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 …

Boundary for proposed low emission zone in city centre changed after consultation

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: People have a last chance to formally object to the proposed boundary for the low emission zone (LEZ) in the city centre – which has changed since the last consultation after public feedback. The geographical boundary of the LEZ has reduced slightly taking out the East North Street, Commerce Street, and the Wapping Street gyratory. A range of documents, including the option appraisal report, traffic modelling report, air quality assessment, and supporting impact assessments, can be viewed on the Low Emission Zone Consultation page …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A93

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A93 from Aberdeen to Banchory. 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 Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The recent revision of the roads hierarchy in the city cemented the role of the A93 corridor …

Your chance to help steer next Aberdeen City Council Local Transport Strategy

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation on Aberdeen’s next Local Transport Strategy (LTS) was launched today by (Oct 4). As part of this, Aberdeen City Council is seeking comment on the current network, strategy and where improvements could be made as well as wider feedback on how transport fits with other aspects of daily life. The strategy will span the next five years and cover all aspects of transport including walking, cycling, public transport, freight, taxis, motorcycles, car sharing, car clubs, car and van use, parking, maintenance …

Moving Towards Net Zero and a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, and Safer City & Shire

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Organisations across the North East are coming together to showcase walking & cycling projects that are improving how we travel around the area. Nestrans, along with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils, and NHS Grampian, will be presenting to elected members, local authority officers, and representatives from key partners. The event, ‘Moving Towards Net Zero’, will detail the ongoing and upcoming active and sustainable travel projects that aim to make the area cleaner, greener, healthier, and safer. Topics include the new Regional Transport Strategy, Active Travel Action Plans, the Integrated Towns project, …

A step-change in public transport

Lucy Johnston 2021

An ambitious project that would offer an opportunity to revitalise public transport in the North East has been welcomed by members of the Nestrans Board as they finalise the next Regional Transport Strategy. Today (Wednesday, 10 February). Nestrans Board members were joined by Clive Robinson, Transport Projects Programme Manager for the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland, to discuss Belfast’s rapid transit system, the Glider (pictured). As a flagship project of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), the Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART) system could provide a step change in public transport for …

New physical distancing measures to make city centre safe

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Press release from Aberdeen City Council: As part of the Council’s response to Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map for easing COVID-19 restrictions, we are working with partners, including NHS Grampian, to allow activity to safely resume in the city centre. Work is starting tomorrow (Saturday 30 May) on widening pavements to allow for better physical distancing for pedestrians. Aberdeen City Council was awarded a £1.76 million grant on Monday (25 May) from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund to carry out the temporary works which helps …