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. …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A947 corridor

Lucy Johnston2024, News

A drop-in session is being held as part of a public consultation to further develop options walking, wheeling, and cycling interventions on the A947 from the Parkhill junction on the bypass (AWPR) to the A96 junction at Bucksburn including through Dyce. The study 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 and Victoria Street through Dyce, will place particular focus on how to …

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 …

£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 …

Improvement works to cycle links in West Tullos to begin

Lucy Johnston2023, News

From Aberdeen City Council Construction work to extend the cycle network through West Tullos to Wellington Road will begin on Monday next week (9 October). New cycle facilities will connect Wellington Road with the “Shell Path”, which runs between King George VI Bridge and Abbotswell Road, improving active travel options. Works will include installing cycle tracks alongside footways on Craigshaw Drive and parallel crossings across Abbotswell Road and Craigshaw Drive. Aberdeen City Council Co-leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The improvements to cycling links provided by this project will make it …

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 …

Celebrating the launch of north east bike recycling and reuse scheme

Lucy Johnston2023, News

A new bike recycling, repair and reuse project will see thousands of unwanted bikes across the north east saved from scrap and instead given a new lease of life in support of local people and causes.    Launching this weekend, on Saturday, 10th June, is a network of local partners known collectively as ‘CycleHub.Org’ that will transform old, donated bikes into refurbished models ready for resale for worthy causes.    Over the past year, Regional Transport Partnership Nestrans, has been working alongside two local charities; Stella’s Voice and Gordon Rural …

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 …

Launch of new cycling festival in city centre

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Aberdeen City Council, in co-operation with Scottish Cycling, multiple Grampian cycling clubs, Sweetspot Group and GetAbout, is pleased to announce a packed day of cycling activities across the city centre to celebrate the Tour of Britain Grand Depart on 3rd September 2022. The GetAbout Aberdeen Cycling Festival will see the city centre play host to a mixture of youth, adult and corporate races, as well as a range of family friendly, active and sustainable transport themed activities. GetAbout is a partnership of local organisations that want to make it easier, …

Nestrans secure half-a-million-pound boost for Walking & Cycling projects

Jenny Anderson2022

Improvements to the Formartine & Buchan Way, the creation of a signed cycle network, and a much-needed bike recycling and reuse scheme, are among some of the North East projects set to benefit from funding. Nestrans was successful in bidding for £500,000 from the Scottish Government’s Regional Transport Partnership Active Travel Grant and will share the funding among five different projects across the region. Vice-chair of Nestrans, Dr Maggie Bochel said, “This was an ambitious bid to support a range of important and valuable projects.” “The funding will be used …