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 …

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

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, is looking for your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). 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. With the opening of the AWPR and some of the essential rail upgrades underway, a significant proportion of the current RTS has been achieved and it feels that the time is right to look ahead to the …

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 …

Do you have the drive to help shape the future of North-east transport strategy?

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North-east of Scotland have today launched their search to find a new member to serve on the Board. Nestrans works with local government representatives and non Councillor members drawn from diverse backgrounds and with different perspectives to take a strategic approach to transport that supports and helps improve the economy, environment and quality of life across Aberdeen City and Shire. A vacancy has arisen for a non-Councillor Board Member and applications are invited from interested individuals with the necessary aptitude, experience and ability …

Volunteer Drivers across Grampian recognised for their vital service

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Transport volunteers across the North-east have been recognised for their outstanding service, commitment and contribution at the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The awards, which were first established in 2014, highlight the vital support that community transport provides to those who are elderly, isolated or perhaps have mobility or health issues, who may otherwise face difficulty travelling to key services. The ceremony, which took place today (Friday, 9 November) at the Town House in Aberdeen, saw winners recognised under the categories ‘Volunteer Driver of the Year’, ‘Volunteer Escort of the Year’ …

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 …