Public asked for feedback on travelling between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

A new survey has launched today (Monday 20 September) to study transport problems and opportunities between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk. Nestrans is looking to identify options that will encourage more people to travel in a sustainable way along the corridor; be it walking, cycling, or using public transport. An online survey will be open for four weeks from Monday 20th September until Monday 18th October 2021. The study is being funded by Transport Scotland’s Local Rail Development Fund. It will investigate rail options, including the potential for new stations south of …

Nestrans launch Community Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Community groups, charities and social enterprises that wish to develop sustainable travel projects are being encouraged to apply for new funding. Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, has launched a new Community Sustainable Travel Grant. The scheme makes funding available for projects across the North East that support or encourage active and sustainable travel. Groups can apply for up to 100% of the funding needed for a range of projects; from community groups who wish to improve local paths or install bike parking, to charities that wish to buy electric/cargo bikes or …

Aberdeenshire Council introduces ‘Share Space’ initiative to encourage active travel on rural roads

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Aberdeenshire Council is launching a new campaign titled “Share Space” which aims to encourage active travel across Aberdeenshire and raise awareness for the presence of multiple modes of transport on rural routes. In partnership with Nestrans, the project will create provisions for active travel on rural roads, allowing space for all modes of transport. Signs approved by Transport Scotland will be installed along the routes to help implement the scheme and encourage motorists to make space for any pedestrians, cyclists, or horse riders who may be sharing the road. The …

Grampian Cycle Partnership launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

A new handbook, compiled by cyclists for cyclists, has been published to highlight best-practice cycling behaviours. The Grampian Cycle Partnership is pleased to launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’. The group is a voluntary organisation that encourage, promote and support all forms of cycling across the North East. With an extraordinary uptake of cycling over the past year or so, it aims to remind cyclists of their responsibilities while riding. While many guides for cycling exist, the GCP Good Cycling Guide gathers a wealth of information with a local approach. From guidance …

Aberdeenshire Council adds 20 new zero-emission vehicles to its fleet

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Aberdeenshire Council has taken delivery of 20 new zero-emission electric vehicles. Eighteen of the vehicles have been 100% funded by the Scottish Government’s ‘Switched on Fleets’ initiative through Energy Saving Trust and will replace older vehicles within the council’s fleet. The seven Renault Zoe vans, six Vauxhall e-Vivaro and five Vauxhall Corsa-e will be issued to frontline council services ranging from Environmental Health, Property and Social Care. Completing the line-up are two low-entry accessible Mellor e-Orion minibuses. One has been match-funded by Transport Scotland and the other has been fully …

Tour of Britain stage revealed for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The final stage route for the Tour of Britain in September – which will be in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – has been announced. Stage 8 will begin in Stonehaven and this year’s overall champion will be crowned in Aberdeen at the end of the most northerly stage ever to feature in the Tour of Britain. By popular demand from local cyclists, the route includes the King of the Mountains climb at Cairn o’ Mount (3.35km, 9.5% average). The peloton will briefly head into the Cairngorms National Park, with Ballater marking …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2020/21

Jenny Anderson 2021

View the full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2020/21. The Nestrans Board considered the unaudited annual accounts for 2020/21 when they met on 9 June 2021 (view the June Board reports) and following their approval, the unaudited annual accounts for 2020/21 are now also available to view or can be viewed within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading.

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 …