Community views sought on proposed active travel routes between Kemnay, Kintore and Inverurie

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Public engagement open until November 8th Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the community’s view on new proposed active travel routes between Kemnay and Inverurie and Kemnay and Kintore. Since the delivery of the Inverurie to Kintore shared use path which has become a very popular route, together with plans currently under development for Kintore to Blackburn, the council is looking to …

Getabout Activity Village: Tour of Britain

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Two-wheeled stunt shows, a pedal powered cinema and climbing walls are among the fun, family-friendly and free attractions when the prestigious Tour of Britain comes to the north-east. A total of 120 world class cyclists will race across the region on Sunday 12 September finishing in Aberdeen and, at the finish line, the Getabout Activity Village will transform the Esplanade into an activities …

Aberdeenshire Council introduces “Share Space” initiative to encourage active travel on rural roads

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Aberdeenshire Council is launching a new campaign titled “Share Space” which aims to encourage active travel across Aberdeenshire and raise awareness for the presence of multiple modes of transport on rural routes. In partnership with Nestrans, the project will create provisions for active travel on rural roads, allowing space for all modes of transport. Signs approved by Transport Scotland will …

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 …

Public asked for feedback on proposed options for A944 active travel route

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Three options for developing a flagship segregated active travel route between Westhill and Kingswells are to go on display for public feedback.  An online consultation will open today (Monday, 17 May) for a period of four weeks to help gather views on each option. The planned path aims to create a safe, direct, convenient, coherent, and continuous active travel link …

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 …