Nestrans welcomes Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) draft findings

Lucy Johnston 2022, 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 Johnston 2021, 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.

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 …

Public asked for feedback on travelling between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

A new survey has launched today (Monday 20 September) to study transport problems and opportunities between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk. Nestrans is looking to identify options that will encourage more people to travel in a sustainable way along the corridor; be it walking, cycling, or using public transport. An online survey will be open for four weeks from Monday 20th September until Monday 18th October 2021. The study is being funded by Transport Scotland’s Local Rail Development Fund. It will investigate rail options, including the potential for new stations south of …

Nestrans launch Community Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Community groups, charities and social enterprises that wish to develop sustainable travel projects are being encouraged to apply for new funding. Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, has launched a new Community Sustainable Travel Grant. The scheme makes funding available for projects across the North East that support or encourage active and sustainable travel. Groups can apply for up to 100% of the funding needed for a range of projects; from community groups who wish to improve local paths or install bike parking, to charities that wish to buy electric/cargo bikes or …

Public asked for feedback on proposed options for A944 active travel route

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Three options for developing a flagship segregated active travel route between Westhill and Kingswells are to go on display for public feedback.  An online consultation will open today (Monday, 17 May) for a period of four weeks to help gather views on each option. The planned path aims to create a safe, direct, convenient, coherent, and continuous active travel link between the two areas. It is hoped that this will encourage more people to walk, wheel or cycle, thereby creating opportunities to reduce car journeys. The routes for the corridor …

Consultation starts today into travel options for Wellington Road

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

From Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation starts today into the next phase of improving travel options for Wellington Road. People were asked for their opinion in November 2020 on road, public transport and active travel options identified and this final stage requires detailed appraisal of the options against a range of criteria. A key focus of the study is walking, cycling and public transport improvements in accordance with the Scottish Government’s ‘Sustainable Travel Hierarchy’ and ACC’s net zero carbon and air quality obligations. However, as Wellington Road is a priority route …

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, …

People asked to keep up the fantastic walking and cycling habits from lockdown

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

A campaign was launched today to encourage people across the North-east to ‘keep it up’ with the good walking, cycling and wheeling habits from lockdown. Both cycling and walking increased by huge percentages in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including an overall 85% rise in walking and cycling in the city. The City and Shire Councils and transport partnership Nestrans are banding together to encourage residents across the region to keep on cycling and walking as much as possible rather than driving as it’s good for people’s health and bank balances, good for …

Aberdeenshire Council submission to Spaces for People fund is successful

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Press release from Aberdeenshire Council: Aberdeenshire Council has been successful in its £310,000 project bid to ensure people are able to safely access services in town centres while maintaining physical distancing. Following constructive discussions with Sustrans – which administers the £30 million fund in behalf of the Scottish Government – Aberdeenshire Council’s submission was successful. The funding will cover 100% of the cost of these temporary infrastructure projects to provide safe walking, wheeling and cycling as the lockdown is eased. Immediate priority is to be given to the North-east town …