Draft Aberdeen Active Travel Action Plan Consultation

Closed 25 Oct 2020

Opened 14 Sep 2020

Overview

Aberdeen City Council currently has an Active Travel Action Plan (2017-2021), and many actions from this have been taken forward.  However, the current Action Plan is heavily dependent on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) being completed for some of the actions to be carried out.

Given that the AWPR is now complete and is beginning to influence traffic patterns and flows, coupled with the fact that the current Action Plan is nearing the end of its cycle, this is an opportune moment to refresh the Action Plan to bring it up to date to reflect recent changes to the transport network.  These changes include the revised Roads Hierarchy, the new policy context provided by the second National Transport Strategy (NTS2), and the emerging Regional Transport Strategy, Nestrans 2040.  This will ensure that the Active Travel Action Plan continues to reflect the needs of everyone when considering Active Travel measures and improvements. 

In order to gather your views on what the refreshed Action Plan should contain, we carried out an online consultation which ran from 10 January 2020 to 14 February 2020. The responses were collated and analysed and a final draft action plan and detailed background report have now been produced, taking into account the views of all stakeholders and of the current Covid-19 situation.

We now wish to seek your views on the draft action plan to ensure that we are reflecting your wishes and views as outlined in the previous consultation, and that our objectives are aligned with your wishes.

 

Why we are consulting

Aberdeen City Council is committed to working in partnership with all stakeholders, be they internal or external.  We are particularly keen to hear the views of the public to ensure that we are reflecting the wishes of the population in our strategies and policies going forward and that the public has a sense of ownership of the final, refreshed Action Plan.

The final, refreshed Action Plan should be as wide ranging a document as possible, reflecting the range of views of all stakeholders in order to be as inclusive a document as it possibly can be.

What happens next

All responses will be analysed and collated to determine if any common themes emerge and the results will be used to help shape the final action plan, which is scheduled to be presented to the relevant Council committee for approval in February 2021.

Please be assured that all answers will remain annoymous and will only be used for the purposes of this consultation.

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Retailers
  • Campaign Groups
  • Community Councils
  • Partner Agencies
  • All Residents
  • Bus Users
  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • People With Disabilities
  • Councillors
  • Road Users

Interests

  • Community Planning
  • Local Services
  • Policies and Strategies
  • Disabilities
  • Cycling
  • Public Transport
  • Transport
  • Walking
  • City Centre Masterplan