Grasshopper Pass sees more passengers than ever

Stuart Smith 2015, News

Grasshopper, the multi-operator bus pass for the north east of Scotland, is now generating over 14,000 passenger trips per month following the scheme’s expansion in June to include bus services across Aberdeenshire. The Grasshopper Pass is a partnership led by bus operators and administered by Aberdeenshire Council, which is also supported by Aberdeen City Council and Nestrans. It provides hassle-free bus travel to customers throughout Aberdeen City and Shire as only one ticket is needed to travel on local bus services provided by any operator. What’s more, the ticket is …

View consultation on options to improve transport between Fraserburgh and Peterhead to Aberdeen

Stuart Smith 2015, News

North-east residents, commuters and businesses are invited to have their say on options identified as part of a study for improving transport connections between Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Aberdeen. Information from the exhibitions can be viewed here. The questionnaire can also be completed online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fptastscomments Or the consultants undertaking the study can be contacted directly by e-mail at: fptastscomments@peterbrett.com The consultation is open for 7 weeks and all responses should be returned by Tuesday 15 December. The options were identified following the results of earlier consultations, key issues raised and the …

Views sought on options to improve transport between Fraserburgh and Peterhead to Aberdeen

Stuart Smith 2015, News

North-east residents, commuters and businesses are invited to have their say on options identified as part of a study for improving transport connections between Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Aberdeen. Nestrans, along with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council will hold a series of four public consultation events around the study area; a 50 mile stretch from Peterhead and Fraserburgh to Aberdeen and Dyce, incorporating the Energetica corridor. Earlier this month, the three consultant companies undertaking the study, SIAS, Peter Brett Associates and Energised Environments, produced a Pre Appraisal Report that identified …

Local views heard on transport connections between Fraserburgh, Peterhead, and Aberdeen

Stuart Smith 2015, News

Initial feedback on a study which looks to improve transport between north-east towns and Aberdeen will be heard by Nestrans Board Members today (Friday, 21, Aug). The Fraserburgh and Peterhead to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study, which was commissioned by Nestrans, along with Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Transport Scotland, considers options for improving transport connections along the north-east corridor. Consultant trio, SIAS, Peter Brett Associates, and Energised Environments have now produced the study’s Baseline Report following a review of all modes of transport including rail, bus, road and active …

Host of activities to encourage people to try alternatives to using their car

Stuart Smith 2015, News

A giant waterslide during In Town Without My Car Day, sponsored cycle rides and bicycle roadshows are all part of the fun starting on Saturday for European Mobility Week in Aberdeen. The European Union-backed campaign promotes sustainability and cities are encouraged to take part by signing up to the campaign and pledging to raise awareness by holding events and implementing permanent measures. Aberdeen City Council Transport and Regeneration Spokesman Councillor Ross Grant has signed the agreement for Aberdeen’s participation. The campaign runs in Aberdeen from 12 September to 22 September …

Strategic Transport Fund guidance comes into force today

Stuart Smith 2015, News

Refreshed guidance on the Strategic Transport Fund, which comes into force today (Friday, August 28), will help deliver approximately £100million of key transport improvements in the Aberdeen City Region.  These improvements are required as a consequence of new development planned for the area over the next 10-20 years. The Strategic Transport Fund plays a key role in facilitating that development. The interventions will ensure that new infrastructure is delivered to mitigate impacts on the transport network from the new development. Supplementary guidance in connection with the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development …

Have Your Say on Sustainable Travel in Dyce

Stuart Smith 2015, News

Do you work or live in Dyce? Aberdeen City Council is undertaking a feasibility study for the upgrade and improvement of sustainable transport links in the Dyce area. The local authority are undertaking consultation with key stakeholders including local businesses to support this work and would welcome responses in order that they can implement measures to help you travel to/ from and around Dyce. The survey will take no more than 5 minutes and will close on Friday, 4th September. Please complete the online survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Dyce

Improved public transport at Dyce Station

Stuart Smith 2015, News

A new bus interchange facility was today opened at Dyce railway station which will improve access to the shuttle bus service. The £426,000 new facility, which was designed and built by Aberdeen City Council and funded by regional transport partnership for Aberdeen City and Shire Nestrans, includes a dedicated bus access road, turning circle, connecting paths, bus waiting facilities, cycle racks and landscaping. It includes a new bus-only access road and turning circle to the west of the railway line, on land owned by Aberdeen International Airport between Foinavon Close …

New riverside cycle path opens on River Dee

Stuart Smith 2015, News

A section of a new shared-use cycle path to link Aberdeen city centre with the Robert Gordon University campus at Garthdee was opened today [Tues 14 July]. Aberdeen City Council has overseen  the creation of the 0.7 miles stretch of the cycling-walking route along the north bank of the River Dee, between the King George VI Bridge and the Bridge of Dee, under a scheme joint funded by Nestrans and Sustrans. Work began on the £275,000 project in January to upgrade and widen the existing path to bring it up …

Have Your Say on Sustainable Travel in Aberdeenshire

Stuart Smith 2015, News

Following the success of Aberdeenshire Council’s ‘Peterhead Cycle Demonstration Town’ project, the Council is working with communities in Huntly, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Portlethen and Ellon to help support more sustainable and active travel in these towns. The Integrated Travel Town (ITT) project, supported by Sustrans and Paths for All, will engage with local communities to develop ideas which will inform a Masterplan of proposals which the Council will aim to deliver over the coming months and years. You can how have your saye and ideas heard by taking part in their online Community Engagement Event. …