Broad Street Project: Public Survey

Closed 12 Apr 2019

Opened 18 Mar 2019


As part of its ‘Places for People’ project, the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan aims to make the city centre a more attractive place for residents, workers and visitors through the creation of new public realm places.

The part pedestrianisation of Broad Street is one of the first projects to emerge from Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan, adopted in 2015, which seeks to create a more pedestrian and cycle- friendly environment in the city centre. The projects main aim was to make Broad Street open to buses, cycles and pedestrians only. The project has seen the removal of general traffic from and the creation of, a shared surface for pedestrians, cyclists and buses on Broad street- one of the principal streets in the City Centre.

Public realm improvements to Broad Street have included removing private cars from the carriageway, a roundel to replace the existing traffic lights at the Gallowgate / Broad Street / Upperkirkgate junction, raised grass planter and street trees. The space is also utilised as an events space. A redetermination order has been approved to allow cyclists to use the entire area. 

Project partners of the scheme alongside Aberdeen City Council include Muse Developments and Sustrans

The project was a key factor in the successful award for the Regeneration Project of the year  at the Scottish Property Awards 2019.

Before Image 1Image Source: Google ImagesAfter Image  *Image Source Courtesy of Muse Developments


Why your views matter

The public are to being given an opportunity to comment on the major refurbishment to Broad Street as part of a consultation before a committee report in May.

An on-line survey to garner the public’s views is starting from Monday 18 March 2019, and is in addition to feedback from statutory consultees such as bus companies and emergency services.

Officers have agreed to report back to committee as part of the ongoing monitoring period of the scheme. It was agreed to feedback 6 months after completion of the project, which will see a report go to committee in May 2019.

Why do we need your information? 

We ask for information about you, your experience and views in this consultation so we can take these can be taken into account when decisions are made about Broad Street. We don’t ask you for your name or email address but we’re aware that the type of information we’re asking for in this consultation means that you might still be identifiable from the answers you provide.  

We do ask for some special category data in this consultation, including about any health conditions you may have. This is because we want to make sure that this area is inclusive to everyone. Age and gender information allows the demographics from respondents to be fully analysed. It is completely your choice to answer these questions and if you don’t want to, it won’t affect the rest of the consultation. We don’t use information provided as part of this consultation for anything else, and it will be deleted after 12 months.  

The fully anonymised results of this consultation will be presented as part of a report to Committee in May. 

Your Information, Your Rights 

You have rights to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. More information about all of your rights and the contact details of our Data Protection Officer are available on our website. You also so have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organizations' like the Council handle your data lawfully. 

Our Legal Basis 

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for your information.  We consider our legal basis for processing this information as Article 6(1)(e) it is in the public interest for us to consult with our citizens about the future of this public space.  

Where this consultation asks for special category data our legal basis for processing is Article 9(2)(a) – your consent. We make it clear in the survey that you do not have to answer these questions if you don’t want to and it won’t affect the rest of the consultation. 

What happens next

Why do we need your information?

Aberdeen City Council collects this information about you in this form in order to better understand the services you require. As part of the survey we will require your full postcode.  This information will be stored on the Aberdeen City Council Citizen Space account and we will keep this information for up to 12 months from the date of the survey closing. It will be used to inform whether there are specific themes for monitoring change within the scheme.  The Council does not use an automated process for making decisions about you or the services you require.


Your Information, Your Rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the Council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, to correct it, to delete it and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer by e-mail at or in writing at The Data Protection Officer, Legal and Democratic Services, Level 1 South, Marischal College, Aberdeen, AB10 1AU.

For more information about all the rights you have please visit our website at You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure that organisations like the Council handle your data properly and in line with the law. For more information visit their website at


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