Views sought on cycling and walking path in Portlethen

Aberdeenshire Council is seeking feedback from residents of Portlethen on a proposed cycle and walking infrastructure being developed.

Thursday, 25th February 2021, 8:06 am
Updated Thursday, 25th February 2021, 8:17 am
Portlethen residents are being enouraged to take part in the survey.

Working with design consultants WSP, a virtual presentation has been prepared which highlights the route corridors and further details on what is being proposed.

The presentation and accompanying survey opened this week on Monday, February 22.

The proposal was first outlined in the development of the Integrated Travel Town Masterplan, and will be progressed following a successful funding allocation from Transport Scotland’s ‘Low Carbon Transport Travel Fund’.

The designs would aim to create improved access along Muirend Road for walkers and cyclists and include links to Badentoy Industrial estate and Cookstone Road, linking to the primary school and the railway station.

Ewan Wallace, Head of Transportation at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “Covid-19 has changed the way residents approach travel and commuting in Aberdeenshire.

"Even before the pandemic, there was an increasing need to develop more sustainable travel options and tackle rising CO² emissions.

“This proposal aims to encourage sustainable travel within Aberdeenshire communities and build upon our network of cycling and walking routes.”

Councillor Peter Argyle, chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said: “I’m delighted to see that progress is being made to deliver the aspirations set out in the Integrated Travel Town documents.

"I would encourage local residents to read the proposal and share their thoughts.”

He aded: “With many people now opting to walk or cycle for short distances, the new link will provide an additional level of support to help us all move more sustainably and play our own small part in addressing climate change issues”

The survey closes on Sunday, March 21.

It can be completed at the end of the following presentation by visiting https://bit.ly/3qwkpOr

Alternatively, for paper copies or further information, please contact [email protected]