Aberdeen City Council statement on Bus Gates

Lucy JohnstonNews

Aberdeen City Council has today, in the context of the ongoing construction works on Union Street and around the New Market development, made a number of changes to traffic priorities in the city centre. The Bus Gates on Union Street (westbound only) / Market Street (southbound only), between its junctions with Adelphi and Hadden Street will be suspended with changes …

New segregated cycle path in Tullos open

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeen City Council A new segregated walking, wheeling, and cycling route in Aberdeen which will improve active travel opportunities is open and ready for use. The improvements along Craigshaw Drive between the Shell Path and Wellington Road have extended the cycle network through West Tullos to Wellington Road. Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The new segregated …

Aberdeen's Low Emission Zone - Let's clear the air

Funding to help get ready for aberdeen’s low emission zone

Stuart SmithNews

Up to £3,000 can be claimed by eligible residents and businesses Households and businesses whose vehicles do not comply with the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards are being encouraged to apply for funding to ease the cost of switching to more sustainable transport. Transport Scotland’s Low Emission Zone Support Fund, administered by Energy Saving Trust, has opened for applications. The …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A947 corridor

Lucy JohnstonNews

A drop-in session is being held as part of a public consultation to further develop options walking, wheeling, and cycling interventions on the A947 from the Parkhill junction on the bypass (AWPR) to the A96 junction at Bucksburn including through Dyce. The study continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the …

Feedback sought on draft Regional Active Travel Network

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Nestrans: Members of the public are being asked to give their views on a Regional Active Travel Network for North East Scotland. Active travel is people-powered transport: walking, wheeling (such as wheelchairs, scooters, prams and buggies) and cycling.  Improving routes for these options can help more people get to where they want to go, improve people’s health and reduce …

Upgrading streetscape work on Union Street Central to start

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeen City Council Major works upgrading part of Union Street to include more pavement space and an entrance for the new market building are to start this month. The works to the Union Street Central area – between the Market Street and Bridge Street junctions – will make it more attractive and vibrant while promoting walking and cycling as …

First Bus to offer FREE day ticket for Spectra visitors

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From Aberdeen City Council First Bus will ensure audiences will not miss their Spectra connection by offering a free day ticket for Spectra attendees, making it easier for people to visit the festival. Inspired by the theme of ‘Connections’, Scotland’s Festival of Light will return to illuminate Aberdeen with a packed programme of free artworks and events, from Thursday 08 …

Santa Claus is coming to town by bus this Christmas

Lucy JohnstonNews

Aberdeen shoppers encouraged to take the bus this festive season for quicker, stress-free and greener travel in and around the city With just under 20 shopping days left until Christmas, the North East Bus Alliance has enlisted the help of the big man himself, Santa Claus, to encourage shoppers to choose the bus.   Following the launch of its campaign …

Launch of new trail guides including Union Terrace Gardens and cinemas of the city

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeen City Council Three new free walking trail guides for Aberdeen were today launched including Union Terrace Gardens, cinemas old and new, and the Bridge of Don area. The family-friendly guides and maps, produced by Aberdeen City Council with help from community groups and student placements for some of them, are designed to encourage people discover places full of …