In Town Without My Car Day - Road Closures

10 September 2018

Road closures for In Town Without My Car Day

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


From 06:00 until 18:00 on 16 September, 2018.

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.


From 06:00 until 18:00 on 16 September, 2018.

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 15 September 2018, until 18:00 on 16 September, 2018

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

For information on changes to bus routes please visit: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/ITWMCD

Visitors to In Town Without My Car Day will be entertained by a number of exciting stalls and free activities including the Skyfall zipwire down Union Street, our very own version of Carpool Karaoke and an inflatable bootcamp course and bungee run. A number of other exciting activities have been booked including; the Getabout Bicycle Roadshow, face painting, a window treasure hunt competition, Dr Bike tutors and many more in the large, traffic free space.. .

The event is one of several being held in Aberdeen as part of European Mobility week, an EU funded initiative which has sought to promote alternatives to private car use in cities, as well as improve health and quality of life for everyone by exploring solutions to urban challenges, such as air pollution since 2002. This year’s theme is “multimodality” and is encouraging us to explore the many different options available for getting from A to B, and to think about the mode that best suits our particular journey. Those travelling to the event are encouraged to; walk, cycle or take the bus and will be rewarded with Getabout goodies for doing so from the Getabout stand. If you travel by bus, then come come along with your ticket as evidence.

In Town Without My Car Day and European Mobility week are supported by the GetAbout partnership which includes; Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils plus;NESTRANS, NHS, Energy Saving Trust, RGU, University of Aberdeen and NESCOL. The Getabout partnership aims to promote sustainable transport in the North East of Scotland. GetAbout, Co-Wheels, Air Quality officers and Home Energy Scotland will be on hand to provide free advice and items for travelling more sustainably and encouraging alternative transport solutions.

More information about transport choices can be found at www.getabout.org.uk and the Aberdeen Cycle Map can be downloaded from the Council website. To view or download the Aberdeen Cycle Map visit https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/roads-transport-and-parking/cycling-aberdeen/cycling-maps

In Town Without My Car Day is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Further Information on ITWMCD can be found at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/ITWMCD 

For more information about travel choices visit getabout.org.uk