New cycling infrastructure strategy for Formartine

A CYCLING strategy will be the top priority for a new working group looking to pave the way for cyclists across Aberdeenshire.

Ideas currently being discussed include the creation of a cycleway linking the Meadows in Ellon to the town centre, while improved bicycle parking and storage is being investigated for Meldrum and Turriff.

The group includes members of the Ythan Cycling Group and other community planning partners such as Formartine Partnership Limited, Aberdeenshire Council environmental planning and transport strategy teams.

The initial aim of the group is to create a cycling strategy which will guide improved cycling opportunities in Formartine. Ideas are still at a formative stage, but the strategy is expected to outline how the group will source funding while investigating the feasibility of these ideas and others.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services, Cllr Peter Argyle, said: “The cycling strategy is an exciting project that demonstrates the importance of consultation with the community.

For more information on the strategy, contact 01358 726406 or email mark.mitchell@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.