Aberdeen low emission zone: motorists arriving by ferry urged to ‘plan ahead’

With Aberdeen’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) coming into force in June, Shetland motorists arriving by ferry are urged to check their vehicles and plan routes ahead. The zone is in line with Scottish Government policy to improve air quality.

After this date, drivers of vehicles which are not compliant with regulations will face fines if they enter LEZ areas, reports Shetland News.

Drivers can check if their vehicle can or cannot enter into an LEZ by using this link.

Motorists arriving by ferry from Shetland and Orkney have been advised to check their vehicles and plan routes ahead of time. This will affect a short stretch of Market Street, close to the ferry terminal on Commercial Quay.

Drivers can avoid the LEZ by turning left on to Market Street, however turning right onto Market Street brings vehicles very close to the LEZ boundary, with no option to turn back.

Routes heading south can be accessed by North Esplanade West, Riverside Drive, Great Southern Road, and on to the Stonehaven road.

Routes to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI), the west, north-west, and north are most easily accessed via North Esplanade West, Riverside Drive, Holburn Street, South Anderson Drive, Anderson Drive, The Parkway and Ellon Road.

Blue badge holders, emergency and specialist vehicles are exempt from LEZ restrictions but need to register their details on the website so their vehicles can access all low emission zones in Scotland.

(Pic – Shetland News)


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