New £500,000 pedestrian path opens in Aberdeen

Councillor Ross Grant at the new path
Councillor Ross Grant at the new path

A new path has opened next to a multi-million pound bridge.

The £500,000 walkway beside the £22 million Diamond Bridge connects residents in Balgownie to Gordon Brae.

Aberdeen City Council, along with NESTRANS and the Scottish Government, have funded the route through SUSTRANS Scotland’s community links programme.

The third crossing over the River Don was opened in June 2016.

Aberdeen City Council transportation and regeneration spokesman Councillor Ross Grant said: “We were delighted to take forward a suggestion from the local community so they can enjoy the benefits that the bridge brings not only to motorists but to pedestrians and cyclists.

“The new crossing has transformed getting around the north of the city for people who live, work or spend time in the area, and it’s also meant better connectivity to other parts of the city for residents and visitors.

“It’s been fantastic to see how many people use the new cycleways and pathways around the Diamond Bridge for both commuting and leisure – 52,000 pedestrian trips and more than 26,000 cycle trips – and I’m sure this new path will also be well-used.”