Portlethen is one of 10 active travel and low carbon transport projects which will share £9.46m through the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.
Aberdeenshire Council had submitted the successful bid to create three shared-use paths in the town for cycling and walking.
The award is for £180,000 with the remaining £100,000 funded from Aberdeenshire Council’s Capital Plan. The award is for multi-year funding and the project completion date is September 2022.
The proposals will add to existing shared-use paths to create an integrated network that will encourage active travel trips by fully connecting key destinations such as education, employment, retail and transport (rail station). The paths are:
- Cookston Road to Portlethen Primary – 500m
- Muirend Road to Badentoy Road – 930m
- Muirend Road to Cookston Road – 710m