Public given opportunity to comment at the start of additional active travel planning for A944 corridor

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

People in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are being asked to take part in a consultation for a new active travel route including a segregated cycle path for the A944 corridor. The route would be between Kingswells in the city and Westhill in Aberdeenshire and the aim is to encourage more people to walk or cycle and reduce car journeys. The study is to provide recommendations to both Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council to inform the implementation of a continuous active travel route for walking and cycling between the two communities. …

Laurencekirk junction improvement plans

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Following the publication of draft orders for the A90/A937 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme last month,  plans went on display at a public exhibition in Laurencekirk on Friday, 10 January 2020, for local communities and road users to view, and can now be viewed online. The plans include a new “full diamond” grade-separated junction layout which carries the realigned A937 over the A90 at the south junction and provides slip roads to and from the A90 dual carriageway for both northbound and southbound traffic. The scheme also includes shared routes suitable …

Business Breakfast – Dyce Travel Plan

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

The Dyce Travel Plan looks at ways to promote sustainable forms of transport to and from the Dyce area. Join us for our free Business Breakfast event on Thursday 16th January, 7-9am, at The Marriott Hotel to learn more about the Travel Plan, the future of transport in and around Dyce and what options and support are available to you should you wish to change your travel behaviour. Aberdeen City Council wants to better understand commuting movements of those working in the Dyce area and encourage businesses to collaborate and encourage sustainable …

A little extra help from A to B

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

News release from Transport Scotland Calling all travellers! Thistle Assistance has officially launched its brand-new look with a newly- designed Thistle Assistance card, app and website to help make travelling by public transport in Scotland more comfortable and accessible for everyone. Thistle Assistance is all about helping to relieve travel anxiety and encouraging people to feel confident when using different forms of public transport across Scotland. Anxiety UK found that ‘the main causes reported of anxiety whilst travelling were the behaviour and attitudes of other people, and difficulties finding the …

Laurencekirk junction plans to go on public display

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Following the publication of draft orders for the A90/A937 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme today, local communities and road users will get a chance to see the plans at a public exhibition in Laurencekirk on 10 January 2020. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “We are continuing to progress the design work for the Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme, having let the public see and comment on the preferred option for the junction last summer. “We are now able to publish draft orders for the scheme – a …

Park & Ride figures on the increase

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

The number of cars using Park & Ride sites across the region is on the increase, according to the latest figures from Nestrans. Members of the North East’s Regional Transport Partnership heard that over 440 drivers per day are making use of bus-based Park & Ride sites in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, an increase of 6.8% on last year’s numbers. The figures come after Nestrans completed its annual patronage spot-surveys across the five bus Park & Ride sites (Bridge of Don, Ellon, Kingswells, Craibstone and Newtonhill). The data collected was …

Nestrans appoint new Director

Lucy Johnston 2019

Nestrans, the North East of Scotland Transport Partnership, has appointed a new Director, following the December meeting of the Board. Members of the Board’s Appointments Committee were pleased to appoint Mr Rab Dickson to the post, following the retirement of Mr Derick Murray in August. Mr Dickson takes on the role with a wealth of experience and expertise, having worked as Nestrans’ Transport Strategy Manager since the partnership’s inception in 2006, following a 10-year period as Head of Transportation at Aberdeen City Council.

Improving Accessibility at Insch Rail Station

Louise Calder 2019, News

Rail users and the communities of Insch and the surrounding area are being invited to take part in an online survey as part of the Accessibility at Insch Station Study that is currently being progressed. Accessibility issues at the station have been a longstanding concern amongst local residents and the wider community. Insch is the only station in the north east where step-free access to both platforms is not provided, as there is currently no step-free access to Platform 1. Earlier this year, the North East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership, …

North east road collisions and casualties update for 2018

Louise Calder News

News release from Aberdeenshire Council North east transport officials have cautiously welcomed the content of Transport Scotland’s Reported Road Casualties 2018 statistical publication. The document provides the confirmed statistical update for all Scottish reported road collisions and casualties during 2018. The update reveals that when comparing north east totals in 2018 against the average seen between 2014 and 2018, reductions have been achieved for most categories of collisions and casualties which continues the general downward local trend seen over the past decade. Commenting on the statistical update, Ewan Wallace, Head …