Covid-19 impacts on the numbers of north east road collisions and casualties

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release on behalf of Road Safety North East Scotland The release of the latest edition of Transport Scotland’s Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland (KRRCS) publication, which provides provisional data on reported road casualties and collisions in local authority areas across Scotland, has shown the impact of Covid-19 on north east road safety performance during 2020. For much of the year (2020) Covid-related travel restrictions were in force which led to considerably fewer vehicles using the road. Transport Scotland has indicated that ‘car traffic levels dropped to around 25% of …

Volunteer Drivers across Grampian recognised for their vital service

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Transport volunteers across the North-east have been recognised for their outstanding service, commitment and contribution at the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The biennial awards highlight the vital support that community transport provides. The service plays a critical role helping those who face difficulty travelling to key services. The work of those in volunteering roles has been crucial in this challenging year for communities. Today’s (Tuesday 27th October) virtual ceremony saw winners recognised for a range of work: Volunteer Driver/Escort of the Year was jointly-awarded to Norman Kinnaird of Huntly Community …

Grampian Cycle Partnership Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Press Release from Grampian Cycle Partnership: Grampian Cycle Partnership (GCP) held its inaugural AGM on 27th January 2020, marking the conclusion of a successful first year.  GCP was set up to work in partnership with individuals and existing stakeholders with the objective of making the North East of Scotland a better place to live through helping make cycling safer and easier for all.  GCP believes that the successful promotion and adoption of cycling as a viable means of transportation has the potential not only to reduce the number of premature …

Public given opportunity to comment at the start of additional active travel planning for A944 corridor

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

People in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are being asked to take part in a consultation for a new active travel route including a segregated cycle path for the A944 corridor. The route would be between Kingswells in the city and Westhill in Aberdeenshire and the aim is to encourage more people to walk or cycle and reduce car journeys. The study is to provide recommendations to both Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council to inform the implementation of a continuous active travel route for walking and cycling between the two communities. …

Park & Ride figures on the increase

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

The number of cars using Park & Ride sites across the region is on the increase, according to the latest figures from Nestrans. Members of the North East’s Regional Transport Partnership heard that over 440 drivers per day are making use of bus-based Park & Ride sites in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, an increase of 6.8% on last year’s numbers. The figures come after Nestrans completed its annual patronage spot-surveys across the five bus Park & Ride sites (Bridge of Don, Ellon, Kingswells, Craibstone and Newtonhill). The data collected was …

New website launched to promote Park and Ride services in the north east

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Getabout, the sustainable travel brand, today (Monday 28th October) launched their new Park and Ride website for users in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The site covers the five park and ride locations in the north east including Bridge of Don, Craibstone, Ellon, Kingswells and Newtonhill. The website provides users with information on the facilities available at each location, opening times, fares, how to purchase tickets, journey planner and links to live departures. Councillor Peter Argyle, Nestrans Chair, “This is the first time all Park and Ride information has been available in …

Bus service 727 goes 24/7

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Nestrans welcomes the news that Stagecoach JET service 727 will now be running 24 hours a day, the first of its kind in Aberdeen. Press release from Stagecoach: The JET service 727 has bucked all national trends in bus patronage growing from strength to strength since it was introduced in 2010. Local bus operator, Stagecoach, has today announced they will be introducing even more journeys to the timetable on the frequent service in Aberdeen city. From Monday 8th July the timetable will be enhanced to offer journeys around the clock …

Nestrans indicators proves things are on track

Jenny Anderson 2019

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, have released their monitoring report for 2019. The monitoring report is designed to show progress against the objectives of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) which is delivered by Nestrans and its partners. Nestrans Chairman, Councillor Peter Argyle, “We are pleased to see that 19 of our indicators are on target and 15 continue to have some success following on from the 2018 report. As the AWPR has recently opened the benefits are yet to be reflected in improved journey …

Nestrans welcomes Lee Craigie to Aberdeen

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Nestrans were delighted to welcome Lee Craigie, Scotland’s Active Nation Commissioner to Aberdeen today, Tuesday 26th March. Lee is a long-established inspirational figure in the world of cycling, not only as an impressive competitor and endurance rider but also as an advocate for the therapeutic and social aspects of cycling and being outdoors.  Her new role will see Lee act as an official representative for walking, cycling and physical activity and work to keep active travel on the agenda, help to implement and promote the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland …