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Access from the North - Consultation 2009: Berryden Corridor - CLOSED, ARCHIVE CONSULTATION


The objective of the study is very similar to that of the Access from the North. To produce an integrated transport infrastructure for the Berryden Corridor which addresses the needs of all transport users. The Corridor Improvements aim to meet several of the Council's transport targets. The Council will:

  • Improve Aberdeen's transport infrastructure - including delivering the 3rd Don crossing and addressing other pinch points in the city's roads network,
  • Work to improve public transport in and to our city, including supporting Aberdeen Crossrail and the introduction of appropriate bus priority measures
  • Encourage walking and cycling in our city, including introducing more safe routes for cyclists and introducing more mandatory 20mph speed limits in residential areas
  • Only pedestrianise Union Street between Bridge Street and Market Street once suitable east-west road capacity has been identified and provided

Within the Local Transport Strategy 2007 - 2011 is recognition of the Council's commitment to improvements to the Berryden Corridor. The area considered within the study includes Skene Square from its junction with Maberly Street along Berryden Road through to Great Northern Road at its junction with Don Street. As changes to this corridor will have a significant impact on adjacent routes, Powis Terrace, St Machar Drive, Bedford Road and Westburn Drive have also been considered within the assessment process. Improvements to the flow of traffic on Berryden Road will permit bus priority measures to be incorporated onto Powis Terrace, these aim to reduce the delays currently experienced and increase the reliability of services through the corridor. These measures are impacted by the options of:

  • leaving Bedford Road open to all traffic or
  • closing Bedford Road to through traffic except buses by use of a bus gate in a central location. This option would maintain access into the area from either end of Bedford Road, but would bar travel for the length of the road to traffic other than buses

For further details please see the following links:

or write to us:

Infrastructures Programme Team
Planning and Sustainable Development
Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure
Aberdeen City Council
Marischal College
Broad Street
Aberdeen AB10 1AB
Telephone: 01224 523476 or 522704


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