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

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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 …

Business Breakfast – Dyce Travel Plan

Stuart Smith News

The Dyce Travel Plan looks at ways to promote sustainable forms of transport to and from the Dyce area. Join us for our free Business Breakfast event on Thursday 16th January, 7-9am, at The Marriott Hotel to learn more about the Travel Plan, the future of transport in and around Dyce and what options and support are available to you …

Come and chat with us

Stuart Smith News

Come along and find out more about Getabout and Civitas PORTIS this weekend. Drop in by our stand this weekend (11th and 12th January) in the Lower Mall of the Bon Accord Centre. We’ll be around from 9am-6pm on Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sunday with lots of information and to chat to you about sustainable travel in Aberdeen …

Winter campaign promotes the importance of road safety in the north east

Stuart Smith News

As we approach winter, days are becoming shorter and the weather is turning grey, which means an increasing number of north east residents will be travelling or commuting in potentially hazardous conditions. Pedestrian casualties are at their highest during the winter season, which brings a heightened need for road safety. Road accidents during winter can be caused by minimal daylight, …

New website launched to promote Park and Ride services in the north east

Stuart Smith News

Getabout, the sustainable travel brand, today (Monday 28th October) launched their new Park and Ride website for users in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The site covers the five park and ride locations in the north east including Bridge of Don, Craibstone, Ellon, Kingswells and Newtonhill. The website provides users with information on the facilities available at each location, opening times, fares, …

Got an idea that would improve health and wellbeing in your local community?

Stuart Smith News

The Aberdeen City Health Improvement Fund is open for applications, with a deadline Thursday 14th November. Up to £5,000 is available to put your idea into action. The fund is available for new initiatives that will improve health and wellbeing in communities across Aberdeen, either geographical communities or communities of interest. They are looking for projects that: Are new, innovative …