Council seeking £1.86m for segregated cycleway on Broughty Ferry Esplanade

More than £2.3m could be spent on work in the coming months that will help the Dundee City area continue its push to address the continuing climate emergency.
Broughty Ferry councillor Kevin Cordell.Broughty Ferry councillor Kevin Cordell.
Broughty Ferry councillor Kevin Cordell.

As well as upgrading four prominent city buildings by installing solar panels, a contract to construct a new segregated cycleway and footway as part of the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth active travel project is to be considered.

The city development committee will be asked to agree a proposed works package of £1.86m for a new fully segregated two-way cycleway on Broughty Ferry Esplanade from Castle Lane to Bridge Street, along with footway widening, new crossing points and associated drainage improvements.

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Ferry Ward Councillor Kevin Cordell said: "In the face of the climate emergency it is not acceptable to just keep on doing the same things and expecting a different outcome.

“That is why this work, and more like it, is proposed to deliver the council’s Climate Action Plan in support of reduced greenhouse gas emissions and the implementation of clean and green energy and transport solutions."

“The committee is being asked to approve Tayside Contracts’ tender to deliver the segregated cycleway and footway as part of a major multi-million pound active travel corridor which aims to create a better, safer environment to walk, cycle and wheel and to encourage both locals and visitors to enjoy a healthier lifestyle through being more active.

"This project is a major step forward for active travel in the city and I am really excited to see it through to completion."

Work could start in August and is expected to be completed early next year.

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