Drop-in session for walking and cycling improvements for Bridge of Dee west

A drop-in session is to be held for the public to help identify a preferred route for walking and cycling provision at the Bridge of Dee beside the Robert Gordon University.

The session is being held as part of an options appraisal for the provision along the corridor between the existing infrastructure at the Bridge of Dee westwards to connect with the Deeside Way west of the Robert Gordon University.

The options appraisal will identify constraints, problems, opportunities, objectives and options to be appraised, including public and stakeholder engagement with environmental issues, and the deliverability of the options already identified as key considerations.

The overall aim of the project is to inform preferred and specific walking and cycling measures which will result in modal shift from everyday journeys using the private car whilst expanding leisure opportunities for walking, cycling, wheeling and horse-riding in the surrounding area.

Aberdeen City Council transportation spokesperson Councillor Sandra Macdonald said: “Several new pedestrian and cycle schemes have been launched recently across the city, engaging local people and users in their design.

“I hope people in the nearby communities of Garthdee, Kaimhill, and Braeside – as well as students and staff at RGU - will take the time to examine and comment on the options for this scheme.

“I’d encourage as many people as possible to look at the proposals and provide feedback on them.”

People living and working in the local area public are invited to the drop-in session on Wednesday (19 February) from 3pm to 7pm at Sir Ian Wood Building (N106), The Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ. There is also more information available on an online consultation at https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/ which finishes on 2 March.