Nestrans secure half-a-million-pound boost for Walking & Cycling projects

Jenny Anderson 2022

Improvements to the Formartine & Buchan Way, the creation of a signed cycle network, and a much-needed bike recycling and reuse scheme, are among some of the North East projects set to benefit from funding. Nestrans was successful in bidding for £500,000 from the Scottish Government’s Regional Transport Partnership Active Travel Grant and will share the funding among five different projects across the region. Vice-chair of Nestrans, Dr Maggie Bochel said, “This was an ambitious bid to support a range of important and valuable projects.” “The funding will be used …

A96 consultation underway

Jenny Anderson 2022, News

From Transport Scotland: An online consultation starting today (12 May) is seeking views on existing issues along the A96 corridor, and the kind of opportunities that could be realised in the future.  Transport Scotland is seeking a better understanding of how the A96 corridor is used, particularly given the changes to everyone’s lives due to Covid-19 pandemic, and the extent to which the climate emergency makes a difference to how people travel on the A96 in the future. This initial consultation is in the form of a digital survey supported …

Measuring the progress of the new Regional Transport Strategy

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

Understanding the region’s travel patterns and trends is an important part of measuring the progress of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS).    Each year Nestrans produce a Monitoring Report. It allows Nestrans to track the effectiveness of its policies and interventions against what the Strategy sets out to achieve. Nestrans can also use the monitoring data to adjust, if necessary, so that better progress can be made towards targets.   In November 2021, the Minister for Transport approved Nestrans’ new RTS. The Nestrans Board adopted this as its position of strategic transport …

Consultation starts for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council: People living or working near Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West are being asked to take part in a consultation which could lead to street improvements for the area. The Ashgrove Connections project, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and paid by the North-east transport organisation Nestrans, comprises stakeholder engagement and a public survey which will help define priorities and shape how the project develops. It will initially investigate what improvements could and should be made to the streets and is aimed at enabling people to choose …

Further progression to outline business case for Ellon Park and Ride to Garthdee transport corridor study

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council Approval was given at committee today to further progress the Ellon Park & Ride to Garthdee transport corridor study to an outline business case. The members of city growth and resources committee agreed the move which will mean a major opportunity for transformational improvement to the transport experience on the Ellon to Garthdee corridor. Several options for active travel and buses have been identified as part of the study so far and these will now be progressed to the next stage. These options support carbon reduction, …

Bus Partnership Fund Programme update

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council Progress is continuing in nine workstreams including corridor studies which will help to unlock the benefits of the Aberdeen bypass (AWPR), a committee heard today. The city growth and resources committee approved an update on the workstreams for the Bus Partnership Fund Programme and that quarterly updates will be provided to future committees. The work being carried out by the programme includes A90 Ellon to Garthdee corridor, the A96 Inverurie to Aberdeen corridor, the A944/A9119 Westhill to Aberdeen corridor, the A92 Stonehaven to Aberdeen corridor, the …

A92 Bridge of Don to Bridge of Dee Transport Study

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council A public consultation has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A92 from Bridge of Don to Bridge of Dee. 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 city bypass (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The study area, which includes The Parkway, Persley Bridge, Haudagain roundabout, and Anderson Drive North and Anderson …

Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From today, 31 January 2021, nearly a million 5–21 year olds living in Scotland are be eligible for free bus travel. Children and young people need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) before they can travel by bus for free. Children under 5 years old will continue to travel for free by bus and don’t need a card. Find out more: Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme | Transport Scotland

Nestrans welcomes Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) draft findings

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

Earlier today (Thursday, 20 January 2022), the Scottish Government announced the publication of their Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2). As the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, Nestrans has welcomes the findings: Chair of Nestrans Councillor Sandra Macdonald said, “Along with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Nestrans has significantly contributed to the STPR2 process, promoting the regional interests of the North East. The themes of the national document align with our own Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), and they provide a strong basis for progressing what we want …