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 …

Christmas cheer for Inverurie Rail Station parking

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

Third more spaces added Work starts on 13 November Completion over two phases Early November will see work starting on the 36 additional car parking spaces at Inverurie Station, the ScotRail Alliance has announced. Aberdeenshire Council, Nestrans and Luddon Construction will start work with the ScotRail Alliance on 13 November to complete the extension – which forms an early phase of the Inverurie Transport Interchange – by Christmas. Vacant land adjacent to the north west corner of the existing car park will be used to create the new spaces and …

Public display for A90 Laurencekirk options

Lucy Johnston 2017

Locals and road users will get the opportunity on 30 October 2017 to view and comment on the options under consideration for the much-needed Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “Since we appointed design consultants last September, we have been working hard to identify and undertake an initial assessment of options for the planned improvements at Laurencekirk. “We are now able to let the public see and comment on the options that are under consideration for this much-needed upgrade. “I would encourage as many people as possible …

Vacancy for Cycling Development Officer

Nikki Laird 2017, News

A continuing partnership initiative between the north-east transport partnership Nestrans and sustainable transport body Sustrans Scotland, a vacancy is currently being advertised for a cycling development officer for the north-east. The aim of the role is to help deliver a comprehensive, coherent and high quality active travel network for the north-east. The successful applicant will work in a small team in Aberdeen, making a real contribution to sustainable transport by helping to develop and deliver cycling networks and initiatives in the region. The appointment of a full time dedicated officer …

Inverurie Business shares the buzz of electric bike deliveries with luxury hamper giveaway

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

Electric bikes will soon be delivering low carbon shopping in Inverurie in a project organised by Aberdeenshire Council, Inverurie Business Association and Nestrans. This month Mitchells of Inverurie will start to pilot the use of a purpose-built electric cargo bike to carry out local deliveries. Owned by Aberdeenshire Council and funded as part of the Government’s ‘Smarter Choices Smarter Places’ programme, the bike is being used to encourage local business to consider the cost savings and environmental benefits to be gained by carrying out more local deliveries by bike where …