How to make cycling and walking easier in Peterhead

Peterhead North has been selected as one of just nine areas in Scotland to be involved in an exciting new project looking at how to make walking, cycling and wheeling easier and safer in and around the town.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 7:15 am
The project aims to look at ways of making cycling and walking safer and easier for the public.

As well as looking at walking, cycling and wheeling, the Paths for All funded project – called Sustaining Choices – will also discuss ways to improve conditions for those who use public transport.   

Jon Barron of NESTRANS, Mark Chapman of Buchan Dirlers Cycling Club and Leona Findlay of Buchan Development Partnership are the facilitators for the Peterhead North project along with Eleanor Morris, Aberdeenshire Council’s Area Project Officer.

Since December the Peterhead North team has been working with Planning Aid Scotland (PAS), which is overseeing all the projects across the country, and on Thursday, March 18, they will start engaging with communities in Peterhead North through an online session. More sessions will follow later in the spring.

One of the aims is to make it easier for people walking in the area.

It is hoped that the engagement sessions will allow the team to build an increased evidence base to better inform local decision making and planning. The Peterhead North team will then help feed back the results to PAS to finalise the sustainable transport action plan.

Jon said: “The purpose of the engagement sessions is to talk to the wider Peterhead community to capture their thoughts on walking, cycling, wheeling and using public transport in and around the town. 

"We also want to hear people’s ideas on how Peterhead could be improved to make these activities a viable choice for everyone, as you travel in and around Peterhead. 

“As facilitators of this project, we are responsible for reaching out to the Peterhead community, encouraging groups to engage with this project, and collating all responses to enable PAS to create an action plan for Peterhead North that could be used to shape future decisions and support community projects.”

The first engagement session will take place on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.

To book a place on the online community engagement session visit Eventbrite or, should you have any queries, contact Jon Barron at [email protected]