Plans to improve and expand Aberdeen cycle routes could cut car use in city

Proposals to expand and improve cycle routes and walkways around the city have been announced.

As part of Aberdeen City Council’s bid to provide more sustainable transport and reduce car use, a number of options for new cycle routes and pathways are being considered.

In partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and transport body Nestrans, the overall aim of the project is to reduce “problem transport areas” by providing better links through an “Active Travel Network”.

The plans will focus on current and projected high employment areas and residential hotspots in the city.

It is hoped the move will result in an all-inclusive network of routes connecting the busiest areas of Aberdeen and nearby suburbs.

The plans highlight Murcar, Bridge of Don, Dyce and Kingswells as areas with most places of employment, outwith the city centre.

Chapelton of Elsick, Countesswells, Loriston, Grandhome, and Maindencraig have been identified as areas with the most residential properties, including those in the pipeline for between now and 2030.