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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 …

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 …

£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 …

Public consultation into improving active travel connections from Murcar to Blackdog on A92

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeen City Council A public consultation starts today to get opinions on the recommended option for improving walking, wheeling, and cycling connections on the A92 from the Murcar roundabout to Blackdog. The study continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the city bypass (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors …

Improvement works to cycle links in West Tullos to begin

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeen City Council Construction work to extend the cycle network through West Tullos to Wellington Road will begin on Monday next week (9 October). New cycle facilities will connect Wellington Road with the “Shell Path”, which runs between King George VI Bridge and Abbotswell Road, improving active travel options. Works will include installing cycle tracks alongside footways on Craigshaw …

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 …

Innovative new e-bike scheme launched for Formartine and Buchan Way

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeenshire Council An innovative new scheme to introduce e-bikes to a popular north-east leisure route launches tomorrow (Saturday). Aberdeenshire Council and project partners will be hiring out 20 electric bikes for use along the Formartine & Buchan Way among other local routes. Under the initiative, the electric bikes will be available to hire from both Peterhead and Fraserburgh leisure …

Contract awarded for much-need footpath link at Blackdog

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeenshire Council Councillors have approved a contract for the construction of a much-need footpath to improve access to bus services at Blackdog. The project was first identified by Aberdeenshire Council when residents of Blackdog faced difficulties accessing bus services after the opening of the A90/AWPR. Road improvements at Blackdog had resulted in a change to the access points to bus …

£160k Sustrans funding approved for Banff and Macduff bridge project

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeenshire Council Plans for the construction of a new active travel bridge crossing at Banff for pedestrians and cyclists have taken a massive step forward. Aberdeenshire Council’s successful bid for £160,000 of Sustrans grant funding will enable the authority to develop initial design work on the proposed crossing. Early last year, Aberdeenshire Council commissioned a study to explore options …