Fig­ures re­veal per­cent­age of peo­ple in Aberdeen us­ing buses lag­ging

Evening Express (City Final) - - News -

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.

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