Cycling and walking projects

Meadows to George Street - Streets for People

Meadows and George Street Active Travel logo

The Meadows to George Street project aims to transform the quality of walking, cycling, accessibility for all and public spaces on some of Edinburgh's busiest streets:

  • Hanover Street
  • the Mound
  • Bank Street
  • George IV Bridge
  • Forrest Road
  • Bristo Place
  • Teviot Place

These streets, which link the Meadows to George Street, play an important role in the lives of the many who use them for work, leisure and for everyday journeys.

The project will build upon the Council's Active Travel Action plan, the emerging City Centre Transformation Project and integrates with the George Street and First New Town project at Hanover Street. Meadows to George Street is one of the winners of Sustrans Scotland's 2017 Community Links PLUS design competition funded by the Scottish Government.

The first stage of the project runs from June 2018 until 21 September 2018. During this stage we would like to hear your views about using these streets.

Have your say

Our first stage of public engagement ran during June and July 2018 and included

  • online Placecheck tool asking people what they like, don't like or would like improved along the route which attracted nearly 300 comments
  • on-street events, Clean Air Day, on 21 July and 21 August which saw us speaking to nearly 100 people and sharing information with hundreds more
  • a snapshot visitor survey on Hanover Street, The Mound and George IV Bridge, speaking to nearly 50 visitors to the city.

The next phase of stakeholder engagement takes place in September 2018 and includes

Monday 10 September

  • a stakeholder organisation workshop 
  • an on-route business and organisation drop in session.

Thursday 13 August

  •  a community representative drop- in session.

If you are an organisation with a policy or practical interest in this project, a business operating on the route, or a representative of a community organisation and would like to come along to one of the events please get in touch via the email below.

Next steps

We will use people's feedback about their experiences of current street conditions to start developing concept ideas for making improvements.

Throughout the project, you can share your feedback via the freepost address provided below. You can also sign up for project updates. We'll keep you informed of progress, and events where you can speak to the delivery team and offer your views.

In Autumn 2018, we will share these concepts through further consultation.


We are delivering this Community Links PLUS project in partnership with Sustrans Scotland and design consultants AECOM. Any information shared with us will be used to inform the development of this project. At the end of the project all records will be permanently removed. If you wish to be removed from the subscription list or have any of your details removed or amended, then please contact the Council's project manager via the contact details below.

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