A review into a partial pedestrianisation scheme should be brought forward due to “serious safety concerns”, a councillor has claimed.
Broad Street reopened to buses and cyclists earlier this year after a £3.2 million redevelopment project to turn the street into a “shared space” for buses, bikes and pedestrians.
A review of the scheme is scheduled to be shared with councillors in March but Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Delaney has called for this to be brought forward.
He said: “March is far too long when there are serious safety concerns. My concern is the scheme is just not working.
“There’s a lot of problems with the junction between Gallowgate, Broad Street and Upperkirkgate.”
Mr Delaney also said people with disabilities are “avoiding the area”, claiming it’s “not safe”.
He added: “Nobody wants to walk around and be looking out for buses and cyclists.”
The Liberal Democrat councillor asked officers earlier this week whether the report will look at the junction with recommendations for a pedestrian crossing.
Roads officers said a report will come back to councillors in March, which will include a number of recommendations for the road.
Transport spokesman Ross Grant said: “It is disappointing Councillor Delaney chose not to raise this suggestion at last week’s operational delivery committee.
“Instead he agreed with the report that said it would come back in March 2019.”
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Aberdeen City Council spokesperson said: “A planned monitoring review of the Broad Street is currently taking place and we are engaging with groups including local sensory organisations and the Disabled Equity Partnership.
“A road safety audit – an evaluation of a highway improvement scheme which is carried out to suggest measures to eliminate or mitigate any concerns – has deemed the road to be safe.
“Officers will report back to committee after six months. The design and build of the project followed best practice and government guidelines.”