Cycling and walking projects

West Edinburgh Active Travel Network (WEATN)

This project is to transform cycling and walking access to and within one of Scotland's key business parks. Enabling people to experience the wider benefits of active travel. These include positive impacts on

  • road safety
  • public space
  • local economy
  • the environment
  • health and wellbeing.

This funding will help create a people-friendly place with high quality cycling and walking routes. This will be achieved through

  • urban design
  • community engagement
  • promotion of walking and cycling.

Direct links will connect South Gyle and Edinburgh Park to surrounding communities, to the north and south. The route would connect popular locations within a cycleable distance of 1.5km.

Destinations along the route would include Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot Watt campuses and the Gyle shopping centre and business park. Existing communities benefit from improved cycle and walking links, including

  • East Craigs
  • Broomhouse
  • Saughton
  • Sighthill
  • Wester Hailes.

This major overhaul would see the west of Edinburgh transformed into an area designed for people walking and cycling, and enjoying the outdoor space. These changes will bring Edinburgh closer to its vision  of being home to one of the greenest, healthiest and most accessible transport systems in northern Europe by 2030.

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