Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Aberdeen City
228.800 inhabitants

Local contact

Transportation Strategy and Programmes
Rachael Sparrow
Aberdeen City Council, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen City, AB10 1AB
++44 1224 523324

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
The Getabout Bicycle Roadshow is a fun activity that aims to give all who attend a chance to try a number of different bicycles. There are a wide variety of bicycles to choose from, including; recumbent bikes, penny farthings, clown bikes, tricycles and many more. The Getabout Bicycle Roadshow will be visiting an Aberdeen City School on this day.
17 September
The Getabout Bicycle Roadshow is a fun activity that aims to give all who attend a chance to try a number of different bicycles. There are a wide variety of bicycles to choose from, including; recumbent bikes, penny farthings, clown bikes, tricycles and many more. The Getabout Bicycle Roadshow will be visiting an Aberdeen City School on this day.
18 September
The Getabout Bicycle Roadshow is a fun activity that aims to give all who attend a chance to try a number of different bicycles. There are a wide variety of bicycles to choose from, including; recumbent bikes, penny farthings, clown bikes, tricycles and many more. The Getabout Bicycle Roadshow will be visiting an Aberdeen City School on this day.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
On Sunday the 15th of September, some of the main streets in Aberdeen city centre will be closed to traffic so that a free event called In Town Without My Car Day can take place. The streets that will be closed include; Union Street (between Bridge Street and Market Street), Belmont Street, Little Belmont Street and Gaelic Lane. A wide variety of activities will take place, including; street performers, a climbing wall, the Getabout Bicycle Roadshow, a bicycle stunt show, a treasure hunt, face painting, a zip wire and many more.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)