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 …

Old and new to sit side by side at Kintore Station

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A historic bench that once formed part of the original Kintore railway station is to be restored to its former glory as part of the development of the forthcoming new station. The bench, which would have been used by many a passenger at the old station before its closure in 1964, was recently discovered at auction and has now been secured for the project by Aberdeenshire Council and regional transport partnership Nestrans. It is hoped that following its refurbishment the bench will form part of the new station, providing a …

HTAP Annual Report 2017/18

Nikki Laird 2018

Partnership working across Grampian in the health, social care and transport sectors has continued to strengthen this past year, the new Health & Transport Action Plan (HTAP) Annual Report outlines. The Nestrans Board today (Wednesday, 20 June 2018) has approved for the report be presented to the three Community Planning Partnership Boards within Grampian. The recently published review for 2017/18 covers the collective work undertaken by partners across the region including NHS Grampian, Nestrans, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils, the three Health & Social Care …

AWPR ‘GoNorthEast’ campaign launched in run-up to completion

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Plans for how the North East will celebrate the opening of the eagerly anticipated Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project have been announced today by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown. The focal point of the campaign will be a Community Weekend of family-orientated events and activities (8th and 9th of September 2018) which is planned to take place on the new AWPR in the River Dee valley on the boundary between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. It will be a ‘fete style’ event with …

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 …

Road safety group’s provisional figures show north east road deaths at forty year low

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

The number of people fatally injured on north east roads is at its lowest level since current records began in 1974, provisional road casualty data shows. The figures have been highlighted by Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES), a partnership of public bodies promoting safe road use locally. Provisional statistics reveal that during 2017, 14 people died as a result of their involvement in a road traffic collision in the combined local authority areas of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Records show the highest number of casualties was in 1976, when …

Health and Transport Action Plan Annual Report

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Partnership working in Grampian across the health, social care and transport sectors is reported in the Health & Transport Action Plan (HTAP) Annual Report 2016-2017.  The Health & Transport Acton Plan is progressed through collective action by Grampian wide partner organisations across health, social care and transport sectors and include NHS Grampian, Nestrans, Scottish Ambulance Service, Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, The Moray Council, the three Health & Social Care Partnerships and importantly the third sector.  The HTAP sets out strategic visions for partnership working with specific focus around the …

Plans for Kintore Station to go on display

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Plans for infrastructure which will support the forthcoming railway station at Kintore will go on display to the public next week, ahead of the project reaching a major milestone in the coming month when a formal planning application is submitted. A pre-application exhibition will be held next Wednesday (14 March) in Kintore, giving members of the public and stakeholders the opportunity to drop-in and find out more about the project. Proposed plans for the development of the car park, access road and transport interchange will be on display with officers …

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 …

New online presence for north east road safety partners

Lucy Johnston 2017

Road safety partners across the north east of Scotland will promote safety advice and information from a new Twitter account. Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) will share information relevant to the local authority areas managed by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council. The partners are drawn from the organisations jointly delivering the North East Scotland Road Casualty Reduction Strategy. In addition to the three councils, RSNES includes: Nestrans, NHS Grampian, the North Safety Camera Unit, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The intention is …