Do you have the drive, direction and dedication to help shape North-east transport?

Lucy Johnston 2017

Nestrans launch search to fill board position Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North-east of Scotland have today (Monday, 6 November) launched their search to find a new member to serve on the Board. As one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships, established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a strategic approach to transport planning and delivery, Nestrans serve the administrative areas of both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. The Nestrans Board consists of eight Councillor Members, four nominated by each of the constituent Councils and four non-Councillor …

Nestrans studies identify effective improvements to transport links north of Aberdeen

Lucy Johnston 2017

Politicians from across the north east have met today (Friday, 3rd November) to hear the findings of two reports which look at improving transport links north of Aberdeen. Members of the Nestrans Board, MPs and MSPs received presentations from the two consultant teams who had been tasked with investigating detailed road and rail options for the Fraserburgh and Peterhead to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study (FPASTS). The ongoing ‘all-modes’ study investigates strategic transport issues for improving transport links along the 50 mile stretch from Peterhead and Fraserburgh to Aberdeen and Dyce, …

New online presence for north east road safety partners

Lucy Johnston 2017

Road safety partners across the north east of Scotland will promote safety advice and information from a new Twitter account. Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) will share information relevant to the local authority areas managed by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council. The partners are drawn from the organisations jointly delivering the North East Scotland Road Casualty Reduction Strategy. In addition to the three councils, RSNES includes: Nestrans, NHS Grampian, the North Safety Camera Unit, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The intention is …

A90 average speed cameras are now live

Lucy Johnston 2017

Evidence across Scotland has shown the significant road safety benefits following the installation of average speed cameras (ASC).  This includes fewer people being killed or seriously injured, more reliable journey times and improved driver behaviour. Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “I have confidence that the average speed system, which is now operational on the 51.5 mile stretch of the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven, will help save lives. The evidence from other average speed systems across Scotland continues to demonstrate the various benefits these cameras will bring to drivers. “I …

Christmas cheer for Inverurie Rail Station parking

Lucy Johnston Uncategorized

Third more spaces added Work starts on 13 November Completion over two phases Early November will see work starting on the 36 additional car parking spaces at Inverurie Station, the ScotRail Alliance has announced. Aberdeenshire Council, Nestrans and Luddon Construction will start work with the ScotRail Alliance on 13 November to complete the extension – which forms an early phase of the Inverurie Transport Interchange – by Christmas. Vacant land adjacent to the north west corner of the existing car park will be used to create the new spaces and …

Public display for A90 Laurencekirk options

Lucy Johnston 2017

Locals and road users will get the opportunity on 30 October 2017 to view and comment on the options under consideration for the much-needed Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “Since we appointed design consultants last September, we have been working hard to identify and undertake an initial assessment of options for the planned improvements at Laurencekirk. “We are now able to let the public see and comment on the options that are under consideration for this much-needed upgrade. “I would encourage as many people as possible …

Start of project to create a user-friendly community park area

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

A sod-cutting ceremony was held today for the start of a £1.546million project which will create a new user-friendly community park out of scrubland. The Middlefield Project will include raising the Scatterburn from underground to above ground to work as a flood alleviation scheme, creating new pedestrian and cycle-friendly paths, improved pavements on two streets beside the development, and installing new landscaping to create an attractive park area which will be user-friendly to the residents living in the surrounding areas. The Scatterburn used to be above ground however it is …

Vacancy for Cycling Development Officer

Nikki Laird 2017, News

A continuing partnership initiative between the north-east transport partnership Nestrans and sustainable transport body Sustrans Scotland, a vacancy is currently being advertised for a cycling development officer for the north-east. The aim of the role is to help deliver a comprehensive, coherent and high quality active travel network for the north-east. The successful applicant will work in a small team in Aberdeen, making a real contribution to sustainable transport by helping to develop and deliver cycling networks and initiatives in the region. The appointment of a full time dedicated officer …

Inverurie Business shares the buzz of electric bike deliveries with luxury hamper giveaway

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

Electric bikes will soon be delivering low carbon shopping in Inverurie in a project organised by Aberdeenshire Council, Inverurie Business Association and Nestrans. This month Mitchells of Inverurie will start to pilot the use of a purpose-built electric cargo bike to carry out local deliveries. Owned by Aberdeenshire Council and funded as part of the Government’s ‘Smarter Choices Smarter Places’ programme, the bike is being used to encourage local business to consider the cost savings and environmental benefits to be gained by carrying out more local deliveries by bike where …

Review of car parking to be held across Aberdeen

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council The opinions of people from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are being sought as part of a review of car parking in Aberdeen by the City Council. The Strategic Car Parking Review is being held to examine how the existing car parking in the public and private sectors fits in with the region’s aims for the economy, people’s social and working lives, and our environment. The Review will also look at how well the current provision of on and off-street parking fits with the City …