CCTV for final set of pedestrian counts on Westburn Road/Hutcheon Street

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Please note that CCTV will be in operation on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street on Tuesday 20 February 2024. In order to encourage people to make more walking journeys between Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the City Centre, Aberdeen City Council have installed a number of benches on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street. Given how hilly this corridor is, these now provide useful resting places for pedestrians, especially those who may have been discouraged from walking between the hospital and the City Centre previously. The benches have been funded by the …

£896,000 of improvements started on the Formartine and Buchan Way

Lucy Johnston2023, News

An £896,000 programme of improvements to the historic and popular Formartine and Buchan Way has begun. Once completed, the works – which form a major realignment of the existing National Cycle Network (NCN) – will enable even more people to walk, wheel and cycle, along with equestrian use, from Newmachar to Auchnagatt and beyond. The Formartine and Buchan Way improvements are being supported by funding from the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Network Development Fund, delivered in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council. A further £350,000 from Nestrans is also to be …

Camphill Estates Promotes Sustainable Travel with New Facilities

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Thanks to the new showering and changing facilities, Camphill Estates has inspired more of its team to travel sustainably to work. Discover how the Nestrans Sustainable Travel Grant helped support their travel plan below: Camphill Estates is a local charity organisation that works in partnership with five independent Camphill charities to help improve the lives of children, young people, and adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs, by making available land and assets and a variety of support services, to ensure the charities can deliver their charitable objectives. The organisation …

Two public consultations into improving transport connections on the A92 and the A944 have started

Lucy Johnston2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council: Two separate public consultations have started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A92 from Bridge of Dee to Bridge of Don and the A944 Aberdeen to Westhill. The studies, which focus on active travel and public transport connections, continue the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the city bypass (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The A92 corridor (Anderson Drive and the Parkway) between Bridge of Don and Bridge …

Nestrans secure half-a-million-pound boost for Walking & Cycling projects

Jenny Anderson2022

Improvements to the Formartine & Buchan Way, the creation of a signed cycle network, and a much-needed bike recycling and reuse scheme, are among some of the North East projects set to benefit from funding. Nestrans was successful in bidding for £500,000 from the Scottish Government’s Regional Transport Partnership Active Travel Grant and will share the funding among five different projects across the region. Vice-chair of Nestrans, Dr Maggie Bochel said, “This was an ambitious bid to support a range of important and valuable projects.” “The funding will be used …

Public asked for feedback on travelling between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk

Lucy Johnston2021, 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 …

Moving Towards Net Zero and a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, and Safer City & Shire

Lucy Johnston2021, News

Organisations across the North East are coming together to showcase walking & cycling projects that are improving how we travel around the area. Nestrans, along with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils, and NHS Grampian, will be presenting to elected members, local authority officers, and representatives from key partners. The event, ‘Moving Towards Net Zero’, will detail the ongoing and upcoming active and sustainable travel projects that aim to make the area cleaner, greener, healthier, and safer. Topics include the new Regional Transport Strategy, Active Travel Action Plans, the Integrated Towns project, …

Quarter-million-pound boost for improvements to Deeside Way

Lucy Johnston2020, News

Nestrans has been successful in applying for funding which will allow substantial improvements to be made to one of the region’s favourite walking and cycling routes. £250,000 of support from Sustrans Scotland will fund work that will increase the width of the path along The Deeside Way, supporting safe physical distancing for those using the route. The shared-use path, which is part of National Cycle Network Route 195, connects several communities along its 41 mile length, and serves as a popular active travel route for locals and visitors alike. The …

People asked to keep up the fantastic walking and cycling habits from lockdown

Lucy Johnston2020, News

A campaign was launched today to encourage people across the North-east to ‘keep it up’ with the good walking, cycling and wheeling habits from lockdown. Both cycling and walking increased by huge percentages in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including an overall 85% rise in walking and cycling in the city. The City and Shire Councils and transport partnership Nestrans are banding together to encourage residents across the region to keep on cycling and walking as much as possible rather than driving as it’s good for people’s health and bank balances, good for …

Aberdeenshire Council submission to Spaces for People fund is successful

Lucy Johnston2020, News

Press release from Aberdeenshire Council: Aberdeenshire Council has been successful in its £310,000 project bid to ensure people are able to safely access services in town centres while maintaining physical distancing. Following constructive discussions with Sustrans – which administers the £30 million fund in behalf of the Scottish Government – Aberdeenshire Council’s submission was successful. The funding will cover 100% of the cost of these temporary infrastructure projects to provide safe walking, wheeling and cycling as the lockdown is eased. Immediate priority is to be given to the North-east town …