Providing the best possible sustainable transport links is a key priority for Aberdeenshire Council. This includes a commitment to integrated options that encourage active travel like walking or cycling. This can help to improve health and wellbeing, protect the natural environment and tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
As such, Arcadis was appointed by Aberdeenshire Council to investigate the feasibility of upgrading the existing Formartine & Buchan cycle route, as well as explore what measures would be required to develop two more long distance cycle routes in the vicinity of the A90, which connects Aberdeen-Ellon and Aberdeen-Stonehaven.
The scope of work included site audits, stakeholder consultation, route analysis, mapping the opportunities and constraints, cost estimates and a detailed cost benefit analysis.
To read more about Arcadis’ work with Aberdeenshire Council to upgrade the 50-mile cycling route to see how integrated and sustainable travel can be done, even over large distance, please click below:
More people than ever are going to be walking and cycling in the wake of Covid-19. But to relieve pressure on other forms of transport and allow social distancing, we need to have the right infrastructure in place. Have a look at our work with Aberdeenshire Council to upgrade a 50-mile cycling route to see how integrated and sustainable travel can be done, even over very large distances