Public consultation into improving active travel connections from Murcar to Blackdog on A92

Lucy JohnstonNews

From Aberdeen City Council

A public consultation starts today to get opinions on the recommended option for improving walking, wheeling, and cycling connections on the A92 from the Murcar roundabout to Blackdog.

The study continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the city bypass (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen.

The study area places a particular focus on how to improve conditions for pedestrians, wheelchair users, and cyclists, on the route.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “I hope as many people as possible, and especially local residents, take part in this study. People’s views matter – and the Council wants to hear them.”

Three options were developed which considered alignments on the east of the existing road, west of the existing road, and a central option through redistribution of existing carriageway space. Connections to existing infrastructure and desire lines were considered to ensure options would support service users.

The public consultation explains the advantages and disadvantages of each of the options and explains how the east side was chosen as the recommended option, building on a body of work undertaken by the City Council. It also asks people their opinion of the east side as an option. 

The east option would follow the A92 on the east side of the road by utilising the old road with potential land required to the rear of properties – and connect to existing infrastructure at Hareburn Road.

The west option would follow the A92 on the west side between Murcar and Blackdog junction utilising Tarbothill Farm Cottages road. 

The central option would involve redistribution of carriageway space and provide a connection to Blackdog via Blackdog junction or at Hareburn Road dependent on lane reallocation choice.

Aberdeen City Council has commissioned a Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG)-based study to identify options for the corridor. AECOM has been commissioned to undertake this study.

The public exhibition as part of the consultation is to be held at King’s Church, Bridge of Don, on Thursday 2 November from 4pm to 8pm.

The consultation is available to view and take part on Aberdeen City Council’s website at and it is open for responses until 15 November.

There are already similar exercises ongoing for other transport corridors, including the A93 from Aberdeen to Banchory and the A947 between Bucksburn and Dyce/bypass (AWPR).