Community views sought on proposed active travel routes between Kemnay, Kintore and Inverurie

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Public engagement open until November 8th Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the community’s view on new proposed active travel routes between Kemnay and Inverurie and Kemnay and Kintore. Since the delivery of the Inverurie to Kintore shared use path which has become a very popular route, together with plans currently under development for Kintore to Blackburn, the council is looking to …

Grampian Cycle Partnership launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’

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A new handbook, compiled by cyclists for cyclists, has been published to highlight best-practice cycling behaviours. The Grampian Cycle Partnership is pleased to launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’. The group is a voluntary organisation that encourage, promote and support all forms of cycling across the North East. With an extraordinary uptake of cycling over the past year or so, it aims …

Tour of Britain stage revealed for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen

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The final stage route for the Tour of Britain in September – which will be in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – has been announced. Stage 8 will begin in Stonehaven and this year’s overall champion will be crowned in Aberdeen at the end of the most northerly stage ever to feature in the Tour of Britain. By popular demand from local …

Campaign launched to tackle summer cycling casualties

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Partners across the North East have launched a collective campaign that aims to reduce higher incidents of cycling casualties over the summer months. Research has shown an increase in local pedal cycle casualties during the summer months, as pedal cyclists get out on two wheels across North East Scotland. Records show that in many of the cases, a common cause …

Portlethen & Inverurie Walking and Cycling Infrastructure takes a step forward

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Residents of Portlethen and Inverurie are being asked to share their views on proposed new cycle and walking infrastructure being developed for the towns. The proposals, first outlined in the development of the Integrated Travel Town Masterplans, have been progressed following a successful funding allocation from Transport Scotland’s ‘Low Carbon Transport Travel Fund’. Designs have been put forward in Inverurie …

People asked to keep up the fantastic walking and cycling habits from lockdown

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A campaign was launched today to encourage people across the North-east to ‘keep it up’ with the good walking, cycling and wheeling habits from lockdown. Both cycling and walking increased by huge percentages in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including an overall 85% rise in walking and cycling in the city. The City and Shire Councils and transport partnership Nestrans are banding …

Social distancing plans for city streets to support the NHS are given the go-ahead

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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, …