park and ride
Park and Ride enables people to combine car and bus journeys, letting the bus take them the final leg of their journey, with no need to worry about city centre car parking.
The north east has led the way in the development of bus-based Park and Rides in Scotland. There are three Park & Ride sites in the north east in Bridge of Don, Kingswells and Ellon. Planning permission has been granted and land acquired for a 999 space site off the A96 (T), including a dual carriageway link road between the A96 and the existing junction of Dyce Drive and Argyll Road. Planning permission is being sought for a similar sized site off the A90 (T) to the south of Aberdeen adjacent to the Schoolhill flyover. The Minister has indicated willingness to include construction of both these sites within the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route contract. Nestrans will continue to work with Transport Scotland and our two Local Authorities to progress proposals and achieve commitment to construct these facilities and secure funding at both local and national level. A pre-tendering process will be undertaken to determine the most appropriate way to operate the Park & Ride network and progress the procurement process.