Nestrans welcomes Lee Craigie to Aberdeen

Louise Calder 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 …

Options unveiled for proposals for new cross-city connections

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from Aberdeen City Council: Plans were today unveiled for the potential public transport and active travel options for Aberdeen cross-city connections. Nine public transport options, and a range of active travel connections are being considered as part of a study to examine transport connectivity to from the new development sites and identify appropriate transport infrastructure and connectivity improvements. The focus of the study is to examine transport connections between new and existing areas of development on the periphery of Aberdeen, and in areas of Aberdeenshire close to the …

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 …

Apply Now for Greener Travel Funding

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

The Nestrans Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme (STGS) is now open for funding applications from organisations across the north east to help support active and ‘greener’ travel initiatives. Whether for increasing travel to work by public transport, supporting cycling and walking or investigating the use of low emission vehicles, the STGS could provide a grant to assist in funding such plans. Organisations who apply, having successfully demonstrated the benefits such a scheme would have on their business, could receive a grant of between £500 and £10,000 (normally up to a maximum …