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

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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 …

Santa Claus is coming to town by bus this Christmas

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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

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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 …

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

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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, …

Peterhead Transport Interchange reopens to customers following improvement works

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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 …

Funding secured for Denburn Restoration Project

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From Aberdeen City Council Plans are to be drawn up to make an ancient stream flowing through the heart of Aberdeen more accessible to residents. The estimated £2.1 million Denburn Restoration project – covering approximately a 1.5 mile stretch from Maidencraig to King’s Gate in the west of the city – would also enhance the wetland habitat and increase biodiversity. …

Celebrating the launch of north east bike recycling and reuse scheme

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A new bike recycling, repair and reuse project will see thousands of unwanted bikes across the north east saved from scrap and instead given a new lease of life in support of local people and causes.  Launching this weekend, on Saturday, 10th June, is a network of local partners known collectively as ‘CycleHub.Org’ that will transform old, donated bikes into refurbished models …

Peterhead transport interchange to undergo a programme of improvements during the summer

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From Aberdeenshire Council Peterhead’s transport interchange is to undergo a £250,000 programme of improvements during the summer. Opened in 2007, the facility continues to serve as an important entry point to the town centre with both local town bus services and longer distance services operating out of the interchange. Following recent concerns raised by members of the public and local …