AWPR decision welcomed by Nestrans

Stuart Smith 2012, News

Peter Argyle, chair of Nestrans, welcomed the supreme court’s decision to reject the appeal by Roadsense on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route,  he said

“This is a defining moment for north-east transport infrastructure in that today’s announcement will finally allow progress to be made on providing a fit-for-purpose route for business, residents and visitors alike.

“Much more than a road, the AWPR is absolutely central to our vision of a modern-day network for the region and is the enabler to unlock a raft of significant projects across all transport modes. It paves the way for new park and ride sites, links rail freight transfer sites, allows for a much-enhanced transport system around the airport and gives guaranteed journey times for journeys from the north to the south of the city.

“It also allows for new bus priority and cycling measures in the city, supports plans for additional capacity over the Don and city-centre pedestrian priority in the long term, and helps improve city centre air quality.

“In effect it’s not just about better, faster and more efficient road journeys, it is the single most important element in our ambition of creating the multi-modal network the region needs and deserves.”