|An artists impression of the bridge|
I think that it is good that the links between the West End and the Perth Road and the Waterfront are being improved. I did raise my concerns about the future of the Perth Road District shopping centre. I sought a reassurance that the creation of this footbridge would not have a detrimental impact on shops on the Perth Road. I was told by the Director of City Development that he did not anticipate that the bridge would be detrimental in any way to the Perth Road shops. I was glad to hear his professional opinion but I will be monitoring this once the bridge is in place.
I will be contacting the Director of City Development to ensure that there is two-way traffic over this bridge and that people who are visiting the Waterfront are encouraged to take a stroll up to the Perth Road and enjoy the many shops, cafés and other attractions of the West End.