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£18m cycling and walking route opens in Dundee

Deniz Huseyin
22 May 2024
The Broughty Ferry and Monifieth route has a clear demarcation between the pavement and cycleway to ensure people can travel confidently and securely, says Sustrans
The Broughty Ferry and Monifieth route has a clear demarcation between the pavement and cycleway to ensure people can travel confidently and securely, says Sustrans
 

A new 2.5-mile long walking, wheeling and cycling path that links Broughty Ferry and Monifieth railway station along the River Tay in Dundee is now open. The project received nearly £18m in funding through Places for Everyone, an active travel infrastructure programme backed by Transport Scotland and managed by the charity Sustrans. Angus Council and Dundee City Council worked in partnership with Sustrans to develop the route.

The project, which runs on National Cycle Network Route 1, connects with the Broughty Ferry Flood Protection Scheme.

As well as the new bidirectional cycleway, the scheme includes additional seating, widened access barriers, improved lighting, new artworks and a 5-metre wide bridge, which replaces the previous narrow structure.

One of the key aims of the project was to ensure that local nature and wildlife would be preserved, said Sustrans.

“In order to do this, existing coastal dunes were protected within the project designs and extensive wildflower planting along the route has allowed biodiversity to continue to flourish.”

Cllr Steven Rome, Convener of Fair Work, Economic Growth & Infrastructure, Dundee City Council, said: “This transformational and pioneering project has opened up an impressive route for active travel between Broughty Ferry and Monifieth and will links with the route right the way through Dundee.

“This makes the area more attractive for visitors and locals alike and the public art programme is creating a real sense of place.”

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