Do you travel on the A96 – Inverurie to Aberdeen?

Stuart SmithNews

Take the hassle out of your festive travel, don’t be one of those people, stuck in traffic jams, or frustrated in car parks!

Consultants AECOM have recently been commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to carry out the A96 (Inverurie to Aberdeen city centre) Collective Travel Study under the CIVITAS PORTIS programme. Which is an EU funded project. Aberdeenshire Council and NESTRANS form part of the steering group for the study.

The CIVITAS PORTIS programme seeks to address the unique transport challenges of a set of port-based cities across Europe.

This study will focus on the broad A96 Corridor (between Aberdeen City Centre and Inverurie – see map below), taking into account:

  • The A96 road corridor (and associated connections), focusing in particular on Craibstone Park and Ride and bus services, cycling infrastructure and associated footways / pedestrian infrastructure such as crossings.
  • The rail line via Dyce and Inverurie and associated rail services and stations.

The aim of the study is to look at ways to encourage more sustainable travel choices – by this we mean bus, rail, car sharing, travelling by low emission vehicles (such as electric vehicles), cycling and walking. We’re particularly interested in regular, everyday journeys such as commuting.

Further details about the programme can be found on this webpage:

We are keen to gather feedback from you. We have an online Placecheck tool open for comments for this project until the end of December 2017. This is an online mapping tool, which anyone can add comments to – things they like about the corridor, things they don’t like and crucially, things they would like to see improved to help them make more sustainable travel choices. Therefore, if you have any feedback, especially feedback specifically related to a particular location, please visit our site and submit your comments: