Out-of-control dogs, horse manure and high-speed cyclists have prompted complaints over a popular walking route.
Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council received a number of grievances about the Old Deeside Railway Line, which runs between Duthie Park and Peterculter Station, and also forms part of the Deeside Way.
The path is regularly used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
It is estimated by the report between 40 and 200 cyclists use the line every day, along with a further 200 pedestrians.
The report says: “In general, users are tolerant and sensitive to the needs of other users of the path.
“However, the community council receives regular verbal and written complaints.”
The group has sent copies of the report to surrounding community councils that are also affected by issues on the line – including Garthdee and Culter.
Issues raised by the report include dogs being out of control, cyclists attempting timed rides at high speeds and horse manure being left on the trail, among others.
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The report says: “We believe that these issues are on the increase and could well result in serious, injurious accidents.
“This paper is intended to be a first step to introduce positive measures to support road safety on the old Deeside line.”
In response, the report outlines several measures that could be placed on the line to limit issues.
Some proposals call for signage to be erected that states the “rules of use” for the line, making it mandatory for dogs to be kept on leads, and the introduction of speedbumps or chicane barriers to slow down cyclists.
The report concludes: “This is a work in progress but as it concerns a safety issue, unnecessary delays would be undesirable.
“For the same reason, it should be accepted that measures may be introduced that may require some users to change their routines.
“This would be a change to ensure continued safe use of the fabulous old Deeside line for all.”