A new project which will see improvements made to an Aberdeen community is to launch this month.
Sustrans and Aberdeen City Council are working in partnership to deliver a new initiative for the Tillydrone and Woodside areas, and will host a series of drop-in sessions on September 19.
Funded by the Scottish Government through Sustrans’ Street Design programme, it builds on the audit undertaken by Living Streets in 2017.
Back then residents identified road safety along Hayton Road, in particular at the underpass known as Muggers’ Brig, as a priority.
Until June next year, the organisations will work together to redesign a number of public spaces in an effort to make people feel safer, make it easier for everyone of all ages to travel around on foot and by bike, and to improve connections between the communities.
Emily Davie, Street Design project co-ordinator at Sustrans, said: “We are delighted to be working with Aberdeen City Council and the communities of Tillydrone and Woodside to improve the connection for people to move actively around the neighbourhood.
“We are inviting all residents and stakeholders of the local area to come along to share their knowledge and ideas.”
The engagement sessions on September 19 will be an opportunity for residents to discuss the scheme and ideas.
Members of the public are invited to come along between 12.30pm and 3.30pm outside McColl’s on Hayton Road and Tesco on Great Northern Road in Woodside.
Between 5.30pm and 8pm project leaders will be at Riverbank Primary School in Tillydrone and will make a presentation at 7pm.
Aberdeen City Council transport and regeneration spokesman Ross Grant said: “I’m delighted that the progress is being made to identify how to improve the connectivity between Tillydrone and Woodside and looking at making it easier to navigate the Muggers’ Brig on approach from both Hayton Road and Western Road.”