Project information

  1. City centre west to east cycle link and street improvements project (selected)
  2. Rejuvenating Roseburn – delivering the Roseburn Action Plan

City centre west to east cycle link and street improvements project

We are developing a new cycle route linking the Roseburn path to Leith Walk via the city centre. This route will form part of National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 1, and will be a key part of Edinburgh's Quiet Routes network.

The aim is to provide a cycle route which is designed for less confident cyclists and those who may be concerned about cycling in busy traffic. The route will be mostly segregated from traffic and will link planned cycle facilities on Leith Walk with the off-road path network at Roseburn. There will also be links to:

  • Haymarket Station
  • Rutland Square
  • Lothian Road.
New proposed cycle route on Melville Street/Queensferry Street.

New proposed cycle route on Melville Street / Queensferry Street.

The route itself will run along key streets including

  • Roseburn Terrace
  • West Coates
  • Melville Street
  • Charlotte Square
  • York Place.

You can download the route map and other information relating to the project below.

The planned improvements include

  • new cycle routes with protected cycle tracks on main roads
  • cyclist and pedestrian priority at key junctions
  • significant improvements to the on street environment, with dedicated public realm projects at Roseburn, Haymarket, Melville Crescent and Randolph Place
  • additional cycle parking
  • new and improved pedestrian crossings
  • improved pavement surfaces
  • resurfacing of key setted streets
  • additional short stay parking in Roseburn.

The preliminary design for the route was approved in December 2016.  The scheme proposals will now be further developed to detailed design during 2017-18, this will include an additional period of statutory consultation.

Download city centre west to east link final preliminary design (PDFs)


We undertook a public consultation on the overall project proposals between 16 November 2015 and 1 February 2016. You can download the consultation report below which details the results of this process.

In addition, during detailed design development we have held dedicated consultations with the local community and key stakeholders to develop proposals for public realm improvements in Roseburn, Melville Crescent and Randolph Place.

Find out more about our work with Murrayfield Community Council in Roseburn.

Download the consultation report for Melville Crescent (PDF - 9.29 MB)

Download the consultation report for Randolph Place (PDF - 5.74 MB)

TRO and RSO Statutory Consultation

Before the Council can make changes to parking and loading restrictions as well as one-way designations, or road closures we must provide an opportunity for people to comment. This is a Traffic Regulation Order, or TRO. 

We also must provide an opportunity for people to comment before we can change the layout of pavements, roads and cycle paths. This a Redetermination Order, or RSO.

From Friday 20 April the TRO and RSO designs are be available to view on the Traffic Orders page of our website.

The designs will be available to the public for a four week period ending on Friday 18 May. During this time you can submit your comments, objections or letters of support on the proposals by emailing

When submitting comments please be sure to include

  • the Order Number - TRO - 17/91 or RSO 18/05
  • your full name and address

In addition, members of the public will be able to view the design proposals and ask questions about the project at one of our two public drop-in sessions

  • Roseburn, Tuesday 17 April, 1pm to 7pm at 6 Murrayfield Place - formerly Bloemen Ecke
  • Haymarket, Thursday 19 April, 1pm to 7pm at the Apex Haymarket Hotel, Athens Suite, Haymarket Terrace.

Project timeline

The project is currently at Stage 3 of the development cycle, as detailed below:

Stage 1 - Initial feasibility study (early 2014) - complete

Stage 2 - Route development (2014-2016) - complete

Stage 3 - Detailed design (2017-18)

  • detailed scheme design for preferred route - ongoing
  • statutory procedures (Traffic Regulation Order + Redetermination Order)
  • tender preparation and procurement

Stage 4 - Construction (2018-20)

Mailing list

If you'd like to join our dedicated project mailing list to receive regular updates regarding the project's progress and ways to be involved, please get in touch with Rurigdh McMeddes, Stakeholder Liaison Officer for the project. Rurigdh's contact details are below.

Download city centre west to east cycle link and street improvement project information (PDFs)

Download city centre west to east link artist impressions (PDFs)

Download city centre west to east link project updates (PDFs)

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