New cycle route for South Anderson Drive

Work is to start soon on a new £160,000 shared use cycle route up the western side of South Anderson Drive between Ruthrieston Road and Garthdee Road.

The route, between Ruthrieston Road and Garthdee Road, would include widening and resurfacing the current path and the works may require tree removal and replacement tree planting.

The cycle route, is being led by Aberdeen City Council, with support from Sustrans and Nestrans, will connect in with the existing facilities at Riverside Drive and will also include some upgrades to pedestrian crossings.

Aberdeen City Council Transport and Regeneration spokesman Councillor Ross Grant said: “One of the City Council’s transport priorities is to encourage more people to cycle, walk, or use public transport and so we have been building more facilities to help with this.

“This £160,000 project on South Anderson Drive will connect into other cycling routes and will help to encourage more people in the area to cycle to work or for leisure.

“We look forward to the project finishing next year and people getting the benefits from it.”

The design for the cycle route is being finalised, and consultations are also being held with Transport Scotland and Bear Scotland it falls within the trunk road boundary.

It is aimed the route will be open in early 2017.