Your Help Needed – Transport Strategy for Aberdeen

Consultative Draft Local Transport Strategy

It would probably be fair to say that facilities for cycling could be better, indeed in a recent survey on cycle spending Aberdeen came 26th out of the 27 local authorities in Scotland. Whilst ACF continues to work away, opportunities where we can all make a difference do not come on every day.

Aberdeen City Council has recently issued a “Consultative Draft Local Transport Strategy”, for those who do not know what a consultative draft is (we only just learned!) basically it’s published – everyone can have a say, the results are used to write a draft strategy, everyone gets to consult on it and eventually a new strategy is developed, this typicaly has a life of approximately 5 years. The strategy is used to “guide” developments.

It is key that the voice of cyclists are heard when feedback to the consultative draft is considered. ACF will be making a formal submission but the more people that respond to the consultation the better. Fortunately you can respond online, ACF needs you below are links to the entire strategy (230pages!) and a much shorter summary (7 pages) and the online questionare. Please take a moment to complete the questionare (reading the 230 page version is optional!). The closing date is 2nd July 2007.

Click here for the Questionare

Supporting Material

Opportunities like this come along only every few years so have your say – fill in the Questionare