Review of Broad Street Partial Pedestrianisation Including Safety Review - PLA/19/088
- Meeting of Operational Delivery Committee, Thursday, 16th May, 2019 2.00 pm (Item 7.)
- View the background to item 7.
With reference to article 13 of the minute of Council of 5 March 2018, the Committee had before it a report by the Chief Officer – Capital, which summarised the outcomes of a review of the Broad Street project on the operations, setting and safety of the scheme following six months of full implementation. It also provided details on surveys carried out by Sustrans and engagement with relevant stakeholders which included the Disability Equity Partnership, Bus Companies and the public.
The report recommended:-
that the Committee instructs the Chief Officer – Capital to proceed to design and install a fully traffic signalised junction at the Upperkirkgate/Gallowgate junction, with the design to be discussed and agreed with key stakeholders and funders.
The Convener seconded by the Vice Convener Councillor Bell, moved:-
that the Committee approve the recommendation as contained within the report.
Councillor Delaney moved as an amendment, seconded by Councillor Jackie Dunbar:-
that the Committee –
(a) Notes the decision of Council of 5 March 2018 to permit buses, cyclists and pedestrians to use the “shared surface” proposed for Broad Street;
(b) Notes with concern the issues which continue to be raised by people with visual, hearing and mobility loss regarding the safe use of the “shared surface” on Broad Street;
(c) Notes the Sustrans policy statement of June 2018 in which they state “Governments needs to draw up a clear set of principles and standards to promote space that prioritises people and ensures the safety of all users, including people with sensory or physical impairments” and that “the first priority of design should be creating accessible and inclusive environments and must be consistent with the Equality Act (2010)”;
(d) Further notes the reference within the Sustrans policy statement to heavily trafficked areas which should include “improved crossings for all users to ensure that the movement of people is given the highest priority”;
(e) Notes the view of the Council’s Disability Equity Partnership that Broad Street should be fully pedestrianised;
(f) Agrees that Broad Street should be closed to all vehicular traffic between its junctions with Upperkirkgate and Queen Street and instructs the Chief Officer – Operations and Protective Services to seek agreement from Sustrans to progress this change and, subject to agreement, commence the Traffic Regulation Order for this measure as a matter of priority with costs to be met from the Road Safety & Traffic Management Budget, and to report to the appropriate committee in this regard;
(g) Instructs the Chief Officer - Capital, to proceed to design and install a fully traffic signalised junction at the Upperkirkgate/Gallowgate junction. The design is to be discussed and agreed with key stakeholders and funders; and
(h) Instructs the Chief Officer – Operations and Protective Services to identify a safe segregated cycling route as well as accessibility routes into Marischal College, following consultation with key stakeholder and funders.
On a division, there voted:- for the motion (7) - the Convener and Councillors Bell, Grant, Graham, Lumsden, Macdonald and Jennifer Stewart, the Depute Provost; for the amendment (6) – Councillors Cormie, Delaney, Jackie Dunbar, Henrickson, McLellan and Townson.
The Committee resolved:-
to adopt the motion and therefore approve the recommendation contained within the report.
- Late Docquet - Broad Street, item 7. PDF 93 KB
- Broad Street report, item 7. PDF 145 KB
- Broad Street Appendix A- Bus Lane Cameras, item 7. PDF 18 KB
- Broad Street Appendix B- Speed Analysis, item 7. PDF 60 KB
- Broad Street Appendix C- Public Survey Summary, item 7. PDF 196 KB
- Broad Street Appendix F- Pedestrian in Road Sign, item 7. PDF 43 KB
- 10 8 Appendix D - Sustrans review_CL Project_Broad St Aberdeen 2019 Apr_final V1.1, item 7. PDF 498 KB
- 10 8 Appendix E- Sustrans ME report V1.1 FINAL, item 7. PDF 679 KB