Waterfront Hub Plan
25th May 2018

Introducing Dundee Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub

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With a global reputation as a centre for design and innovation, Dundee is adding to its credentials as a centre of innovation and sustainability with a new Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub & Café overlooking the River Tay and adjacent to the V&A as part of the £1billion transformation of Dundee City Waterfront.

The ‘Introducing Dundee Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub’ event was an opportunity for local people and businesses to meet the teams at Dundee City Council and Dundee City Council and find out more about the vision for the upcoming active travel hub and how they could get involved with the development and running of the exciting Active Travel Hub & Café within Dundee’s Waterfront Place civic space.

In autumn 2018 Dundee City Council will be seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced organisation to operate an Active Travel Hub. The organisation will be responsible for the operation of a Café on the site and for providing services relating to the storage and hire of cycles and associated maintenance equipment. Plus, the promotion and uptake of low carbon transport options across Dundee and the broader region.

The Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub will provide a variety of facilities and functions which will include:

  • A Café with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Bike hire and maintenance
  • Cycling parking with E-bike charging
  • Low carbon and active travel education and training sessions
  • Community outreach work
  • Also, on the site will be EV charging points and an electric car club vehicle

The vision for the Waterfront is:

“To transform the City of Dundee into a world-leading waterfront destination for visitors and businesses through the enhancement of its physical, economic and cultural assets.”

Watch speaker presentations from the event for more information

Councillor Lynne Short: Dundee City Council

Convener of Dundee City Council’s City Development Committee, Councillor Lynne Short, opened the event, giving an overview of the development of the city of Dundee over the years and its ambitions concerning sustainable transport.

Katherine Brough: Cycling Scotland

Katherine Brough of Cycling Scotland gives an outline of Scotland’s ambitions for Active Travel including policies and funding available.

John Berry: Dundee City Council

John Berry, Team Leader for Sustainable Transport, spoke on the vision and expectations for the Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub & Cafe, and how the space will relate to the city and wider region.

Ben Palmer: Open Environments

Ben Palmer of Open Environments the architects behind the proposed hub gives an overview of the design of the Waterfront Place civic space including buildings and outdoor spaces.

Alastair Kay: Dundee City Council

Alastair Kay, from Dundee City Council’s City Development Department, gives a brief overview of some of the next steps and some of the council’s expectations of a future tenant.