More than 90% of people support more walking, cycling and public transport in Aberdeen city centre, according to a major council-backed study.
Aberdeen, and the wider north-east, have traditionally had a culture of high car ownership.
City council chiefs, however, want to reduce the number of vehicles in the city centre with the future pedestrianisation of Union Street among the options being considered.
A consultation took place between June 10 and July 26 this year on the authority’s long-term vision for transport in the city, with 118 people completing an accompanying survey.
The vast majority of respondents – 92.9% – agreed more space in the city centre should be devoted to people walking, cycling and using public transport.
Some 88.4% were in favour of reducing traffic capacity on certain streets to give greater priority to people walking and cycling and to “essential” vehicles.
The results will now be considered further as the council continues to develop specific initiatives.
The overall plan was first revealed in May, with radical solutions such as slashing speed limits, restricting Union Street to local drivers only and introducing new bus and bikes lanes included.
One of the aims of the council’s 25-year city centre masterplan is to increase pedestrianisation and improve of walking, bus and cycling infrastructure.