Road closures for In Town Without My Car Day Sep 12 2019 | Aberdeen City council

Aberdeen City Council reminds those travelling to In Town Without My Car Day of the temporary road closures and waiting restrictions in place. 

ROAD CLOSURES

From 06:00 until 18:00 on 15 September, 2019.

Union Street, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Bridge Street and Market Street.

Belmont Street, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Union Street and Schoolhill.

Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Belmont Street and Backwynd.

Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Belmont Street and Backwynd.

Backwynd, between its junctions with Schoolhill and Union Street, with the exception of taxis. 

RESTRICTIONS

From 06:00 until 18:00 on September 15, 2019.

No right turn from Backwynd onto Union Street.

The existing restriction of right turn manoeuvres from Union Street onto Bridge Street shall be suspended.

From 18:00 on 14 September 2019, until 18:00 on 15 September, 2019

Prohibition of waiting on either side of Little Belmont Street between its junctions with Backwynd and Belmont Street, including the disabled bays.

Visitors to In Town Without My Car Day on Sunday (15 September) will be entertained by a number of exciting stalls and free activities including the Skyfall zipwire on Union Street, our very own version of Carpool Karaoke and the CLAN Bike Stunt Show. A number of other exciting activities will be on offer including; face painting, All or Nothing Aerial Display and come and try sessions, a climbing wall, Bike Doctor and many more in the large, traffic free space.

Since 2002 European Mobility Week has sought to influence mobility and urban transport issues, as well as improve health and quality of life for everyone by exploring solutions to urban challenges, such as air pollution. This year’s theme is “walk with us” and is focusing on safe walking and cycling and the ways that keeping active can benefit our health, environment and bank balances.

The main message of the day will not be missed with GetAbout, Co-Wheels, Air Quality officers, and Home Energy Scotland on hand to provide advice on travelling more sustainably and encouraging alternative transport solutions.

The day’s popular Treasure Hunt is bigger and better, offering the chance to find the hidden items in shop windows within the In Town Without My Car Day event space to win a free ice cream – and you can enter the prize draw for a chance to win £250 worth of bike store vouchers.

Free Park and Ride return bus travel provided by First Bus and Stagecoach will be available to everyone attending the event in Aberdeen City Centre, valid on Sunday 15 September 2019 for travel on the Park and Ride services from Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire sites to Aberdeen city centre. Vouchers should be downloaded in advance.  More information can be found on our website link below.

In Town Without My Car Day is one of many projects in the city funded by the Scottish Government’s “Smarter Choices Smarter Places” programme and is enabled by Aberdeen’s involvement in the Civitas Portis project.   Civitas Portis is a European project that aims to implement innovative, active and sustainable transport measures in participating cities.

In Town Without My Car Day and European Mobility week are supported by the GetAbout partnership which includes Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council as well as NESTRANS, NHS, Energy Saving Trust, RGU, University of Aberdeen and NESCOL, and aims to promote sustainable transport in the north-east of Scotland.

In Town Without My Car Day is free to attend and further Information can be found at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/ITWMCD . For more information about European Mobility Week visit www.getabout.org.uk .

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