AWPR’s big weekend draws to a close

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from Transport Scotland. Thousands have visited the GoNorthEast road festival this weekend, to celebrate the transformational Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project. The free weekend-long event, took place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018 in advance of the opening of this eagerly-awaited road project. The festival offered visitors a range of exhibitions and entertainment on a section of the new road. As well as viewing the festival attractions, people of all ages and abilities took the opportunity to cycle and walk along a picturesque …

Options unveiled for potential new transport links for the harbour extension

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from Aberdeen City Council. Plans have been unveiled for the potential transport options which could serve the new Aberdeen South Harbour development. The 11 options are being considered as part of a study to examine transport connectivity to from the site and identify appropriate transport infrastructure and connectivity improvements. The focus of the study is on the additional transport infrastructure required to improve connectivity to the site beyond the initial operation of the harbour in the first few years. The proposals, which are cover options for roads north of the …

HTAP Annual Report 2017/18

Lucy Johnston 2018

Partnership working across Grampian in the health, social care and transport sectors has continued to strengthen this past year, the new Health & Transport Action Plan (HTAP) Annual Report outlines. The Nestrans Board today (Wednesday, 20 June 2018) has approved for the report be presented to the three Community Planning Partnership Boards within Grampian. The recently published review for 2017/18 covers the collective work undertaken by partners across the region including NHS Grampian, Nestrans, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils, the three Health & Social Care …

AWPR ‘GoNorthEast’ campaign launched in run-up to completion

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Plans for how the North East will celebrate the opening of the eagerly anticipated Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project have been announced today by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown. The focal point of the campaign will be a Community Weekend of family-orientated events and activities (8th and 9th of September 2018) which is planned to take place on the new AWPR in the River Dee valley on the boundary between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. It will be a ‘fete style’ event with …

Road safety group’s provisional figures show north east road deaths at forty year low

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

The number of people fatally injured on north east roads is at its lowest level since current records began in 1974, provisional road casualty data shows. The figures have been highlighted by Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES), a partnership of public bodies promoting safe road use locally. Provisional statistics reveal that during 2017, 14 people died as a result of their involvement in a road traffic collision in the combined local authority areas of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Records show the highest number of casualties was in 1976, when …

New path opened for more connectivity with Diamond Bridge

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A new path has opened connecting an Aberdeen community to the benefits of the £22.3million Diamond Bridge after local residents requested it as an addition to the already extensive pedestrian and cycle path infrastructure created in the project. The £500,000 path connects residents in Balgownie to the new Gordon Brae and has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, Nestrans and the Scottish Government, through Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links programme. The third Don crossing was the biggest bridge infrastructure project to be built in Aberdeen in the last 30 years, and …

Strategic Regional Transport Provision on the Agenda

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Members of the public and community groups are being asked to give their views on existing and future transport problems and opportunities in and around Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire as work on a Strategic Transport Appraisal continues. One of the Aberdeen City Region Deal’s (CRD) key projects, the Strategic Transport Appraisal takes a 20-year view of the transport implications of the investment unlocked by the Deal across all modes of transport. The appraisal will also help the local authorities and Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, to formulate ideas and ascertain what …

Public drop-in session to be held to present Wellington Road corridor options

Jenny Anderson 2017, News

A public drop-in session is to be held to gain feedback on emerging options to improve strategic transport connections and active travel for the Wellington Road Corridor. The public drop-in event is to be held at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel on Wednesday (29 November) from 4-8pm. A public and stakeholder consultation was held earlier this year to help assess the options for the project, which has examined a range of potential transport improvements on the study corridor between the A90/A956 Charleston Interchange and the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Aberdeen City Council …

New online presence for north east road safety partners

Lucy Johnston 2017

Road safety partners across the north east of Scotland will promote safety advice and information from a new Twitter account. Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) will share information relevant to the local authority areas managed by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council. The partners are drawn from the organisations jointly delivering the North East Scotland Road Casualty Reduction Strategy. In addition to the three councils, RSNES includes: Nestrans, NHS Grampian, the North Safety Camera Unit, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The intention is …

Start of project to create a user-friendly community park area

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

A sod-cutting ceremony was held today for the start of a £1.546million project which will create a new user-friendly community park out of scrubland. The Middlefield Project will include raising the Scatterburn from underground to above ground to work as a flood alleviation scheme, creating new pedestrian and cycle-friendly paths, improved pavements on two streets beside the development, and installing new landscaping to create an attractive park area which will be user-friendly to the residents living in the surrounding areas. The Scatterburn used to be above ground however it is …