New segregated cycle path in Tullos open

Lucy Johnston2024, News

A new segregated walking, wheeling, and cycling route in Aberdeen which will improve active travel opportunities is open and ready for use. The improvements along Craigshaw Drive between the Shell Path and Wellington Road have extended the cycle network through West Tullos to Wellington Road. Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The new segregated route will make a difference to people who live or work in the local area wanting to walk, wheel, or cycle as well as provide more connectivity to residents in Cove and further afield. …

Feedback sought on draft Regional Active Travel Network

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Members of the public are being asked to give their views on a Regional Active Travel Network for North East Scotland. Active travel is people-powered transport: walking, wheeling (such as wheelchairs, scooters, prams and buggies) and cycling.  Improving routes for these options can help more people get to where they want to go, improve people’s health and reduce carbon emissions. There are some good facilities for active travel in both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, but it is recognised that there is much more that could be done to create safe …

CCTV for final set of pedestrian counts on Westburn Road/Hutcheon Street

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Please note that CCTV will be in operation on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street on Tuesday 20 February 2024. In order to encourage people to make more walking journeys between Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the City Centre, Aberdeen City Council have installed a number of benches on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street. Given how hilly this corridor is, these now provide useful resting places for pedestrians, especially those who may have been discouraged from walking between the hospital and the City Centre previously. The benches have been funded by the …

£896,000 of improvements started on the Formartine and Buchan Way

Lucy Johnston2023, News

An £896,000 programme of improvements to the historic and popular Formartine and Buchan Way has begun. Once completed, the works – which form a major realignment of the existing National Cycle Network (NCN) – will enable even more people to walk, wheel and cycle, along with equestrian use, from Newmachar to Auchnagatt and beyond. The Formartine and Buchan Way improvements are being supported by funding from the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Network Development Fund, delivered in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council. A further £350,000 from Nestrans is also to be …

Camphill Estates Promotes Sustainable Travel with New Facilities

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Thanks to the new showering and changing facilities, Camphill Estates has inspired more of its team to travel sustainably to work. Discover how the Nestrans Sustainable Travel Grant helped support their travel plan below: Camphill Estates is a local charity organisation that works in partnership with five independent Camphill charities to help improve the lives of children, young people, and adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs, by making available land and assets and a variety of support services, to ensure the charities can deliver their charitable objectives. The organisation …

Nestrans appoint new board leadership

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership (RTP) for the North East of Scotland, has appointed Councillor John Crawley as its new Chair. The Chair is supported by two Vice Chairs; Councillor Michael Hutchison of Aberdeen City Council, along with Dr Margaret Bochel, Director of Aurora Planning, and the former Head of Planning and Sustainable Development at Aberdeen City Council. Existing and new members of the board met for the first time yesterday (Wednesday 22 June) to appoint the new leadership following the local government elections in May. As the work of …

Two public consultations into improving transport connections on the A92 and the A944 have started

Lucy Johnston2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council: Two separate public consultations have started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A92 from Bridge of Dee to Bridge of Don and the A944 Aberdeen to Westhill. The studies, which focus on active travel and public transport connections, continue 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 A92 corridor (Anderson Drive and the Parkway) between Bridge of Don and Bridge …

Consultation starts for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

Lucy Johnston2022, 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 …

Nestrans welcomes Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) draft findings

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Earlier today (Thursday, 20 January 2022), the Scottish Government announced the publication of their Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2). As the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, Nestrans has welcomes the findings: Chair of Nestrans Councillor Sandra Macdonald said, “Along with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Nestrans has significantly contributed to the STPR2 process, promoting the regional interests of the North East. The themes of the national document align with our own Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), and they provide a strong basis for progressing what we want …

New Year bridge replacements along Formartine and Buchan Way in Garioch

Lucy Johnston2021, News

Four bridges along the Formartine & Buchan Way are to be replaced in the new year as part of a programme of funded upgrades. The bridges are located in Garioch between Dyce and Kinmundy at Buckie Farm, Middle Tack, Upper Tack and Kinmundy Home Farm. Works are expected to commence w/c January 5 and we anticipate these will continue through to the end March, weather-dependent. The section of line will be closed for the duration and unfortunately there are no traffic-free diversion options available. Diversions may be taken along the minor road C22C just to the east of the line or the A947. This work has been supported by significant funding received through a Nestrans approach to Transport Scotland.