Get Cycling Roadshow back in Aberdeen!

Stuart Smith 2010, News

The exciting and fun get cycling roadshow returns to Aberdeen City and Shire, the dates are:- Sunday 21st – Duthie Park beside Riverside Drive car park, 1000-1600 – all welcome. Monday 22nd – St Machar Academy, 1000-1600 (pupils only). Tuesday 23rd – Portlethen Academy, 1000-1600 (pupils only). Wednesday 24th – Aberdeen University, 1000-1500- all welcome. Thursday 25th – Aberdeen University, 1000-1500 – all welcome. Get Cycling road show includes all kinds of strange and fun bikes for you to try and its FREE.

Police officers get on their bikes to tackle community crime

Stuart Smith 2010, News

Transport Minister visits Grampian Police as officers take to the streets. GRAMPIAN Police is increasing the number of officers on bicycle patrol in communities across Aberdeenshire after a funding boost helped secure new specialist bikes and support equipment. Transport and Climate Change Minister Stewart Stevenson will be at Grampian Police’s Aberdeenshire Division headquarters in Inverurie this afternoon as officers take to the streets on seven new purpose-built Smith & Wesson police mountain bikes which are a robust yet lightweight design capable of withstanding tough conditions and meeting tactical-policing needs in …

West Cults Bridge, Formal Opening

Stuart Smith 2010, News

A NEW footbridge providing improved continuity along Aberdeen’s historic Deeside Way was officially opened on 10 March 2010. Regional transport body Nestrans has invested £170,000 into the new bridge, which crosses over West Cults Road and has been designed and delivered by Aberdeen City Council. The Deeside Way is a regional facility for travel and recreation by residents and visitors and average usage levels of over 500 pedestrians and 200 cyclists per day have been recorded by the monitor at the eastern end of the route. The new footbridge has …

Nestrans Forum launches Freight Action Plan

Stuart Smith 2010, News

The inaugural Nestrans Freight Forum, which took place this week in Aberdeen, was voted a tremendous success by those attending, with the platform being utilised to mark the official launch of the Nestrans Freight Action Plan (FAP), one of the major outcomes of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) which was approved by ministers in July 2008. Nestrans Vice Chairman Eddie Anderson from hauliers A.R.R. Craib, who chaired the half-day forum attended by delegates from both the public and private sector, believes Nestrans is in a unique position of being ideally …

Nestrans Forum launches Freight Action Plan

Stuart Smith 2010, News

The inaugural Nestrans Freight Forum, which took place this week in Aberdeen, was voted a tremendous success by those attending, with the platform being utilised to mark the official launch of the Nestrans Freight Action Plan (FAP), one of the major outcomes of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) which was approved by ministers in July 2008. Nestrans Vice Chairman Eddie Anderson from hauliers A.R.R. Craib, who chaired the half-day forum attended by delegates from both the public and private sector, believes Nestrans is in a unique position of being ideally …

Getabout by local train campaign gets underway

Stuart Smith 2010, News

Getabout has kicked off its advertising campaign to encourage people to use the local rail network.  You can see bus shelter and highlight advertisements throughout the City and Shire.  Local rail guides and timetables will follow soon.

Getabout by local train campaign gets underway

Stuart Smith 2010, News

Getabout has kicked off its advertising campaign to encourage people to use the local rail network.  You can see bus shelter and highlight advertisements throughout the City and Shire.  Local rail guides and timetables will follow soon.

Nestrans starts process to appoint new board member

Stuart Smith 2010, News

The regional transport partnership Nestrans has started the process to appoint a new board member. It is seeking to bring board numbers back up to the full complement of 12 following the resignation of former First Aberdeen managing director George Mair, now Director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport in Scotland. Nestrans has advertised for applicants for the place, one of four non-councillor members of the board. Chair Councillor Kevin Stewart said: “George has been a member of the board since Nestrans’ inception in 2006 and has contributed massively to …

Nestrans starts process to appoint new board member

Stuart Smith 2010, News

The regional transport partnership Nestrans has started the process to appoint a new board member. It is seeking to bring board numbers back up to the full complement of 12 following the resignation of former First Aberdeen managing director George Mair, now Director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport in Scotland. Nestrans has advertised for applicants for the place, one of four non-councillor members of the board. Chair Councillor Kevin Stewart said: “George has been a member of the board since Nestrans’ inception in 2006 and has contributed massively to …

Consultation on Aberdeen City Council’s Bus Information Strategy

Stuart Smith 2010, News

On Monday, 11 January 2010, Aberdeen City Council launches a period of public consultation regarding the availability and quality of information on local bus services in the City.  All those who regularly travel to, from or within Aberdeen, both bus users and non-bus users, are invited to contribute and to make their views known. The information received will be used to inform the preparation of a Bus Information Strategy for Aberdeen in accordance with the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001.  This Strategy will describe the level of local bus information that …