Cycling, Walking & Safety
Physical activity plays a key role in people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, with numerous studies in recent years showing that people who walk and cycle enjoy longer and healthier lives.
Nestrans want to increase the number of people travelling actively for health and the environment.
As well as working to increase the number of people walking, cycling or wheeling, we also want people to feel confident in doing so. Nestrans will work along with partners to reduce number and severity of casualties from road traffic collisions involving active travel users. In addition we will work to improve perceptions of safety and security for active travel users.
Bike Re-use and Recycling
CycleHub.Org is a new collaborative project designed to kickstart bike re-use in the North East of Scotland.
Aiming to see thousands of unwanted bikes across the north east saved from scrap and instead given a new lease of life in support of local people and causes.
Nestrans, has been working alongside two local charities; Stella’s Voice and Gordon Rural Action, as well as social enterprise Angus Cycle Hub CIC, to deliver the project.
Unwanted bikes can be dropped off at locations across Aberdeenshire and will then be assessed and refurbished at repair workshops. Bikes will then be resold at discounted prices or, via a referral scheme, given to children to who otherwise might not be able to own their own bike.