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Broad Street Proposals
Transportation assessment to provide a more pedestrian friendly civic square
The Marischal Square development offers an opportunity to consider improvements to the Broad Street corridor, including creation of a multi-functional civic square giving priority to pedestrians.
This is aligned with some of the key principles and aims of the Council's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and would contribute to wider ambitions to make Aberdeen city centre an even more enjoyable place to work, live and visit.
The transport assessment considered how the options below will impact on traffic movements around the city centre and we have consulted relevant stakeholders regarding the impact of the options on their customers, users or members. There are 3 options for Broad Street as part of the development. The options include:
- Option A: No change
- Option B: Broad Street available for buses, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians only
- Option C: Full pedestrianisation of Broad Street
In 2014 a report was presented to Aberdeen City Council Members detailing the Broad Street Civic Square Assessment. This report was supported by a number of technical reports on various aspects of the study to assist in consideration of the options.
- Broad Street Civic Square Assessment - Report to Council (March 2014)
- Main Transportation Assessment Report (February 2014)
- Accessibility and Social Inclusion Report (February 2014)
- Transport Consultation Report (January 2014)
- Established Policy Directives Review (January 2014)
- Broad Street Testing Report (February 2014)
The Council resolved:
- to note the content of the report and the outcomes of the supporting technical reports
- to agree that option C - full pedestrianisation of Broad Street between Upperkirkgate and Queen Street - best meets the objectives of the project and acknowledge that this option is reliant on additional traffic management measures
- to instruct officers to report back on the details of the draft Traffic Regulation Order
- to instruct officers to report back on the outcomes of the future year traffic and air quality model testing for 2023
- to instruct officers to investigate the feasibility of reopening the Castlegate to traffic and opening Queen Street at the junction of West North Street; and
- to request officers to provide members with a breakdown of accident statistics for Broad Street
Details of the Marischal Square development are available at the following link
For further information please contact us:
- Transportation Strategy and Programmes
Planning and Sustainable Development
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 4
Phone: 01224 522704
Fax: 01224 523180
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