Data to be gathered for pedestrianisation plans

Aberdeen City Council is to seek information on pedestrian and traffic movements in the city centre in relation to a City Centre Masterplan project.

The Operational Delivery committee agreed in principle to Project EN03, which describes Langstane Place/Justice Mill Lane/Windmill Brae as a “key area for evening economy activities” that could “be enhanced as a pedestrian priority area with new cycle routes, improved streetscape and lighting”.

The proposals include banning traffic from some sections between 10pm and 5am, a one-way restriction on Windmil Brae, and the pedestrianisation of Langstane Place between Dee Street and Crown Street, with a timed exemption for delivery by goods vehicles.

However, following an amendment from Councillor Jackie Dunbar, the committee agreed to source the latest data on footfall as well as the number of vehicles using the road during the travel periods proposed.

It also agreed to explore the feasibility of installing number-plate recognition technology to facilitate residential and commercial access.

A report is to be brought back to committee in September.