A96 consultation underway

Jenny Anderson 2022, News

From Transport Scotland: An online consultation starting today (12 May) is seeking views on existing issues along the A96 corridor, and the kind of opportunities that could be realised in the future.  Transport Scotland is seeking a better understanding of how the A96 corridor is used, particularly given the changes to everyone’s lives due to Covid-19 pandemic, and the extent to which the climate emergency makes a difference to how people travel on the A96 in the future. This initial consultation is in the form of a digital survey supported …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A947 corridor

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 A947 from the Parkhill junction on the bypass (AWPR) to the A96 junction at Bucksburn including through Dyce. 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 bypass on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The study area, which includes both Riverview Drive …

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 …

Your chance to help steer next Aberdeen City Council Local Transport Strategy

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation on Aberdeen’s next Local Transport Strategy (LTS) was launched today by (Oct 4). As part of this, Aberdeen City Council is seeking comment on the current network, strategy and where improvements could be made as well as wider feedback on how transport fits with other aspects of daily life. The strategy will span the next five years and cover all aspects of transport including walking, cycling, public transport, freight, taxis, motorcycles, car sharing, car clubs, car and van use, parking, maintenance …

Consultation open for transportation links to Aberdeen South Harbour and Wellington Road

Jenny Anderson 2020

Aberdeen City Council has started a public consultation into two parallel studies for transport links to Aberdeen South Harbour and Wellington Road. Over the last 18 months, Aberdeen City Council has worked with partners to assess options through the STAG appraisal process for both studies. The next stage in the process is engaging with local stakeholders and members of the public to seek views on the likely impacts of the options for each study on individuals and businesses to assist the City Council in maximising the opportunities that the studies present locally, …

What will travel look like in the future?

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Views sought on Regional Transport Strategy Cast your mind back to the year 2000 – can you remember how you travelled to, from or within the North East? Travel in our region has transformed in the last 20 years. Back then we had not long said farewell to the green and yellow buses of Grampian Regional Transport. We were eight years away from having the new bus station at Union Square. There was no railway station at Laurencekirk, no terminal extension at the airport, no Diamond Bridge. Work on the …

Nestrans Board Round-Up

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Regional Transport Strategy approved for consultation alongside work to understand the impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour. A ten-week consultation to continue the discussion on the draft Regional Transport Strategy will start this summer. The Nestrans’ draft Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) will shape transport policies and actions for the period up until 2040. Board members discussed the most recent version of the draft on the 24 June. Introducing the proposed strategy, Nestrans Director Rab Dickson said that he believed the plan was “realistic”, yet “ambitious”. The strategy looks to address …

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. …

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 …