City centre businesses offered free trials of electric cargo bikes

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Apply now at: www.nestrans.org.uk/biketrial  Businesses based in Aberdeen city centre which are looking to bolster their sustainability credentials can now apply for a free trial of an electric cargo bike. Nestrans, the North East Transport Partnership for Scotland, is making six e-cargo bikes available for a free trial of up to one year. The trials will allow organisations to test a means of transport which could not only benefit their business but would also contribute to improved air quality and reduced congestion in the city centre. Whether it’s carrying equipment, …

AWPR first anniversary

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

News release from Transport Scotland: Transport Scotland has released a data snapshot on the first anniversary of the AWPR fully opening to traffic (19 February) indicating that HGV traffic has significantly reduced on the A92 (*previously the A90) since the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project fully opened to traffic. Depending on the location, HGV traffic along the A92 corridor through Aberdeen has reduced between 49 per cent and 61 per cent when comparing January to June 2019 data with comparable 2014 data. This reduction is greater than …

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 …

Nestrans appoint new Director

Lucy Johnston 2019

Nestrans, the North East of Scotland Transport Partnership, has appointed a new Director, following the December meeting of the Board. Members of the Board’s Appointments Committee were pleased to appoint Mr Rab Dickson to the post, following the retirement of Mr Derick Murray in August. Mr Dickson takes on the role with a wealth of experience and expertise, having worked as Nestrans’ Transport Strategy Manager since the partnership’s inception in 2006, following a 10-year period as Head of Transportation at Aberdeen City Council.

Improving accessibility at Insch Rail Station

Louise Calder 2019, News

Rail users and the communities of Insch and the surrounding area are being invited along to a public consultation event next Monday (Oct 28) to discuss potential options for improving accessibility at Insch Station. Accessibility issues at the station have been a longstanding concern amongst local residents and the wider community. Insch is the only station in the north east where step-free access to both platforms is not provided, as there is currently no step-free access to Platform 1. Earlier this year, the North East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, …

Nestrans to Receive Funding for Transport Appraisal

Jenny Anderson 2019, News

Eight communities across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of the Local Rail Development Fund (LRDF) as confirmed by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson. The Cabinet Secretary made the announcement during a visit to see progress at the £14.5m Kintore station site, which is being progressed by Transport Scotland and Network Rail, in partnership with Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council. The station project forms part of the wider £330m Aberdeen – Inverness Improvements project, the latest phase of which has seen the line between Aberdeen …

Can you help influence the long term vision for transport in the North East?

Louise Calder 2019, News

Over the last few months Nestrans has been seeking your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) for the north east of Scotland.  The partnership has a statutory duty to produce and deliver an RTS to set the vision and direction for transport in the region for the next 20 years. In May 2019 we launched a consultation website www.nestrans2040.org.uk and since then have made available a range of discussion papers on topics related to the development of the RTS. These discussion papers cover: The affordability of …

Nestrans strengthen Board with new appointment

Louise Calder 2019, News

The North-east’s regional transport partnership, Nestrans, has strengthened its Board by appointing a new non-councillor Board Member following approval from the Cabinet Secretary. Further to a recent recruitment process, Nestrans was pleased to appoint Mr. Colin Allanach to the Board. Mr Allanach is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Business Administration. He has been involved in helping to develop cycling schemes in the north east and was instrumental in the recent establishment of the Grampian Cycling Partnership. The partnership’s aim is to aggregate the views of the cyclists …

Nestrans indicators proves things are on track

Jenny Anderson 2019

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, have released their monitoring report for 2019. The monitoring report is designed to show progress against the objectives of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) which is delivered by Nestrans and its partners. Nestrans Chairman, Councillor Peter Argyle, “We are pleased to see that 19 of our indicators are on target and 15 continue to have some success following on from the 2018 report. As the AWPR has recently opened the benefits are yet to be reflected in improved journey …