6th June 2018
New Active Travel Hub planned for Dundee Waterfront Place
Urban Foresight awarded contract to help Dundee City Council recruit a tenant for the proposed Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub (ATH).
Urban Foresight has been commissioned to help Dundee City Council (DCC) recruit a tenant for the planned Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub (ATH). This comes after Urban Foresight commissioned to undertake feasibility studies for the development of a low carbon and active transport hub in the waterfront area in 2016. The study then went towards supporting a bid, penned by Urban Foresight, to Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport (LCTT) Programme, which also proved successful. Urban Foresight will now be involved in helping Dundee City Council realise its vision for a new hub to promote the uptake of active and low carbon transport in the city and the wider area.
The new hub will be situated adjacent to the waterfront’s main attraction, the V&A, as well as overlooking the River Tay. The hub will provide a prominent location within the city to support the uptake of low carbon transport within Dundee and the broader region.
Waterfront Place ATH will provide a variety of facilities and functions which will include:
- A café
- Low carbon and active travel information
- Low carbon and active travel education and training sessions
- Community outreach work
- Bike hire
- Bike maintenance
- Cycling parking
- E-bike charging
- EV charging points
- Electric car club vehicle
Dundee City Council and Urban Foresight will together host an event at the Council’s Leisure & Culture Dundee Headquarters on the 28th June to give an outline of the ambitions and vision for the ATH. This event will be an opportunity to meet the team at DCC and at Urban Foresight, and to find out more about how organisations could get involved. The event is free to attend and tickets can be booked here.