Covid-19 impacts on the numbers of north east road collisions and casualties

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release on behalf of Road Safety North East Scotland The release of the latest edition of Transport Scotland’s Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland (KRRCS) publication, which provides provisional data on reported road casualties and collisions in local authority areas across Scotland, has shown the impact of Covid-19 on north east road safety performance during 2020. For much of the year (2020) Covid-related travel restrictions were in force which led to considerably fewer vehicles using the road. Transport Scotland has indicated that ‘car traffic levels dropped to around 25% of …

12 million-pound investment secured to transform public transport in the North East

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The North East of Scotland Bus Alliance has been successful in its bid for £12 million from Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund. The ambitious proposals have been developed with the vision to significantly transform public transport provision in the North East. The success of the bid means that early work can begin on the development of an Aberdeen Rapid Transit system, as well as delivering significant bus priority in the city centre, and on key routes into the city. Funding will be used to develop, the business cases and designs …

Public asked for feedback on proposed options for A944 active travel route

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Three options for developing a flagship segregated active travel route between Westhill and Kingswells are to go on display for public feedback.  An online consultation will open today (Monday, 17 May) for a period of four weeks to help gather views on each option. The planned path aims to create a safe, direct, convenient, coherent, and continuous active travel link between the two areas. It is hoped that this will encourage more people to walk, wheel or cycle, thereby creating opportunities to reduce car journeys. The routes for the corridor …

Consultation starts today into travel options for Wellington Road

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

From Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation starts today into the next phase of improving travel options for Wellington Road. People were asked for their opinion in November 2020 on road, public transport and active travel options identified and this final stage requires detailed appraisal of the options against a range of criteria. A key focus of the study is walking, cycling and public transport improvements in accordance with the Scottish Government’s ‘Sustainable Travel Hierarchy’ and ACC’s net zero carbon and air quality obligations. However, as Wellington Road is a priority route …

Regional Transport Strategy submitted for consideration

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Nestrans 2040, the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) for the North East of Scotland has been submitted to the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity. As the Regional Transport Partnership for the area, Nestrans have a statutory duty to develop and deliver the long-term regional transport strategy and take forward strategic transport improvements that support and improve the economy, environment and quality of life across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The development of the RTS has been a two year process, involving a considerable amount of research, consultation and engagement with key …

Travelknowhow Scotland : Free Travel Planning Workshop

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The pandemic has changed how, and if, we travel; with many people now working from home, travelling far less or in different ways. Has this impacted the ways in which employees and visitors may want to travel to your organisation? Coming up on Monday 22nd March: We have a FREE Travel Planning workshop from Travelknowhow Scotland, for organisations in #Aberdeen and #Aberdeenshire: As well as helping to develop a workplace travel plan, the workshops will help organisations to navigate the many schemes, funding opportunities and active and sustainable travel behaviour initiatives that are …

Moving Towards Net Zero: Presentations

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The following presentations from the Net Zero event are now available to watch on YouTube. You can view all as a playlist, or view the individual presentations here: Nestrans presentation Aberdeen City Council presentation Sustrans presentation Aberdeenshire Council presentation Living Streets Scotland presentation Active Nation Commissioner’s presentation NHS Grampian presentation The answers to the Q&A session questions are available here.

Call for volunteer drivers

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Could you help transport people to their COVID vaccine appointment? A Grampian-wide call for volunteer community transport drivers to support the COVID vaccination programme has launched today. Community transport is playing a vital role helping those who need help to travel to their COVID vaccination appointments. We are receiving an increasing number of requests for help across Grampian and need more volunteer drivers. The recruitment drive hopes to attract volunteers able to drive their own vehicle. The Royal Voluntary Service will manage volunteers and assist the efforts being made to …

Moving Towards Net Zero and a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, and Safer City & Shire

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Organisations across the North East are coming together to showcase walking & cycling projects that are improving how we travel around the area. Nestrans, along with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils, and NHS Grampian, will be presenting to elected members, local authority officers, and representatives from key partners. The event, ‘Moving Towards Net Zero’, will detail the ongoing and upcoming active and sustainable travel projects that aim to make the area cleaner, greener, healthier, and safer. Topics include the new Regional Transport Strategy, Active Travel Action Plans, the Integrated Towns project, …

Citizens invited to make views known via values simulator

Lucy Johnston 2021

A special online simulator to gauge citizens values was launched by Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA) today (Monday 01 March 2021). Aberdeen City Council and Police Scotland as key members of CPA have invested in the online software as they recognise the challenges faced by citizens living in some localities to engage and participate in community planning. While targeted community engagement is undertaken primarily through the Locality Empowerment Groups and Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships, the simulator will enable CPA to gauge more generally the attitude, priorities and values of the people and communities across Aberdeen. Key to …