Cycling in the North East – Collisions, Compensation & Civil Law – Event Update

Jon Barron Uncategorized

Around seventy local cyclists attended an interesting and informative event at Robert Gordon University, Garthdee, Aberdeen on the evening of Monday 2nd September. The event, which was called ‘Cycling in the North East – Collisions, Compensation & Civil Law’ was jointly organised by Cycle Law Scotland and Grampian Cycle Partnership in an effort to help provide advice and information for those interested in cycling across the north east. Admission to the event was free and included presentations from representatives of both organisations and an open question-and-answer session where attendees were …

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 …

North-east cycling conference puts new partnership into gear

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Around 150 keen and budding cyclists gathered together in Aberdeen on Wednesday (Wed, Sep 26) evening to discuss the development of a new group which will represent cycling interests across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Organised by Nestrans and hosted at RGU, the event, “Cycling in the North East – Moving Forward Together” brought together the area’s cycling community to give a collective voice for all cyclists. The evening featured presentations from organisations including national cycling charities Sustrans Scotland and Cycling UK; Police Scotland, and Aberdeen cycle campaigner Rachel Martin. …

Collective Voice Sought for North-east Cycling

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A new conference which seeks to generate a collective voice for cyclists in the North-east is set to take place next month. The inaugural event, hosted by regional transport partnership Nestrans, will discuss the development of a new group that will represent and give platform to a shared voice for cycling interests across the area. Open to cyclists and budding cyclists of all levels of confidence and experience, the event will feature several short presentations and the opportunity to address the pressing issues and aspirations for local cyclists. Nestrans Chair, …

Around the World cycling Record Breaker Mark Beaumont backs AWPR project and GoNorthEast Road Festival

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from Transport Scotland: Free weekend long festival 8-9 September gathering pace Record-breaking endurance cyclist, Mark Beaumont is urging people of all ages and abilities to experience cycling on the new AWPR at the upcoming GoNorthEast Road Festival. The Scottish cyclist, who recently smashed the 18,000 mile circumnavigation cycling World Record in 78 days and 14 hours, is in Aberdeen today (Wednesday, August 29) to talk about how the new route will be of benefit to cyclists and the community festival taking place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 …

RGU working with Nestrans to improve cycling in the North-east

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Researchers from Robert Gordon University (RGU) are working with Nestrans, the Aberdeen City and Shire Transport Partnership, in a bid to improve the experience for cyclists in the North-east. The two organisations have created a survey which will collect the opinions, experiences and ideas of cyclists in the area which will then be compiled in a report to help shape policy and create a positive cycling culture in the City and Shire. The survey, ‘Cycling in Aberdeen’, forms part of the wider EU-funded work (Civitas PORTIS), which is being led …

Operation Close Pass launched in North East

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

An initiative to highlight the safety of cyclists has been launched in the North East. Operation Close Pass was originally introduced in Edinburgh in 2017, and sees drivers who pass an unmarked police cyclist too closely being stopped and given advice. A specially designed mat is used for this which shows how much space a pedal cyclist should be given when being overtaken by a motor vehicle. Road Policing Sergeant Peter Henderson explains: “Cyclists are considered vulnerable road users so it is important that drivers recognise the importance of giving …

New path opened for more connectivity with Diamond Bridge

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A new path has opened connecting an Aberdeen community to the benefits of the £22.3million Diamond Bridge after local residents requested it as an addition to the already extensive pedestrian and cycle path infrastructure created in the project. The £500,000 path connects residents in Balgownie to the new Gordon Brae and has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, Nestrans and the Scottish Government, through Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links programme. The third Don crossing was the biggest bridge infrastructure project to be built in Aberdeen in the last 30 years, and …

Vacancy for Cycling Development Officer

Nikki Laird 2017, News

A continuing partnership initiative between the north-east transport partnership Nestrans and sustainable transport body Sustrans Scotland, a vacancy is currently being advertised for a cycling development officer for the north-east. The aim of the role is to help deliver a comprehensive, coherent and high quality active travel network for the north-east. The successful applicant will work in a small team in Aberdeen, making a real contribution to sustainable transport by helping to develop and deliver cycling networks and initiatives in the region. The appointment of a full time dedicated officer …