City Council Updates
 

Aberdeen City Council is developing its second Active Travel Action Plan which will identify the priority walking and cycling projects that the Council will take forward in the coming years.

A draft Plan has now been developed and is being released for public and stakeholder consultation.

This takes into account the results of an initial public engagement exercise undertaken earlier this year, and also the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic which saw significantly increased demand for walking and cycling during lockdown and continued messages from the UK and Scottish Governments that walking and cycling are the best ways to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic and are the best forms of transport to use for physical distancing.

The consultation is available at  https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/place/draft-active-travel-action-plan-consultation from Monday 14th September to Sunday 11th October. Make sure you make your opinions known.

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Aberdeen City Council is now consulting on options for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in the City Centre.

In accordance with the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, we have been identifying and appraising options for a LEZ in Aberdeen, following the National Low Emission Framework (NLEF) process.

At this stage in the process, 8 feasible and options remain, and these are now being taken forward for public and stakeholder consultation and detailed traffic and air quality modelling.

Feedback is being sought via an online questionnaire, which is open from Monday 14th September to Sunday 11th October, which identifies the LEZ options and asks for your views on the pros and cons of each:
https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/planning/lez

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The Nestrans draft Regional Transport Strategy 2040 has now been published and is open for public consultation for ten weeks.

Over the past year, Nestrans has been working in partnership with stakeholders, partners and the public to develop the next Regional Transport Strategy. The plan, known as Nestrans 2040, will shape transport policies and actions for the next 20 years. 

Due to the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 Nestrans will be doing things differently and instead of face to face meetings there will be a focus on virtual engagement.  To assist with this a Virtual Exhibition has been established which will help to guide you through the draft strategy and its supporting documents as well as allow you to ask questions and submit feedback.  The virtual exhibition can be accessed through our consultation website www.nestrans2040.org.uk  

Comments can be submitted via the webpage above until 16th October.