Parking rules in Edinburgh
Only buses, taxis or bicycles can use Greenway lanes during the restricted hours. Most routes operate from 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 6.30pm on Saturdays. Some only operate at peak times but always check signs for the times. You may be interested to know about Bus Lane Camera Enforcement in Edinburgh.
- A8 Glasgow Road - Maybury to Princes Street.
- A900 Leith Walk - Leith to Princes Street.
- A702 Lothian Road - Leven Street to Princes Street.
- A70 Slateford Road - Inglis Green Road to Haymarket.
- A71 Calder Road - City Bypass to Ardmillan.
Parking and Loading on Greenways
There are about 1500 spaces on the Greenways where you can park or load:
- You can load in bays marked with a "loading" legend.
- You may park in red bays outwith peak hours, these are 7.30am to 9.30am and 4.00pm to 6.30pm.
- You can park in white bays all day, but some have a time limit.
- You can park in some loading bays on Saturday afternoons.
Remember to always check signs for the times when you are allowed to park and if there are maximum stay periods.
The purpose of Greenways
Greenways allow buses to travel quicker on main roads into and out of the city centre. Improving public transport also helps to ensure:
- A more reliable bus service that encourages motorists to go by bus.
- This in turn reduces congestion and pollution from standing or slow moving traffic.
- Provides safer routes for cyclists.
- Improves road safety by preventing motorists from pulling out from behind buses.
Exceptions to the regulations
Some vehicles can stop on the Greenways:
- Emergency vehicles.
- Security vehicles.
- Public service utility vehicles.
- Removal vans.
Furthermore, taxis and vehicles displaying a blue badge may pick up and drop off passengers on single red lines. You may also cross Greenways to turn into side streets, driveways, car parks or a parking place.
Road Occupation Permits
Find out more about Road Occupation Permits and how to apply, if you need to carry out work in a Greenway.