The widened footways will accommodate leisure walking, and queuing at shops, other businesses and bus stops. There is also space for cycling along the route for commuter and leisure cyclists.
General traffic is limited to one way eastbound on Rosemount Place between Argyll Place/ Westfield Road junction and Mount Street/ South Mount Street junction.
A contraflow cycle lane is in place from South Mount Street westbound to Esslemont Avenue where a new bus gate will permit entry for buses to a contraflow bus and cycle lane westbound to Westfield Road. All other traffic is detected eastbound.
Provision for residents and visitor parking has been balanced with loading areas for local businesses. An alternative bus stop will be provided on Leadside Road to accommodate the rerouted westbound service.
Three temporary neighbourhood Spaces for people interventions in Rosemount, Torry and George Street which were introduced to increase space for pedestrians due to coronavirus 2m physical distancing are to be removed after Aberdeen is at Level 0 of the Scottish Government’s route map.
Aberdeen City Council’s city growth and resources committee agreed to the move at a meeting on 24 June 2021 after recommendations from the Director of Public Health for NHS Grampian said it would support the removal of the measures due to improved public health position and significant vaccination coverage.
The timetable for the removal is they would start three weeks after the move to Level 0 and they will take approximately 13 weeks to remove. The Scottish Government has indicated it expects mainland Scotland to move to Level 0 on 19 July.