Active travel project set to move up a gear im Dundee

Work to deliver the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth Active Travel Project could be set to move up a gear, as more than £1.25 million of further investment is recommended for approval by councillors. 

The Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee will discuss a tender to deliver components of the initiative at the Castle Green & Mill Street Shared Cycleway and footway, which includes improvements at the Castle Lane/Esplanade junction. 

Funded by the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme, the coastal path project is working to provide a continuous off-road route between Dundee and Monifieth. 

Councillors will hear that project aims to create a better, safer environment for people to walk, cycle and wheel, and to encourage both locals and visitors to enjoy a healthier lifestyle through active travel. 

The proposed works package to be discussed by the committee focuses on the provision of a shared pedestrian/cycle path through Castle Green, the removal of Mill Street and the continued provision of a shared path and soft landscaping to join The Esplanade. 

This will also lead to Windmill Gardens being included within the boundary of Castle Green.  

Improvements to the junction of Castle Lane and The Esplanade would take place, along with the creation of a new entrance/exit to Windmill car park.  

Additional street lighting to illuminate the path would also be installed. 

A tender from Tayside Contracts worth a total cost of £1.25 million is recommended for approval by the committee. 

Convener Councillor Steven Rome said: “This transformational and pioneering project is opening up an impressive route for active travel between Broughty Ferry and Monifieth. I am pleased to see that important elements to join sections up are now coming on stream. 

“The latest section of work will see Windmill Gardens included in the scheme, while also continuing the improvements that will make the area more attractive for visitors and locals. 

“This will provide healthy and sustainable travel opportunities that will benefit people for years to come.”


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