New campaign to encourage changes in how people get around the city centre to tackle climate change

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Early improvements of the bus priority measures include reduction in congestion, improved punctuality and increased passenger numbers Aberdeen’s new bus priority measures are reducing pollution and congestion in the city centre, and slashing journey times by 25% according to the North East Bus Alliance. The alliance says that “more people taking the bus, more often” will make an even bigger difference to emissions given that one double decker bus takes up to 75 cars off the road. The new statistics come as the alliance launches a campaign to encourage people …

£200,000 for Aberdeen bus infrastructure Improving bus reliability and making journeys faster

Lucy Johnston2023, News

From Transport Scotland: The Scottish Government has awarded £200,000 to the North East Bus Alliance through the Bus Partnership Fund. This will deliver bus priority infrastructure on Market Street, Guild Street, and Bridge Street in Aberdeen city centre – reducing the impact of congestion on bus services and making journeys quicker for passengers. Bus lanes and gates are expected to be operational by the end of Summer 2023, coinciding with the completion of improvements at South College Street which are funded by the Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Council. This …

CCTV for pedestrian counts on CCTV Westburn Road/Hutcheon Street

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Please note that CCTV will be in operation on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street on Thursday 16 February 2023. In order to encourage people to make more walking journeys between Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the City Centre, Aberdeen City Council are installing a number of benches on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street. Given how hilly this corridor is, these will provide useful resting places for pedestrians, especially those who may have been discouraged from walking between the hospital and the City Centre previously. The benches will be procured by the …

Boundary for proposed low emission zone in city centre changed after consultation

Lucy Johnston2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: People have a last chance to formally object to the proposed boundary for the low emission zone (LEZ) in the city centre – which has changed since the last consultation after public feedback. The geographical boundary of the LEZ has reduced slightly taking out the East North Street, Commerce Street, and the Wapping Street gyratory. A range of documents, including the option appraisal report, traffic modelling report, air quality assessment, and supporting impact assessments, can be viewed on the Low Emission Zone Consultation page …

12 million-pound investment secured to transform public transport in the North East

Lucy Johnston2021, News

The North East of Scotland Bus Alliance has been successful in its bid for £12 million from Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund. The ambitious proposals have been developed with the vision to significantly transform public transport provision in the North East. The success of the bid means that early work can begin on the development of an Aberdeen Rapid Transit system, as well as delivering significant bus priority in the city centre, and on key routes into the city. Funding will be used to develop, the business cases and designs …

City centre businesses offered free trials of electric cargo bikes

Lucy Johnston2020, News

Apply now at: www.nestrans.org.uk/biketrial  Businesses based in Aberdeen city centre which are looking to bolster their sustainability credentials can now apply for a free trial of an electric cargo bike. Nestrans, the North East Transport Scotland Transport Partnership, is making six e-cargo bikes available for a free trial of up to one year. The trials will allow organisations to test a means of transport which could not only benefit their business but would also contribute to improved air quality and reduced congestion in the city centre. Whether it’s carrying equipment, …