Consultation starts for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council: People living or working near Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West are being asked to take part in a consultation which could lead to street improvements for the area. The Ashgrove Connections project, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and paid by the North-east transport organisation Nestrans, comprises stakeholder engagement and a public survey which will help define priorities and shape how the project develops. It will initially investigate what improvements could and should be made to the streets and is aimed at enabling people to choose …

Bus Partnership Fund Programme update

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council Progress is continuing in nine workstreams including corridor studies which will help to unlock the benefits of the Aberdeen bypass (AWPR), a committee heard today. The city growth and resources committee approved an update on the workstreams for the Bus Partnership Fund Programme and that quarterly updates will be provided to future committees. The work being carried out by the programme includes A90 Ellon to Garthdee corridor, the A96 Inverurie to Aberdeen corridor, the A944/A9119 Westhill to Aberdeen corridor, the A92 Stonehaven to Aberdeen corridor, the …

Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A93

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A93 from Aberdeen to Banchory. The study, which will particularly focus on active travel and public transport connections, continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The recent revision of the roads hierarchy in the city cemented the role of the A93 corridor …

Public asked for feedback on travelling between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk

Lucy Johnston 2021, 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 …

12 million-pound investment secured to transform public transport in the North East

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The North East of Scotland Bus Alliance has been successful in its bid for £12 million from Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund. The ambitious proposals have been developed with the vision to significantly transform public transport provision in the North East. The success of the bid means that early work can begin on the development of an Aberdeen Rapid Transit system, as well as delivering significant bus priority in the city centre, and on key routes into the city. Funding will be used to develop, the business cases and designs …

Consultation starts today into travel options for Wellington Road

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

From Aberdeen City Council: A public consultation starts today into the next phase of improving travel options for Wellington Road. People were asked for their opinion in November 2020 on road, public transport and active travel options identified and this final stage requires detailed appraisal of the options against a range of criteria. A key focus of the study is walking, cycling and public transport improvements in accordance with the Scottish Government’s ‘Sustainable Travel Hierarchy’ and ACC’s net zero carbon and air quality obligations. However, as Wellington Road is a priority route …

A step-change in public transport

Lucy Johnston 2021

An ambitious project that would offer an opportunity to revitalise public transport in the North East has been welcomed by members of the Nestrans Board as they finalise the next Regional Transport Strategy. Today (Wednesday, 10 February). Nestrans Board members were joined by Clive Robinson, Transport Projects Programme Manager for the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland, to discuss Belfast’s rapid transit system, the Glider (pictured). As a flagship project of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), the Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART) system could provide a step change in public transport for …

New physical distancing measures to make city centre safe

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Press release from Aberdeen City Council: As part of the Council’s response to Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map for easing COVID-19 restrictions, we are working with partners, including NHS Grampian, to allow activity to safely resume in the city centre. Work is starting tomorrow (Saturday 30 May) on widening pavements to allow for better physical distancing for pedestrians. Aberdeen City Council was awarded a £1.76 million grant on Monday (25 May) from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund to carry out the temporary works which helps …

Social distancing plans for city streets to support the NHS are given the go-ahead

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

From Aberdeen City Council: An ambitious plan by Aberdeen City Council to allow for social distancing in city streets to help ensure the safe emergence from the coronavirus lockdown was today awarded a £1.76million grant from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund. The grant will pay/go towards a roll out of temporary measures to allow people to walk, cycle, and queue for buses and shopping while adhering to social distancing guidance. Measures taking place include pedestrianisation, pavement widening, temporary bike lanes, and one-way walking systems and work will start …

A little extra help from A to B

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

News release from Transport Scotland Calling all travellers! Thistle Assistance has officially launched its brand-new look with a newly- designed Thistle Assistance card, app and website to help make travelling by public transport in Scotland more comfortable and accessible for everyone. Thistle Assistance is all about helping to relieve travel anxiety and encouraging people to feel confident when using different forms of public transport across Scotland. Anxiety UK found that ‘the main causes reported of anxiety whilst travelling were the behaviour and attitudes of other people, and difficulties finding the …