Aberdeenshire council has an administration formed of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Aligned Independents.
According to the 2020 Hands Up survey, 41.9% of children in Aberdeenshire walked to school, 5% cycled and 2.4% scooted or skated. According to the 2021 Cycling Scotland annual monitoring report, 2.5% of employees usually or regularly cycle to work and 15% of households have no access to a car. The council provided no data on its active travel spend. It has a Walking and Cycling Action Plan dated 2009
2022 local election
Parties standing (in alphabetical order)
- Alba: Twitter
- Scottish Conservative & Unionist: Facebook (North East Conservatives)
- Scottish Family Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Scottish Greens: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Labour: Facebook
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Libertarian Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- SNP: Website (Aberdeenshire West) ~ Facebook: Aberdeenshire West Aberdeenshire East
Endorsements of our three asks:
- Paul Johnstone, independent candidate for Mid Formartine ward responded: Cycling wheeling and walking are on my agenda. I hope my record of including this in my planning decisions of over 20 years is proof of commitment. I agree to these commitments.
- Sarah Dickinson, Lib Dem candidate for Stonehaven and Lower Deeside responded: Regarding the @walkwheelcycle campaign – I support active and accessible travel for all which means I support the necessary investment in the infrastructure and the policy decisions which will enable any Aberdeenshire resident to Walk, Wheel or Cycle safely. In Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Stonehaven has a Traffic Management Review underway and I will listen to the views expressed by residents through that process about active accessible travel for all and will seek to deliver on that. Lower Deeside residents have concerns relating to road safety through settlements, in particular, and I am committed to supporting residents there to address those concerns so that active and accessible travel opportunities can be pursued in practice and not just theory. As with all work undertaken by local councils, the Scottish Government needs to finance local government properly which it does not currently do. Please lobby them accordingly.
- Kenneth Hutchison, SNP candidate for Mid Formatine ward responded: There’s nothing to disagree with in your prospectus. In particular, I’m keen to see expansion of our network of paths for walking & cycling locally.