A new shared foot and cycle path called Primary Lane was officially opened on Wednesday 25 January 2012 by Councillor Peter Argyle, Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee and Member of the Nestrans Board.
The path was named by pupils at Insch Primary School and starts on Old Mart Avenue and travels across a newly constructed bridge and through the boundaries of NHS grounds to Rannes Street.
The project was taken forward as part of the Health and Transport Action Plan, which sees Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils, NHS Grampian and Nestrans working together to deliver projects that promote active lifestyles and access to healthcare. The path was part funded by Aberdeenshire Council and Sustrans, a national charity group that promotes smarter, sustainable travel choices.
The path links the housing on the south side of the river to the centre of Insch and provides a shorter, quicker and safer route for children travelling to school and for residents to the facilities within Insch including the Health Centre.
A counter has been installed to record how well the new path is used.