Car-sharing lane to be introduced in north-east Scotland

Motorists may be soon be able to take advantage of a car-sharing lane on the A90 between Aberdeen and Stonehaven as part of a government pilot scheme.

Transport Scotland and Aberdeen City Council are considering the implementation of a lane for exclusive use by high occupancy vehicles in order to help curb traffic.

The £566,000 plans are being discussed after similar schemes were implemented in England, with South Gloucestershire Council having reported positive feedback for its car-sharing lane, reports the Press and Journal.

Nestrans convener and deputy council leader Kevin Stewart said: “It’s only right that we pilot such schemes to see if high occupancy lanes reduce the amount of traffic.”

He added that any such scheme will only be implemented once work on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and A90 park-and-ride is complete.

Last week, Transport Scotland agreed a £31.5 million contract with a construction firm to undertake a series of major road improvements to the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness.

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