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

Lucy Johnston 2021, 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 Johnston 2021, 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 Johnston 2020, 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, …