks of towns …