Walking projects

Major planned walking improvements

On foot by bike

Deanhaugh Street and Leslie Place Junction

There are plans to renew the traffic signals at this junction. This has provided the opportunity to make further changes that will benefit pedestrians, including

  • introducing a signalised crossing point at Leslie Place
  • renewing the carriageway surface
  • enhancing signalised crossing points on Deanhaugh Street and Haugh Street.

Calton Road

We will improve the well-used route between Leith Street and Waverley Railway Station. There are plans to

  • increase pavement widths
  • put a one-way traffic system in place
  • make extra pedestrian crossing points
  • improve street lighting
  • resurface the road and pavement. 

We will publish designs on the Consultation Hub in due course.

Arboretum Place

There will be improvements to the area outside the entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens, including a new area of public space between the Royal Botanic Garden and Inverleith Park which will feature

  • public seating
  • trees
  • cycle parking
  • street light improvements.

There will be new pedestrian crossing points. We will hold public consultation events throughout the year, where you can see initial designs. We will advertise these in due course.

Edinburgh Street Design Guidance

We created the Edinburgh Street Design Guidance, which sets out how our public spaces will be designed to create enjoyable places. Read about the Edinburgh Street Design Guidance.

Report an issue

Report pavement problems.

Active Travel Forum

We have an Active Travel Forum to enable this to ensure that the views of pedestrians are well-represented.

Encourage walking at work

Paths for All have resources to help you lead a walking group in your workplace or community group.

There are a range of resources to assist your organisation with travel planning at Travel Know How

The Active Travel Champions programme, run by Sustrans, assists organisations with travel planning and encouraging people to use sustainable transport for travel for work. Contact Sustrans to find out more.

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