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

The current lockdown measures from the Scottish government now allows us to undertake unlimited exercise per day and this includes running, walking or cycling.You can stay safe and protect others during this time by ensuring you follow social distancing guidelines and follow NHS guidance on hygiene. Walk or cycle either alone or with members of your own household. If you …

COVID-19 – Changes to Public Transport

Lucy Johnston News

Latest update: 27 May 2020 Temporary changes to public transport services in the north east of Scotland are being introduced following advice  around physical contact and non-essential travel in response to an increase in cases of the coronavirus. These measures aim to balance a reduction of both staff and customers with the need to provide services for key workers. Due …

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 …

UK Road Safety Week (18-24 November 2019)

Stuart Smith News

Schools, nurseries, colleges and family centres can now register for UK Road Safety Week 2019 (18-24 November) at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/educators. Coordinated by charity Brake, the Week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources. These include assembly slides, lesson plans, guidance sheets, activity sheets, posters and digital content such as videos and …

In Town Without My Car Day

Stuart Smith News

Sunday 15 September 2019 10am – 4.30pm Union Street and Belmont Street Free In Town Without My Car Day returns to Aberdeen city centre. Once again as part of European Mobility Week we are closing Union Street (from Union Terrace to Belmont Street), Belmont Street, Gaelic Lane and Little Belmont Street to traffic and filling all that road space with …