Consultation on proposed improvements to walking, wheeling and cycling from Westhill to the city centre

Lucy Johnston2024, News

From Aberdeen City Council An online consultation has started to gather public views on proposals to improve the routes for walking, wheeling and cycling between Westhill and the city centre via Skene Road. A route along the main road has been identified along with alternative parallel routes for cycling in the second part of the journey along quieter residential streets. All the proposals would provide users with a continuous, coherent, attractive and safe  environment and it would encourage people to undertake more journeys by walking, wheeling, and cycling. Aberdeen City Council …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2023/24

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2023/24 View the full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2023/24. The Nestrans Board considered the unaudited annual accounts for 2023/24 when they met on 26 June 2024 (view the June Board reports) and following their approval, the unaudited annual accounts for 2023/24 are now also available to view or can be viewed within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading

New segregated cycle path in Tullos open

Lucy Johnston2024, News

A new segregated walking, wheeling, and cycling route in Aberdeen which will improve active travel opportunities is open and ready for use. The improvements along Craigshaw Drive between the Shell Path and Wellington Road have extended the cycle network through West Tullos to Wellington Road. Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The new segregated route will make a difference to people who live or work in the local area wanting to walk, wheel, or cycle as well as provide more connectivity to residents in Cove and further afield. …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A947 corridor

Lucy Johnston2024, News

A drop-in session is being held as part of a public consultation to further develop options walking, wheeling, and cycling interventions on the A947 from the Parkhill junction on the bypass (AWPR) to the A96 junction at Bucksburn including through Dyce. The study 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 and Victoria Street through Dyce, will place particular focus on how to …

Transport Executive Vacancies

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Two exciting opportunities are available to join the Nestrans team: We have two vacancies for Transport Executives to join us as we continue to develop and implement the Regional Transport Strategy for the north east of Scotland. A short description of each post is below, but you can find the full details of each post using the links to My Job Scotland. The closing date for both posts is Sunday 2nd June 2024. Transport Executive – Strategy and Delivery We’re looking for someone to lead our programme of transport policy …

Public feedback sought as A90/A952 corridor study progresses

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Improved roundabouts at Ellon, and potential new roundabouts at the Toll of Birness and Cortes junctions are among a series of options that public feedback is being sought on as the A90(N) and A952 transport study continues to make progress.   The vital routes connecting Ellon, Fraserburgh, Peterhead and surrounding communities are part of an ongoing study by Nestrans to find ways to improve transport accessibility and connectivity in the area.  Nestrans are undertaking the study as part of the Strategic Transport Appraisal, which is funded by the Aberdeen City Region …

Feedback sought on draft Regional Active Travel Network

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Members of the public are being asked to give their views on a Regional Active Travel Network for North East Scotland. Active travel is people-powered transport: walking, wheeling (such as wheelchairs, scooters, prams and buggies) and cycling.  Improving routes for these options can help more people get to where they want to go, improve people’s health and reduce carbon emissions. There are some good facilities for active travel in both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, but it is recognised that there is much more that could be done to create safe …

Rail stations at Cove and Newtonhill to undergo detailed appraisal

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Potential new rail stations at Cove and Newtonhill are to be examined in more detail as work continues to identify improvements to sustainable travel between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk. The stations are part of a list of five measures selected by regional transport partnership, Nestrans, to undergo a detailed options appraisal. A report on the Aberdeen to Laurencekirk Multi Modal Corridor study was presented to Nestrans board members at their February meeting with discussions on the findings from the Preliminary Options Appraisal. The preliminary appraisal, commissioned in 2023, explored a wide …

CCTV for final set of pedestrian counts on Westburn Road/Hutcheon Street

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Please note that CCTV will be in operation on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street on Tuesday 20 February 2024. In order to encourage people to make more walking journeys between Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the City Centre, Aberdeen City Council have installed a number of benches on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street. Given how hilly this corridor is, these now provide useful resting places for pedestrians, especially those who may have been discouraged from walking between the hospital and the City Centre previously. The benches have been funded by the …

New campaign to encourage changes in how people get around the city centre to tackle climate change

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Early improvements of the bus priority measures include reduction in congestion, improved punctuality and increased passenger numbers Aberdeen’s new bus priority measures are reducing pollution and congestion in the city centre, and slashing journey times by 25% according to the North East Bus Alliance. The alliance says that “more people taking the bus, more often” will make an even bigger difference to emissions given that one double decker bus takes up to 75 cars off the road. The new statistics come as the alliance launches a campaign to encourage people …