Accessible Arbroath – Have your say on a more accessible, active and greener Arbroath

Published on Tuesday 12 March 2019

How would you make Arbroath a more accessible, active town, with improved travel routes for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers...a town that provides a better environment for its community and visitors?

Your ideas and opinions count and we want you to share them with us.

We have an interactive social pinpoint site that has lots of information about the project.

Angus Council has entered Arbroath into a national funding competition – the Sustrans Community Links PLUS design competition - which, if successful, could see millions of pounds of Scottish Government funding invested on improvements in Arbroath. Sustrans is the Scottish Government’s national walking and cycling charity and fund projects across the country.

Sustrans Arbroath

Ambitions for a more accessible, active and greener Arbroath have gathered momentum in recent years through local engagement events and more recently the Arbroath Town Centre Design Charrette. Many local voices have been consistently calling for changes to the existing A92 dual carriageway through Arbroath town centre.

Those voices have been heard. The council has listened to those views and is exploring opportunities to create new links for all, between West Links in the south-west and Guthrie Port Roundabout in the north-east. Potential improvements could include:

  • The realignment of the existing dual carriageway through the town as a single carriageway
  • The creation of new, safe and attractive walking and cycling links
  • The creation of new green and quality public spaces where people can spend time in the area
  • Making the corridor and the town centre somewhere that is easy to reach, easy to use and easy to access for all and attracting more people into the town.

Arbroath Councillor Lois Speed said: “We now need your help to make sure Arbroath has the best chance to win against the other towns and cities entered in the competition. The Council now need you to get involved to share your thoughts and ideas.

“Please visit our interactive social pinpoint site where you can share your thoughts and ideas on what’s good, what’s bad and what could be improved in the area.”

We are also holding a public drop-in session on Monday 18 March, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Webster Memorial Theatre, 64 High Street, Arbroath, DD11 1AW. Feel free to drop in to find out more about the project and the competition and, importantly, to share your views.

Your views count. Feedback from the local community and key stakeholder groups will help determine what people want for the future of Arbroath, so please get involved. Your involvement gives us the greatest chance at winning and getting the best outcomes for Arbroath.