Help improve walking and cycling routes across the Capital

The public are being invited to help shape improvements to some of Edinburgh's dedicated family-friendly routes for walking and cycling.

 QuietRoutes are Edinburgh's local walking and cycling routes, which are perfect for trips out exploring the city and getting to where you work or study. 

The routes have been designed for users of all abilities and are a great way to travel around the city avoiding the busy main roads. 

A series of new consultations on changes to QuietRoutes are going live on the Council's Consultation Hub this month.

The first two, which are open until 18 November, seek feedback on proposed alterations to parts of QuietRoute 20 at Easter Road and Carrington RoadTransport Convener Cllr Lesley Hinds at the Gilmerton to Roslin QuietRoute with bike

Further consultations running from 17 October to 25 November invite views on changes suggested for parts of the North Edinburgh Path Network and QuietRoutes covering Bankhead Drive and Bankhead Avenue, South Gyle Access and Roseburn Park.

Proposed amendments could include cycle and pedestrian crossings, segregated and 'shared use' cycle and walking pavements and paths. 

Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds said: "With more than half of our households owning a bike and one in five people (20%) travelling to work on foot, it's clear that walking and cycling are becoming more and more popular in the Capital. The easier we can make it for people to opt for active travel, the better it is for everyone - fewer car journeys means better air quality, reduced congestion and improved health and wellbeing for our residents.

"Our QuietRoutes network continues to go from strength to strength - have your say in the consultations this autumn and help us make it better still!"

Details of the consultations will be available on the Council's Consultation Hub. #onfootbybike 


*Scottish Household Survey 2015 and Edinburgh Bike Life report. 


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