Consultation starts for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

Lucy Johnston News

From Aberdeen City Council:

People living or working near Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West are being asked to take part in a consultation which could lead to street improvements for the area.

The Ashgrove Connections project, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and paid by the North-east transport organisation Nestrans, comprises stakeholder engagement and a public survey which will help define priorities and shape how the project develops.

It will initially investigate what improvements could and should be made to the streets and is aimed at enabling people to choose a more active and sustainable lifestyle, in order to make the most of opportunities to complement the proposed infrastructure changes along the Berryden Corridor.

Depending on input from the community, plans could include changes to Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West which give greater priority to people, enhance public space, improve access to shops and facilities, and improve active travel.

Aberdeen City Council transport spokesperson Councillor Sandra Macdonald said: “This is the first in a series of engagement stages in the local area, where we will work with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to identify improvements for Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West.

“This is a great opportunity to help create a better environment along an important street, connecting people to their communities, local facilities, vital services, and greenspaces.

“We would encourage anyone who lives or works in the area to take part in the consultation and help to shape the future of these two streets.”

A live webinar is also planned for Wednesday 16 March from 7pm to 8pm to hear more about the project directly from the team involved. People can register for the webinar through https://ashgroveconnects.commonplace.is.

The survey which is available through Aberdeen City Council’s website at https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/place/ashgroveconnects and it closes on Sunday 27 March.