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 …

A step-change in public transport

Lucy Johnston 2021

An ambitious project that would offer an opportunity to revitalise public transport in the North East has been welcomed by members of the Nestrans Board as they finalise the next Regional Transport Strategy. Today (Wednesday, 10 February). Nestrans Board members were joined by Clive Robinson, Transport Projects Programme Manager for the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland, to discuss Belfast’s rapid transit system, the Glider (pictured). As a flagship project of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), the Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART) system could provide a step change in public transport for …

URGENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Lucy Johnston 2021

Could you help patients travel home safely from hospital this winter? A Grampian-wide search to help find new volunteer community transport drivers was launched in December. Community transport plays a vital role for those who need help travelling to health and social care appointments. As the NHS enters a busy winter period, supporting patients who are ready to travel home after their stay can make an enormous difference to services and their availability. The recruitment drive hopes to attract volunteers able to drive either their own vehicle, or potentially, one …

WORLD’S FIRST HYDROGEN DOUBLE DECKERS TO START THEIR ROUTES TOMORROW IN ABERDEEN

Lucy Johnston 2021

The world’s first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses is being officially launched into service tomorrow in Aberdeen. Run by First Bus – Scotland’s largest bus operator – in a project led by Aberdeen City Council, the hydrogen buses represent a major step forward in reducing climate change, as cities across the world witness how far innovation in the transport industry has come. The zero-emission fleet emits nothing more than water from its exhausts as the fuel is made from just wind and water. Furthermore, plans are in place for Aberdeen …