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 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Our streets our choice,

We plan to close two streets to traffic on the 21st September and fill the resulting space with a host of activities, designed to raise awareness of low carbon transport and to encourage people into the space to enjoy it and to linger.

Activities include a free cycle roadshow, a cycle fashion show, street dancing, the chance to meet our new hydrogen bus fleet, electric car club vehicles and much more

We also plan to take our cycle roadshow to shcools and workplaces in the city to raise its profile as a fun, cheap and easy way to get around

All eevents will be pulled together under the Getabout banner, the Sustainable transport partnership and brand for the north east
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:
Schoolhill, a busy city centre street housing shops and residential and Belmont Street, a shared space area with high quality public realm
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 facilities (parking, locks etc)
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns