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 …

Upgrading streetscape work on Union Street Central to start

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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 …

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

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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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Contract awarded for much-need footpath link at Blackdog

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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 …

Two public consultations for the A93 and the A947 start today

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From Aberdeen City Council: Two separate public consultations have started with potential options for improving transport connections on the A93 from Aberdeen to Banchory and the A947 from the A96 junction at Bucksburn to the Parkhill junction on the city bypass (AWPR). The studies, which focus on active travel and public transport connections, continue the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council …

Second public consultation for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

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From Aberdeen City Council: People living or working near Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West are being asked to take part in a second in-person and online consultation which could lead to street improvements for the area. The next stage of Ashgrove Connects project, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and paid by the North-east transport organisation Nestrans, comprises a …

Two public consultations into improving transport connections on the A92 and the A944 have started

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From Aberdeen City Council:Two separate public consultations have started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A92 from Bridge of Dee to Bridge of Don and the A944 Aberdeen to Westhill. The studies, which focus on active travel and public transport connections, continue the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means …