Councillor’s call for action to finish ‘eyesore’ cycleway

An Aberdeen councillor has called for action over an unfinished cycleway.

Cove councillor and SNP group leader Stephen Flynn said an area of unfinished cycleway, just off Langdykes Road by the entrance of the new Hydrogen Filling Station, is an eyesore for residents.

He added: “The fact that this section of ground wasn’t completed at the same time as the new pedestrian cycleway was put in place is simply astonishing.

I’ve had countless complaints from residents who are completely bemused at the condition of this patch of ground and I entirely sympathise with them – why would anyone possibly create a new cycle and pedestrian route and then leave one of the entrances a complete mess.”

Chairwoman of Cove and Altens Community Council Michele McPartlin said the path has been an ongoing issue for residents for many years now and hopes the issue is resolved soon.

She added: “I look forward to the situation being resolved and hope that the path is completed soon in the immediate future.”

Cllr Flynn has asked council officers to explain exactly why this mistake was made and to complete this work as soon as practically possible.

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “The cycle path was completed as part of the Stewart Milne housing development and the access road was initially not part of this project, but the surface was damaged earlier on by the contractor during the installation of a service connection.”

She added: “The surface was to be reinstated before September 10, but an application has been submitted for another service connection to this area.

“The surface will be reinstated after these works are complete.

“We are currently waiting for an agreed date for these works to be carried out.”

Stewart Milne could not be reached for comment.