An online exhibition has started to find out people’s views into the possible designs for a key cycling and pedestrian link in the Marywell area near Cove.
The new route would aim to encourage people to use active travel (cycling and walking) in the area and particularly linked to the A956 Wellington Road Corridor, and the settlement of Marywell, near the Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire councils’ boundary.
This area has been identified as a missing link for active travel between the Cove Bay/Charleston community. It would also connect to another proposed cycle route being put forward by Aberdeenshire Council, which aims to link Stonehaven with the town of Marywell. The wider aspiration of this route is to contribute to a wider cycle/pedestrian network which will enhance walking and cycling links between Stonehaven and Aberdeen.
Funding was secured by Aberdeen City Council from Sustrans to develop the shared cycleway. The project is part of the city’s Active Travel Action Plan designed to improve cycling and walking facilities and routes.
There are five different potential new routes for the new link:
- Extending the shared use path along Wellington Road (A956) from the junction with Charleston Road to link in with Old Wellington Road or Old Stonehaven Road;
- A shared use or fully segregated route along (Old) Wellington Road;
- A shared use or fully segregated route along Old Stonehaven Road;
- A shared use or fully segregated route along Cove Road;
- Extending the shared use path and exploring segregated options along Charleston Road.
The online exhibition and survey of the proposed design are now available for people to view and comment on. The closing date for this is 8 February.
A public consultation event is also being held in Cove Library on Monday 28 January, from 3pm and 7pm.
The next stage of this project will be to investigate further to identify a preferred option, taking into account feedback from the consultation.