Draft Transport Strategy views sought

AN ONLINE consultation seeking the public’s views on the draft Local Transport Strategy has been launched by Aberdeenshire Council.

The council has set out a number of actions covering everything from walking, cycling, and public transport to car parking, road safety and winter maintenance, as part of a wide-ranging transport strategy.

Speaking after the launch, Chairman of the Infrastructure Services Committee, Councillor Peter Argyle, said that transport played a crucial role in all aspects of Aberdeenshire life and urged local residents to make their views known through the survey.

“The draft Local Transport Strategy has been prepared following previous consultation processes that generated over 1000 responses earlier this year”, he said.

“All responses received will be carefully considered and used to inform the development of a final Local Transport Strategy, which is planned for publication later in the year.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide us with their comments last time around and would encourage them to provide further feedback during this latest and final consultation.”

Vice-chair, Councillor Jill Webster added: “Rising fuel costs, increasing traffic congestion and a requirement to do our part to cut carbon emissions from transport means that we cannot go on as we have been.

“I very much welcome this publication, which at its heart seeks to encourage individuals to consider ways in which they can travel less or travel more effectively.

As part of the consultation, a questionnaire has been developed and is available to complete online until 31 October at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/draftLTS

For further information on the development of the strategy and how to get involved, visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/ltsconsultation or email the strategy team at ltsconsultation@aberdeenshire.gov.uk