NESTRANS Consults On Active Travel

Nestrans (North East Scotland’s Regional Transport Partnership), Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council are working together to develop a Regional Active Travel Network. Active travel is people-powered transport: walking, wheeling (including wheelchairs, scooters, prams and buggies) and cycling. 

The network aims to provide a multi-decade vision for a high-quality network of routes that enable people to walk, wheel and cycle more easily and safely within and between the region’s communities.  This will support local and regional transport strategies and, by aligning with national policies and priorities for active travel, the region should be in a stronger position to access additional external funding to assist with delivery of projects.

A draft regional network has been developed, formed of important routes in built-up areas, and of regional connectors which link the region’s communities, providing solutions that are appropriate to the different geographies and different types of people across the region.  The network will align closely with national standards and plans to maximise the opportunity for downstream funding, but we recognise that it also needs to be developed from knowledge of the local issues and opportunities within the region.

Nestrans has therefore launched a consultation exercise, asking for feedback on the draft network from key stakeholders and members of the public so that the final recommendations reflect the views and priorities of people across the north east of Scotland.  The draft network and survey to give feedback are available at  The survey will remain open until Sunday 02 June 2024.