Local MP Richard Thomson is urging local residents to have their say and take part in a public consultation which has started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A96 from Aberdeen to Inverurie.
The study, which focuses on active travel and public transport connections, 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 will place a particular focus on how to improve conditions for pedestrians, wheelchair users, cyclists, and public transport users of the route for movements around Aberdeen city centre.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“This will be an important piece of work which aims to inform improvements to transport connections, in particular public transport and active travel between Inverurie and Aberdeen.
“The key aims of the study are to identify options that improve the quality of the pedestrian and cycling experience along the corridor and address the barriers which affect some groups moving around as a pedestrian or cyclist, as well as improving the quality of bus travel in the corridor for all users, improving service punctuality, and narrowing the gap between bus and car-based journey times.
“I would therefore urge local residents to feed-in their views to the consultation in order that the eventual recommendations best-reflect what people want to see.”
The consultation is available on Aberdeen City Council’s website at https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/place/a96-multi-modal-transport-study and it is open for responses until 20 March 2022.