Waterfront Place Active Travel hub

Published

1st June 2018

AN EVENT which brings together eateries and environmentalists to discuss what an active travel hub at Dundee Waterfront could look like is set to take place later this month.

The free event will share ideas and suggestions with café owners, cyclists, walkers and environmental groups about the best way to create and operate the new active travel hub.

It is intended that the hub will provide a prominent location to support the uptake of low carbon and active transport in Dundee and the wider area.

Facilities could include bike hire, cycle parking, bike maintenance, electric vehicle (EV) charge points, an EV car club, community outreach and cafe.

Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, who is one of the speakers at the event said: “No one has a monopoly on good ideas and I am really pleased that we can bring together some dedicated and committed business people, volunteers and participants to talk about how best to deliver this important part of the waterfront development."

Cllr Kevin Cordell who speaks for the council on cycling added; “Cycling infrastructure is not just about decent routes or well surfaced tracks, it’s also about being able to meet fellow cyclists and when needed know there is somewhere to get your bike repaired, or simply to have a cold drink and a rest!

“The active travel hub is intended to provide that and a whole load more.”

Planned for the new Waterfront Place next to the V&A Dundee and with views across the Tay it is intended that the hub will attract active and low carbon visitors from near and far.

For the chance to hear more about the project, and find out how your organisation could get involved, register to attend the June 28 event at Shore Terrace on EventBrite searching for “Waterfront ATH” or by visiting the event on the DACC website

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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