Plans approved for bike lane the length of Union Street

An artists impression of the Union Street cycle lane

ABERDEEN City Council has approved plans for a segregated bike lane running the entire length of Union Street.

The local authority debated the issue in-depth in the Town House, with Labour arguing for pedestrianisation and the Conservatives arguing to scrap both bus gates and cycle lanes.

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It was the SNP and Liberal Democrats who got their wish though, with the door remaining open for future lanes on Guild Street and Market Street, while a bus gate through Castlegate is also an option for easier access to the beach boulevard.

Council officials, who recommended the bike lane plan, think the £100m spend on overhauling the road could return £500m in the city’s economy.

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