Portlethen & Inverurie Walking and Cycling Infrastructure takes a step forward

Lucy JohnstonNews

Residents of Portlethen and Inverurie are being asked to share their views on proposed new cycle and walking infrastructure being developed for the towns. The proposals, first outlined in the development of the Integrated Travel Town Masterplans, have been progressed following a successful funding allocation from Transport Scotland’s ‘Low Carbon Transport Travel Fund’.

Designs have been put forward in Inverurie that would aim to create improved access between Port Elphinstone and Inverurie Community Campus, including links to the A96 shared use path to Kintore. In Portlethen, designs would aim to create improved access along Muirend Road for walkers and cyclists and includes links to Badentoy Industrial estate and along Cookstone Road, linking to the primary school and the railway station.

Working with design consultants WSP, a virtual presentation has been prepared which highlights the route corridor and provides some more detail on what is being proposed. The virtual engagement event which opens on Monday 22nd February can be found online at https://bit.ly/37prjxi (Inverurie) and https://bit.ly/3qwkpOr (Portlethen) and residents will be able to provide feedback until Sunday 21st March. For paper copies or further information contact transportationstratgey@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.