I made a few signs about the event coming up in Aberdeen on Saturday, 3rd February, asking for a bike path for Union St. I put one of the signs in Foodstory on the weekend and they took a photo of it and posted it to Facebook! Foodstory are the best. Please go there!
I’m not sure how many people will be at Saturday’s event. If you live in Aberdeen and want to join us then please let us know via the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/188593068562333/
It’s such a no-brainer to me to have a bike path on this busy, polluted, congested, central city street which goes right through the middle of town. There is no parking on Union St at all so all the cars on it are using it as a through-road to somewhere else. They’re not stopping at the shops – which have been in decline for a number of years now – because they can’t park there. Instead they’re creating an eyesore – unless you think traffic is beautiful – generating toxic fumes, and making the street hazardous for other road users.
A protected bike path will open up the street to more foot traffic and help rejuvenate the city centre and the businesses that depend on people, not cars. Protected bike paths also allow young children, the elderly, and people with disabilities to get around independently.