Residents on the route of the forthcoming £300m Aberdeen bypass have raised safety fears.
The bypass route has caused major controversy
People in Peterculter have claimed the controversial road will make their area's streets dangerous to walk on.
It follows estimates showing an increase of a 1,000 vehicles per day travelling through the area.
Transport Scotland insisted safety was its priority and said the new route would actually bring down the number of motoring accidents.
A spokesman for Transport Scotland said the bypass would cut accidents because "it is an inherently safer design" than the existing infrastructure.
Their estimates show there should be 48 fewer accident per year by 2011 and 53 less by 2023.