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 …

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 …

Have your say on the future of transport in Aberdeenshire

Lucy JohnstonNews

Aberdeenshire residents are being encouraged to give their views on current and future transport provision across the region. The survey will inform the development of an Aberdeenshire Rural Transport Strategy. Open until until February 11, the short survey be completed at tinyurl.com/aberdeenshirerts The results will also be used to inform the review of Aberdeenshire Council’s Passenger Transport Strategy which is …

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 …

£896,000 of improvements started on the Formartine and Buchan Way

Lucy JohnstonNews

An £896,000 programme of improvements to the historic and popular Formartine and Buchan Way has begun. Once completed, the works – which form a major realignment of the existing National Cycle Network (NCN) – will enable even more people to walk, wheel and cycle, along with equestrian use, from Newmachar to Auchnagatt and beyond. The Formartine and Buchan Way improvements …

Help Val the Forgotten return to his Viking home with an interactive adventure

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeenshire Council An interactive scheme to get people of all ages out into the fresh air and enjoy some exercise while helping a lonely lost Viking has been launched in Ellon. ShireQuest is a blend of online gaming with real-life interaction as participants help Val – brother of Thor, Viking God of Thunder – return to his home in …

A million Aberdeen bus passengers experience better journeys thanks to new city centre bus priority

Lucy JohnstonNews

Almost 600,000 bus passengers a month are now experiencing better journeys because of the new bus priority routes in Aberdeen city centre. Two months on from their introduction, new figures from First Aberdeen and Stagecoach show the bus gates are already delivering measurable benefits for bus passengers across the region. The priority works have been delivered by Aberdeen City Council, …

Public engagement events around Banff and Macduff active travel bridge options

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeenshire Council The communities of Banff and Macduff are being encouraged to share their views on two design options for a new active travel bridge across the River Deveron. Events are being held on Monday, September 25 at Deveron Community & Sports Centre, Banff from 1pm till 7pm and on Tuesday, September 26 at Macduff Community & Sports Centre …

Peterhead Transport Interchange reopens to customers following improvement works

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeenshire Council Bus services have resumed at Peterhead’s transport interchange following the completion of a series of improvements to the facility. Work on the project, arranged by Aberdeenshire Council and largely funded by Nestrans, took place over six weeks and has involved a range of repairs, upgrades and new additions to the Windmill Street facility. Energy-efficiency has been a …