New Year bridge replacements along Formartine and Buchan Way in Garioch

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Four bridges along the Formartine & Buchan Way are to be replaced in the new year as part of a programme of funded upgrades. The bridges are located in Garioch between Dyce and Kinmundy at Buckie Farm, Middle Tack, Upper Tack and Kinmundy Home Farm. Works are expected to commence w/c January 5 and we anticipate these will continue through to the end March, weather-dependent. The section of line will be closed for the duration and unfortunately there are no traffic-free diversion options available. Diversions may be taken along the minor road C22C just to the east of the line or the A947. This work has been supported by significant funding received through a Nestrans approach to Transport Scotland.

Nestrans Board Meeting – 8 December 2021

Lucy Johnston 2021

Today’s Nestrans board meeting was our final meeting of the year. We welcomed a presentation from Neil Leckie, Senior Programme Manager in the Scottish Transport Team at Energy Saving Trust on the work they do. This included how they are supporting low carbon transport projects for businesses and communities across the north east, and Scotland as a whole. The Board also had a report on the policy work from Transport Scotland on decarbonising the Scottish transport sector, and the progression of a regional response. In our rail update, the Board …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A947 corridor

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council A public consultation has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A947 from the Parkhill junction on the bypass (AWPR) to the A96 junction at Bucksburn including through Dyce. The study, which will particularly focus on active travel and public transport connections, continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the bypass on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The study area, which includes both Riverview Drive …

Nestrans adopt Regional Transport Strategy

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Nestrans has gained Ministerial approval of the North East’s new Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). The strategy will shape the area’s transport policies and actions for the next 20 years. At the November meeting of the Nestrans Board (10 November) members heard that Transport Minister Graeme Dey has endorsed the strategy. Board members unanimously agreed to formally adopt the Strategy, allowing for delivery plans to be agreed at a future meeting for work following the six key priorities: Improved journey efficiencies to enhance connectivity Zero fatalities on the road network Air …

Boundary for proposed low emission zone in city centre changed after consultation

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: People have a last chance to formally object to the proposed boundary for the low emission zone (LEZ) in the city centre – which has changed since the last consultation after public feedback. The geographical boundary of the LEZ has reduced slightly taking out the East North Street, Commerce Street, and the Wapping Street gyratory. A range of documents, including the option appraisal report, traffic modelling report, air quality assessment, and supporting impact assessments, can be viewed on the Low Emission Zone Consultation page …

North East road safety partners launch ‘Be Bright at Night’ campaign

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Partners from Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) and Getabout have launched a new campaign to encourage people to dress brightly when travelling in reduced daylight over the darker months. The ‘Be Bright at Night’ campaign encourages those out walking, cycling, or exercising to wear something light-coloured, bright, fluorescent, or reflective. The reduced visibility, coupled with more pedestrians visiting the city centre for festive activities, means that the number of pedestrian road safety collisions are at their highest during this period, increasing in November and staying heightened over December and January. Chair of Nestrans, Councillor Sandra Macdonald said, “A lot of sportswear and children’s school bags come with reflective strips these days but in winter it can …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A93

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A93 from Aberdeen to Banchory. The study, which will particularly focus on active travel and public transport connections, continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The recent revision of the roads hierarchy in the city cemented the role of the A93 corridor …

Your chance to help steer next Aberdeen City Council Local Transport Strategy

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation on Aberdeen’s next Local Transport Strategy (LTS) was launched today by (Oct 4). As part of this, Aberdeen City Council is seeking comment on the current network, strategy and where improvements could be made as well as wider feedback on how transport fits with other aspects of daily life. The strategy will span the next five years and cover all aspects of transport including walking, cycling, public transport, freight, taxis, motorcycles, car sharing, car clubs, car and van use, parking, maintenance …

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 …