Work is set to start on a new shared use cycle route on a busy Aberdeen road.
The £160,000 project aims to create extra room for cyclists and pedestrians on the western side of South Anderson Drive between Ruthrieston Road and Garthdee Road.
Work would include widening and resurfacing the current path and may require tree removal and replacement tree planting.
The cycle route, which is being led by Aberdeen City Council with support from Sustrans and Nestrans, will connect with the existing facilities at Riverside Drive and will also include some upgrades to pedestrian crossings.
Aberdeen City Council transport and regeneration spokesman Ross Grant said: “One of the city council’s transport priorities is to encourage more people to cycle, walk, or use public transport and so we have been building more facilities to help with this.
“This £160,000 project on South Anderson Drive will connect into other cycling routes and will help to encourage more people in the area to cycle to work or for leisure.
“We look forward to the project finishing next year and people getting the benefits from it.”
The design for the cycle route is being finalised, and consultations are also being held with Transport Scotland and Bear Scotland as it falls within the trunk road boundary.
A target for opening the route has been set for early 2017.
It follows confusion among some residents after marks had appeared on a number of trees in the South Anderson Drive area.
Councillor Ian Yuill was contacted by constituents regarding the yellow and red markings and consulted the council’s arboricultural officer on them.
Cllr Yuill said he was told the markings indicated that some trees would be removed but that he was assured extensive replanting would take place to compensate the loss.