The parking limitations imposed by ACC need to be reviewed in the case of the stadium. 1,333 is simply not enough and a more realistic figure should be agreed, and ACC should provide a dispensation to provide additional parking for say 2,700 cars. This could be provided on two storeys. The club work on each car having an average of 3.5 people. That accounts for 9,450 fans. Approx 47% of capacity.
In its current location the stadium has an almost infinate number of options for people finding parking spaces. This is not the case for the proposed site. It is all very good having policies to encourage people out of cars and into buses, but the reality is that if a car cannot be parked on site it will be dumped somewhere in the local community. It will not disappear into thin air.
There are plans to utilise any spare capacity in various Park and Ride car parks across the city. If this is the case then shuttle buses need to be provided and the sites need to be connected electronically to indicate where spaces are available. The cost of this needs to be bourne by the club and not ACC. It is the cost of doing business and will also include litter picking after the fans have gone.
Transport and parking are obvious concerns.
Mid week games will probably have the biggest impact as the traffic going to the stadium will be in addition to the existing peak time traffic. Build up of traffic will start around 17:30 for corporate guests and from 18:00 to 18:30 for normal supporters. If AFC cannot show that traffic will be 'no worse' than normal then they will have to mitigate the increase in traffic.
On match day, traffic will be stacked on the A944 and will enter the stadium grounds in waves. The queue of vehicles will reduce the carriageway to one lane and there may be a need to have a dedicated stacking lane. If the waves are too long then there will be a major impact on non match traffic. Timing of lights should ensure that local traffic only gets held up at one set of lights.
For the convenience of local traffic when there is no match, it is important that any traffic lights are part time and switched off when they are not required.
The Proposed Kingsford Stadium Consultation Materials are available on the AFC website and have been kindly provided by Aberdeen Football Club.
It is important for as many people as possible to make comment on the proposals and for important points to be made by as many people as possible so that they are reinforced and will be more difficult for AFC to ignore.
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