New pedestrian priority project under consideration

Aberdeen City Council is to explore proposals for enhancing evening activity on Justice Mill Lane, Langstane Place and Windmill Brae as part of the City Centre Masterplan.

The Masterplan – which was unanimously adopted by the Council in 2015 – identifies this as a “key area” for pedestrian priority, new cycle routes, and improved streetscape and lighting.

The proposal is to make the three streets pedestrian and cycle only in the evenings, through the night and into the early morning, seven days a week. Also under consideration is the prohibition of vehicles from a short stretch of Langstane Place between Dee Street and Crown Street, at all times, and the permanent introduction of a section of one-way on Windmill Brae between Crown Street and Bath Street.

Potential benefits include the creation of a safer pedestrian environment. The project could also offer an opportunity for an outdoor public area on the short part of Langstane Place between Dee Street and Crown Street.

A report is expected to go to the  Council in early 2018. Should the scheme progress, proposals would be subject to a period of statutory public consultation under Traffic Regulation Order procedures.

For a map of the proposals, click Pedestrian Priority Map.