Figures reveal percentage of people in Aberdeen using buses lagging
THE proportion of people using buses in Aberdeen is well below that of other major cities – and falling, according to statistics.
Figures, which form part of a report to be presented to Nestrans (North East of Scotland Transport Partnership) board members on Monday, reveal the percentage of people travelling to work or education by bus in Aberdeen in 2015 was just 11%. And that compares to 17% in Glasgow, 20% in Dundee and 27% in Edinburgh.
The report added: “Travel to work and education statistics show that objectives to encourage mode shift away from private car to more sustainable modes of transport are not being achieved with, at best, mode split remaining fairly static and the proportion of people using the bus for the journey to work declining from 17% to 12% in the city and remaining at 5% in Aberdeenshire between 2005/06 and 2015.”
The report recommends board members back a draft Quality Partnership agreement setting out the proposed structure and governance of a new North East Bus Alliance.