Michael Melton from Sustrans Scotland has been in touch to tell us about the Places for Everyone programme. Here is what he had to say:

As you may be aware, many local authorities throughout Scotland are installing temporary measures in their towns and cities. These measures are to protect public health by enabling physical distancing when people walk, cycle and wheel for essential journeys and exercise, whilst avoiding unnecessary car journeys, during Covid-19.

Aberdeen City Council have been awarded funding from the Spaces for People programme, funded by Transport Scotland and administered by Sustrans Scotland.

A website has been set up with an interactive map where people can comment on a location they would like to see a temporary measure installed to ensure physical distancing is possible for the people of Aberdeen. You can also agree with others comments.

To ensure we engage with a wide variety of people in Aberdeen we are asking you to share the link to the website with your community on your social media pages or other communication channels.

The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks in advance for your help promoting this programme and engaging your community in making their neighbourhood safer for physical distancing during Covid- 19.

Michael is, Infrastructure Coordinator | Places for Everyone | Sustrans Scotland and this is the email address used to contact us.