Shape the future of travel in your town

In the coming weeks, Aberdeenshire Council will be inviting residents of Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverurie and Portlethen to take part in a household questionnaire to help shape the future of travel in their towns.

Questionnaires will be distributed, along with travel information packs as part of the ongoing Integrated Travel Town (ITT) project. 

Information packs will include public transport guides, walking/cycling maps and health transport information, with the aim of encouraging active and sustainable travel plans.

The council’s engagement activities to-date have informed the development of draft Masterplans for each of the towns. With proposals set out for implementation, typically over a five year period.

Proposals include walking and cycling paths, cycle parking, electric vehicle charge points, walking and cycling maps, cycle training and community events. With the aim of helping local residents make the most of active and sustainable travel.

Summing up Year One of the project, Transportation Strategy Manager, Mark Skilling, said: “The ITT project is a fantastic example of the integral role communities can play in shaping their local services.  At a time when budgets are under ever increasing pressure, this model of community led delivery provides us with a vital tool in enabling us to ensure the money spent reflects the needs and wants of the communities we serve.

“This is very much a long term project, with grant funding used last year to develop the proposals and funding applications have already been made to allow us to develop feasibility and design for infrastructure proposals and continue to roll out promotional events and activities under the ‘Getabout’ banner. 

“We hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to make use of the information provided in the mail out pack and we welcome feedback into the draft Masterplan. This is an exciting project which truly has the potential to shape the future of not only transport but impact positively on health, air quality and economic development in their town”

Draft Masterplans can be viewed for comment on the Council’s dedicated ITT pages and in the above town’s libraries. 

For further information please contact: transportation@aberdeenshire.gov.uk