An Aberdeen cycling group is holding a protest to voice its frustration at what it says is “disregard for cyclists” by road planners.
Aberdeen Cycle Forum will be outside Marischal College tomorrow.
The group has taken issue with the provisions for cyclists on the new AWPR.
According to Rachel Martin, a member of the forum, the lack of provision shows a “wider disregard for cyclists” by transport planners.
She said: “There’s a lot of frustration in the cycling community at the moment.
“There’s been a lot of money spent on the AWPR and it doesn’t include any provisions for cyclists – in fact, it’s worse for cyclists.”
Rachel says the junction between the Deeside Way and the AWPR creates a hazard for those on two wheels.
She said: “It’s made it a lot more dangerous. You have to cross the B979 and there’s a path to rejoin the Deeside Way, but to get on to it you have to cross this road.
“People are going uphill and into oncoming traffic to get to the other side. If there’s a lot of people making a dangerous crossing then it’s a problem of design and not people.
“We think it’s unacceptable in the 21st Century that new roads don’t have any consideration of cyclists.”
A spokesman for Transport Scotland said: “The project will improve air quality and reduce traffic volume in Aberdeen city, making pedestrian and cycle travel around Aberdeen easier.
“Traffic on the existing A90 between Balmedie and Tipperty, for instance, will reduce significantly – by 97% – ensuring this route is safer for cyclists.
“In addition, a new footpath and cycle route will be created using an existing underpass at Balmedie to provide a grade separated link for cyclists.”