Additional wayfinder totems proposed for the city

The public are being asked their opinion on proposed additional wayfinders around the city which would fill in gaps among the existing totems.

A consultation exercise was held in October 2018 and the public said advanced wayfinding at gateways to the city centre would be very useful at places such as the airport, the beach, the new harbour, railway stations, and P&J Live. People also asked for more information on finding the way on foot in the city centre near hotels, car parks, tourist attractions and transport interchanges. The consultation in October found that in unfamiliar places, online maps, road signs and totem signs are the most popular forms for getting around.

As a result of the October consultation, locations are now being put forward for new totems and people are being asked their opinion on these.

Additional city centre locations are proposed for the wayfinder totems and they include South Silver Street, Union Square bus station, Shiprow at the NCP car park, Market Street/harbour junction on the harbour side, Guild Street/Market Street junction on the north-west side, Rosemount Viaduct/Woolmanhill junction, Great Western Road/Holburn Street junction, Donald’s Way/Rosemount Viaduct junction, Summer Street/Huntly Street junction at the Summer Street Car Park, Chapel Street at Chapel Street Car Park, Rose Street/Huntly Street junction, the top of Littlejohn Street, St. Andrew Street/Charlotte Street, and  St. Andrew Street/Blackfriars Street/Denburn Road.

New locations are proposed for totems at Aberdeen International Airport, the beach, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary beside the bus turning circle, Aberdeen South Harbour, Dyce railway station, and at P&J Live.

The consultation is available by clicking on the link available on the website at https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/planning/wayfinding-expansion until 28 August.

The new wayfinders part of the European-wide Civitas Portis transportation project, which is worth £3.2million to the north-east led by Aberdeen City Council, and involves a consortium of council, university and private partners aimed at improving travel in the area.

The partners for the project also include Aberdeenshire Council, Nestrans, The Robert Gordon University, the University of Aberdeen, and Aberdeen Harbour Board.

Civitas Portis is aiming to make a positive impact on five European port cities - Aberdeen, Trieste, Antwerp in Belgium, Constance in Romania, and Klaipeda in Lithuania.

Civitas Portis has received 100% funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and it started on 11 September 2016 and finishes on 31 August 2020.