by Ian Yuill on 13 June, 2020
I have been contacted by people who are very annoyed that the council is closing roads and making other traffic management changes in the city centre without having consulted residents, businesses and others affected.
These temporary road closures and other changes in the city centre are being made to create more space for people so they can pass each other on foot, queue for buses and queue to get into shops whilst staying two metres apart. Further changes are planned for the city centre and for neighbourhood shopping areas such as Culter, Torry and Rosemount. You can read more about these changes here.
When I was first told about these planned changes by senior council staff I urged them to seek the views of residents and affected businesses. When they said “no” I made it clear I thought that was wrong.
People have told me they understand the need for temporary changes to be made in the city centre but are angry and annoyed that the council did not consult those who would be affected by the plans.
My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I would like to hear your views and comments on these plans. I would be very grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to answer a few questions.8 Comments