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 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Aberdeen City Council will be taking part in a range of activities to celebrate European Mobility Week, including:
1. A 'Pedal for Scotland' mass cycling event;
2. A City Centre 'Car Free Day' where a series of streets are closed to motor traffic and dedicated instead to a free public event on the themes of sustainable mobility and 'taking back the streets';
3. A sponsored cycling event with a City primary school;
4. A series of bicycle roadshows in schools; and
5. A series of 'business breakfasts' where we engage with members of the business community to promote sustainable mobility, particularly use of the Aberdeen Car Club.
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:
An area of Aberdeen City Centre, encompassing Schoolhill, Belmont Street and Little Belmont Street will be closed to traffic and devoted instead to a large free public event.
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)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
More details on permanent measures:

Middleton Park School will have new cycle parking installed as part of their participation in EMW. Signage improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in the vicinity of the Robert Gordon University are being implemented. New Car Club bays will be implemented. Two safety campaigns are also taking place in September - one on bus safety, the other targeting unsafe parking outside schools.