Farburn Terrace Proposed Cyclist & Pedestrian Improvements

Closed 28 Jan 2019

Opened 17 Dec 2018


Roundabout linking Farburn Terrace and Wellheads Drive

Farburn Terrace links Victoria Street in Dyce with the industrial and business premises of Wellheads Industrial Estate.

As part of the City’s Active Travel Action Plan (improving cycling and walking facilities and routes) the Council is considering improvements in accessibility for cyclists & pedestrians to and from Dyce railway station, Aberdeen airport and surrounding business and residential areas of Dyce.

Farburn Terrace and in particular its roundabout with Wellheads Drive, have been identified as a missing link for active travel between the existing cycleway on Wellheads Drive and Dyce railway station.

Aberdeen City Council has secured funding from Sustrans and Nestrans to develop a detailed design for shared use cycleways along Wellheads Drive, around the existing roundabout and along Farburn Terrace to Victoria Street.

Location Plan:

The location plan, below, shows the main areas included in the design for the route:

Location Plan

Based upon the Ordnance Survey mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. Aberdeen City Council 100023401, 2018 

They include: -

  • extending the shared use cycleway along Wellheads Drive to link in with Farburn Terrace at the roundabout,
  • a shared use cycleway around the roundabout,
  • a shared use cycleway along Farburn Terrace (E) to Victoria Street.
  • Farburn Terrace (N), towards the railway station.

Design Considerations and Typical Layout:

  • Wellheads Drive – extend the existing 3m wide shared use cycleway northwards to the roundabout. This requires the existing footway to be upgraded and redetermined to a 3m wide shared use cycleway.
  • Re-design the roundabout to create space for an off-carriageway peripheral 3.5m shared use cycleway.
  • Farburn Terrace (N) - Reduced speed limit. This section of road has narrow carriageway and footways limiting the opportunities to create a segregated cycling facility, however, low traffic volumes coupled with a new 20mph speed limit will provide a suitable route for cycling.
  • Farburn Terrace (E) – widen and redetermine the existing footway to a 3m wide shared use cycleway to Victoria Street (with the exception underneath the railway bridge which will be 1.8m).

Typical Layout

Crossing Location:

  • To assist onward connection to and from Farburn Terrace and Victoria Street a formal crossing is proposed at the Farburn Terrace (N) arm of the roundabout. Crossings at the other two arms may be implemented in the future as demand increases.
  • The proposed crossing type is a ‘Parallel Crossing’ which incorporates a cycle crossing in parallel with a zebra crossing.

Parallel Crossing

Overview of full proposed scheme:

Overall Plan

Based upon the Ordnance Survey mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. Aberdeen City Council 100023401, 2018 


Why We Are Consulting

Why We Are Consulting

This online exhibition is being undertaken to provide an update and an opportunity for public feedback on the proposed design. 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact: 



What happens next

The next stage of this project will be to finalise the detailed design, purchase land, promote a Redetermination Order and secure funding for implementation.


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