£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 …

Public asked for feedback on travelling between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk

Lucy Johnston2021, 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 …

Grampian Cycle Partnership launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’

Lucy Johnston2021, News

A new handbook, compiled by cyclists for cyclists, has been published to highlight best-practice cycling behaviours. The Grampian Cycle Partnership is pleased to launch ‘The Good Cycling Guide’. The group is a voluntary organisation that encourage, promote and support all forms of cycling across the North East. With an extraordinary uptake of cycling over the past year or so, it aims to remind cyclists of their responsibilities while riding. While many guides for cycling exist, the GCP Good Cycling Guide gathers a wealth of information with a local approach. From guidance …

Moving Towards Net Zero and a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, and Safer City & Shire

Lucy Johnston2021, 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, …