Work on disabled bays moves on to Mastrick

A £50,000 project to re-align disabled parking bays in Aberdeen has moved into Mastrick this week.

More than 1,000 bays are being altered in the city to bring them into line with new Scottish Government legislation. Contractor Mark-On is carrying out the first phase of the work, which is expected to take about three months to complete.

The contractors expect to be carrying out work for about a week-and-a-half in the Mastrick area, which has the highest number of disabled bays outside the city centre.

The new on-street disabled bays will no longer be dedicated to a particular person or household but will be available to all blue badge holders. They will be longer than the existing bays to improve wheelchair access.

Disabled drivers and households with a disabled member are being asked to move their vehicles to make way for the re-aligning work, which is weather-dependent, as it is not possible to re-align a bay around a vehicle.

The work cannot be carried out if vehicles are parked too close to the bays and so no-waiting cones are being placed around the bays in the evenings before work is due to be carried out. Motorists are asked to pay heed to the cones and not move them.

Some existing bays are no longer needed and may be removed but some will be left in areas where there are a number of elderly, infirm or disabled residents and blue badge holders.

Anyone who is aware of a bay which is no longer needed can contact Aberdeen city Council engineer Louise Trayner on (01224) 538065 or email so that a decision can be taken on whether or not to remove it.