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Peterhead’s long-awaited cycleway finally unveiled

Aberdeenshire Council Provost Jill Webster opens the Peterhead cycleway with children from Dales Park school.

Aberdeenshire Council Provost Jill Webster opens the Peterhead cycleway with children from Dales Park school.

The final section of Peterhead’s shared use cycle path was unveiled last week, six years after Aberdeenshire Council launched the intiative.

Provost Jill Webster was joined by Buchan councillors and pupils from Dales Park school as she cut the ribbon on the 500mstretch on the A90 ring round.

Peterhead was chosen by the local authority as a Cycle Demonstration Town in 2008 and since then the number of people using their bikes in the town has risen.

Speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony, Provost Webster said: “The completion of the A90 Path is another part of the Cycle Demonstration Town jigsaw coming together and marks the development of some 19km of shared use paths running across the town.

“It’s a real pleasure to see people being active and enjoying these facilities. Knowing that we are putting in place infrastructure and facilities that will support many generations to come.”

The completion of the 500m link completes a 19km shared use facility providing cyclists, walkers and runners with a valuable recreational facility, while connecting the north and south areas of Peterhead.

SNP councillor Stephen Smith said: “I’m delighted that the ‘missing link’ has at long last been completed. It was over two years ago that I raised this matter with the Director of Infrastructure at Aberdeenshire Council following approaches I received from cyclists, walkers and members of JogScotland, who regularly use the route and I’ve been pushing for this ever since.

 

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