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2016
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16:51
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Still time for public to have say on Broad Street options

A call was made today for people to share their views on options for enhancing Broad Street in Aberdeen.

More than 800 people have already taken part in a consultation, launched by Aberdeen City Council on May 16.

The Broad Street proposal is one of four major transport projects contained in the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan, which aims to transform the City Centre over the next 25 years.

At a meeting on May 11, Full Council agreed to seek the views of the public on the three options for Broad Street:

1. Keeping it open to all traffic

2. Making it buses, cycles and pedestrians only

3. Making it pedestrians and cycles only

The public are being asked to study the proposals and comment on the benefits and challenges associated with each.

City council deputy leader councillor Marie Boulton, who chairs the cross-party City Centre Regeneration Board, said: “It’s great that so many people have already taken part in the consultation.

“Feedback will be used to inform decisions on delivering this part of the Masterplan and how the detailed design is developed – whatever option is taken forward.

“With nearly a week to go before the consultation closes I would encourage everyone with an interest in enhancing our City Centre to have their say.

“The Masterplan won public backing but it’s important we give people the chance to continue to input as individual projects come forward.”

The Broad Street consultation, which closes on June 12, also asks for views on the creation and use of public realm space in the City Centre.

A report from council officers outlining the potential next steps is expected to go to Full Council on Wednesday, June 29.

The Broad Street survey can be found here:

consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/consultation/broadstreet

Copies of the survey are available at Marischal College and at City Council libraries and community centres.

Three other streets have been identified in the Masterplan for transport projects – Guild Street; Union Street; and Schoolhill.

Traffic modelling showed Broad Street as a starting point because changes would potentially have least impact on traffic movement across the city.