Last year when we started up our programme of lessons for beginners, Duthie Park was the obvious place to go because there is lots of space and plenty of wide, well-surfaced and mostly flat paths. The park is generally a great place to cycle, especially for kids, learners or just less confident cyclists who want to stay away from traffic. But could it be better? There is hardly any cycle parking, and the layout of the access points is far from ideal.
We’ve produced a cycle audit which hopefully captures what is good but also what could be improved. This is our second attempt at an ‘audit’ of this sort. The first one looked at the new cycle path on Tillydrone Avenue and the Diamond bridge and you can read it – Third Don Crossing – Cyclists’ perspective. We don’t claim to be engineers or design professionals – we’re just pointing out things that are obvious to a cyclist but maybe not to everyone else.
Maybe you know somewhere that would benefit from a cycle audit? Send us your ideas, or even better, do your own one!