‘Get on your bike’ urge shire council

Long vehicle: Buses such as this are deemed to be too long to cross the A90 in safety.
Long vehicle: Buses such as this are deemed to be too long to cross the A90 in safety.

ABERDEENSHIRE Council is urging individuals and businesses in the shire to change their travel patterns, as the shire prepares for a future where fuel scarcity and rising prices could impact the region’s lifestyle.

The Local Transport Strategy, formulated by the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, describes its over-arching message as encouraging people to ‘travel less, travel more actively and travel more effectively.’

The proposals will be adopted within the council itself, with the recommendation being that individuals and businesses should take the advice on board as well.

The proposals include continued council support for local cycling initiatives, promotion of passenger transport, and reviewing public transport arrangements.

Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee Councillor Peter Argyle said: “The development of the new LTS has allowed us the opportunity to reflect on past successes and refocus our minds on the current transport challenges facing Aberdeenshire.

“By implementing the actions of the new LTS, I am confident Aberdeenshire Council will be strongly positioned to tackle the transport challenges we currently face, and help us realise our vision to be the very best council in Scotland.”