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

Lucy Johnston News

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

Nicky Laird News

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

Lucy Johnston News

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

Lucy Johnston News

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

Lucy Johnston News

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

Lucy Johnston News

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% …

New physical distancing measures to make city centre safe

Lucy Johnston Uncategorized

Press release from Aberdeen City Council: As part of the Council’s response to Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map for easing COVID-19 restrictions, we are working with partners, including NHS Grampian, to allow activity to safely resume in the city centre. Work is starting tomorrow (Saturday 30 May) on widening pavements to allow for better physical distancing for …

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

Lucy Johnston News

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, …

COVID-19: Staying safe whilst walking & cycling

Lucy Johnston News

Updated 24th August Walking and cycling remain effective ways to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Under current guidelines from the Scottish government you can continue to get outdoors for exercise such as running, walking or cycling. You should continue to exercise responsibly in line with physical distancing guidance by staying more than 2 metres apart from others. There are a fantastic range …

COVID-19 – Changes to Public Transport

Lucy Johnston News

Latest update: 5th August Aberdeen: Local restrictions in place 5th August: The Scottish Government have 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 …