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Views sought on Inverurie cycling and walking path

By Kyle Ritchie

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

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 on Monday and can be found online.

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 proposed design in Inverurie would aim to create improved access between Port Elphinstone and Inverurie Community Campus, including links to the A96 shared-use path to Kintore.

Feedback is being sought on plans for a walking and cycling path in Inverurie.
Feedback is being sought on plans for a walking and cycling path in Inverurie.

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, chairman 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.

“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 and can be completed at https://bit.ly/37prjxi

For paper copies or further information, contact transportationstrategy@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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