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Work on disabled bay re-alignment continues

02/11/12

A 50,000 project to re-align disabled parking bays in Aberdeen is continuing, with contractors operating in the Mastrick area next week.

More than 1,000 bays across the city are being altered to bring them into line with new Scottish Government legislation. Contractor Mark-On is carrying out the first phase of the work, which is expected to take about three months to complete.

The on-street disabled bays will no longer be dedicated to a particular person or household, but will be for the use of all blue badge holders. They will be longer than the existing bays to improve wheelchair access.

Disabled drivers or those with a disabled member of the household will be asked to move their vehicles on the day the re-aligning work, which is weather dependent, is carried out. It is not possible to re-align the bay around a vehicle.

No-waiting cones will be placed around the bays the evening before the work is due to be carried out. Motorists are asked to pay heed to the cones and not move them. The work cannot be carried out if vehicles are parked too close to the bays.

Some of the existing bays are no longer required and may be removed, but some will be left in areas where there the general population includes a number of elderly, infirm or disabled residents and blue badge holders.

Any blue badge holders who have been using a space no longer required by the person it was dedicated to, is asked to contact engineer Louise Trayner on 01224 538065 or email ltrayner@aberdeencity.gov.uk so that a decision can be taken on whether or not to remove it. Anyone aware of a dedicated disabled bay which is no longer needed is also asked to contact Louise.