Nestrans commission study for access to Laurencekirk

Stuart Smith 2013, News

The north-east of Scotland Transport Partnership, Nestrans have appointed a company to study the preferred solution for access to Laurencekirk. After a competitive tender process the ‘Access to Laurencekirk Study’ contract has been awarded to CH2M HILL. Derick Murray, Nestrans Director said, “The study has been commissioned to identify a preferred solution for access between the A90 Trunk Road and Laurencekirk, whilst ensuring it improves road safety and is cost effective. The study will also ensure the efficient operation of Laurencekirk High Street and meet the needs of local businesses …

Consultation on the prioritisation of interventions identified by the Cumulative Transport Appraisal

Stuart Smith 2013, News

In March 2012 the Aberdeen City & Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority published supplementary planning guidance on ‘Delivering Identified Projects through a Strategic Transport Fund’.  The purpose of this guidance is to enable the development allowances in the Aberdeen City and Shire Structure Plan (2009) to be delivered and to provide a clear and transparent mechanism by which to mitigate the cumulative impact of these developments on the strategic transport network. The Strategic Transport Fund was established to provide the mechanism and requirements for developer contributions to be made into a …

Your travel into Aberdeen is all wrapped up this Christmas!

Stuart Smith 2013, News

Your travel into Aberdeen is all wrapped up this Christmas! To help make the festive season a little less stressful Getabout have created a handy public transport guide for travel in the City and Shire. The leaflet has been designed to encourage people to leave their car at home and utilise the variety of public transport options available in the north east. One of Getabout’s members, Nestrans Director Derick Murray, said “This time of year can be stressful and we hope the information in this leaflet will encourage more people …

Nestrans and NHS Grampian appoint new Health and Transport Action Plan Coordinator

Stuart Smith 2013, News

A new Health and Transport Action Plan (HTAP) Co-ordinator has been appointed to help progress the HTAP programme.  The post is funded through a partnership arrangement between NHS Grampian and Nestrans (the local transport partnership) and employed through Aberdeenshire Council. The programme has been developed to co-ordinate partnership working between agencies in the areas of promoting active travel, improving the links between transport and public health and access to healthcare. The new co-ordinator, Andrew Stewart, has previously worked in a variety of public and third sector roles across the Grampian …

Nestrans publishes draft Freight Action Plan for comment

Stuart Smith 2013, News

Nestrans, working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council, has produced a draft revision to its Freight Action Plan (FAP2) and is seeking the views of stakeholders on the proposed actions. The Plan has been produced by the local consultancy firm, Aecom and identifies 46 distinct actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of freight transport in and around the north east. Over  29 million Tonnes of goods are moved to, from or within the area every year, 81% of which are transported by road, and  the Action …

Vacancies announced on Nestrans Board

Stuart Smith 2013, News

The North East of Scotland Transport Partnership (Nestrans) currently has two vacancies for non-Councillor Board Members. Nestrans is one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships, established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a strategic approach to transport planning and delivery. The new board members will be required to help shape the future development of the transport strategy and delivery at a regional level, working within the administrative areas of Aberdeen City and Shire. Councillor Peter Argyle, Nestrans Chair, “This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to …

Consultation on Bridge of Dee Improvements

Stuart Smith 2013, News

A public consultation is being undertaken on a key transportation project to investigate capacity issues and potential opportunities relating to the existing transport network in the Bridge of Dee area. The study is being funded by Nestrans and follows on from previous work, completed in May 2008, which identified the long-term need for additional capacity across the River Dee. A number of options have been identified and developed for consultation with stakeholders.  The aim of the consultation is to engage with the public on the options being considered, obtain feedback and …

Join in European Mobility Week 2013

Stuart Smith 2013, News

The following events are being held as part of European Mobility week 2013: Sat 14th Getabout Cycle Roadshow at the Garioch Sports Centre in Inverurie 10:00 until 15:00 FREE Sun 15th Pedal for Scotland family ride at Aberdeen Beach 09:30 – 16:00 + lots of activities FREE Mon 16th – Thurs 19th Getabout Cycle Roadshow at various North East schools Fri 20th Getabout sustainable Transport information stall George Street Aberdeen Sat 21st Getabout Cycle Roadshow at Duthie Park Aberdeen 10:00 until 15:00 FREE Sunday 22nd Getabout family Festival on Schoolhill …

Launch of new Co-Wheels electric vehicles and charging points in Aberdeen

Stuart Smith 2013, News

Aberdeen’s Co-Wheels car club has become the first in Scotland to operate electric vehicles.  The social enterprise has taken delivery of 3 Nissan Leafs which members can use at a cheaper rate than fossil-fuelled vehicles, and re-charge across the city, and a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The launch was attended by Cllr Willie Young of Aberdeen City Council, Tony Archer of Co-Wheels and Cllr Peter Argyle of Nestrans and followed the escapades of PlugIn Adventurers Chris Ramsay and Ross Mackay, who took one of the cars on a 1,500 mile trip from Aberdeen to …

Week of action to tackle road litter

Stuart Smith 2013, News

Scotland’s first Litter Week of Action is being held from 19 – 25 August as a call to clean up and clamp down on litter on Scotland’s roads. Organised by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of the Transport Litter Group, the annual day of action has been extended to a week of dedicated action to tackle litter on our roads and railways with commuters, employers, transport providers and support agencies all being encouraged to get involved. A recent litter audit has revealed that an average of seven bottles and cans …