North East road safety partners launch ‘Be Bright at Night’ campaign

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Partners from Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) and Getabout have launched a new campaign to encourage people to dress brightly when travelling in reduced daylight over the darker months. The ‘Be Bright at Night’ campaign encourages those out walking, cycling, or exercising to wear something light-coloured, bright, fluorescent, or reflective. The reduced visibility, coupled with more pedestrians visiting the city centre for festive activities, means that the number of pedestrian road safety collisions are at their highest during this period, increasing in November and staying heightened over December and January. Chair of Nestrans, Councillor Sandra Macdonald said, “A lot of sportswear and children’s school bags come with reflective strips these days but in winter it can …

Business Breakfast – Dyce Travel Plan

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

The Dyce Travel Plan looks at ways to promote sustainable forms of transport to and from the Dyce area. Join us for our free Business Breakfast event on Thursday 16th January, 7-9am, at The Marriott Hotel to learn more about the Travel Plan, the future of transport in and around Dyce and what options and support are available to you should you wish to change your travel behaviour. Aberdeen City Council wants to better understand commuting movements of those working in the Dyce area and encourage businesses to collaborate and encourage sustainable …

Park & Ride figures on the increase

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

The number of cars using Park & Ride sites across the region is on the increase, according to the latest figures from Nestrans. Members of the North East’s Regional Transport Partnership heard that over 440 drivers per day are making use of bus-based Park & Ride sites in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, an increase of 6.8% on last year’s numbers. The figures come after Nestrans completed its annual patronage spot-surveys across the five bus Park & Ride sites (Bridge of Don, Ellon, Kingswells, Craibstone and Newtonhill). The data collected was …

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 …