Transport and streets news
Published on Wednesday 3 April 2013
A public consultation has now started on proposals aimed at transforming the heart of Edinburgh's City Centre.
Friday 1 February 2013
A six-week public consultation starts on Monday (4 February 2013) as part of the development of a new transport strategy for Edinburgh.
Friday 21 December 2012
Edinburgh's brand new Transport Forum had its first ever meeting yesterday [20 December 2012].
Friday 30 November 2012
A new initiative was launched today (Friday 30 November) to help Edinburgh residents protect their homes from flood damage.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
The following press release was issued by Lothian and Borders Police:
Thursday 15 November 2012
The City of Edinburgh Council and Lothian and Borders Police are advising the public who will be travelling through Haymarket on Saturday 17 November 2012 to plan ahead.
Thursday 15 November 2012
Cyclists in the Capital have given a warm welcome to a new 3km bike route since its recent completion.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Scotland's Capital should look to the Netherlands for inspiration in meeting its goal of boosting cycling rates.
Monday 12 November 2012
A unique community project to improve the appearance of streets in Leith starts today (Monday 12 November).
Friday 9 November 2012
The council is taking steps to ensure rugby fans have the best possible access to city bars, restaurants and shops when Scotland take on South Africa on Saturday.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Passengers in Edinburgh can now plan their journeys about the city better thanks to a major revamp of the Bustracker website.
Monday 29 October 2012
From today (Monday 29 October), resurfacing work will take place on North and South St David Street, lasting approximately three weeks.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
A new shared use route connecting the Shore in Leith with Portobello Promenade was officially launched today (Tuesday 23 October 2012).
Monday 10 September 2012
Five innovative City of Edinburgh Council projects are going for gold in prestigious UK public service awards.
Friday 7 September 2012
Improvements to how bus lanes are managed in the city are set to be introduced following a review of the first few months of camera enforcement.
Friday 7 September 2012
Initiatives to make Edinburgh a better city for ‘active travel’ will be considered by councillors next week, with an outline of how the council’s transport budget is to be spent on cycling.
Friday 24 August 2012
Russell Road, a key route to the South West of Edinburgh, reopened to traffic today (24 August), having been closed for 11 months to allow for the construction of a bridge for the Edinburgh Tram line.
Tuesday 7 August 2012
New traffic management plans were announced today (Tuesday, 7 August) following discussions with local residents and businesses affected by the city centre tram works.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Hundreds of children in Edinburgh’s west end are being asked to play it safe this summer and stay away from tram construction sites.
Friday 11 May 2012
The victory parade routes chosen by Edinburgh’s iconic football clubs have been granted permission by the City of Edinburgh Council ahead of the Scottish Cup Final on 19 May.
Monday 23 April 2012
DRIVERS in Edinburgh who are caught using bus lanes will risk being fined up to £60 from today (23 April).
Thursday 29 March 2012
This week sees the start of work on the Council’s Quality Bike Corridor scheme, which runs between the Mound and the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus.
Friday 9 March 2012
A project to help city residents get in the saddle could receive the green light next week as part of a bid to increase cycling in the capital.
Thursday 1 March 2012
The next phase of tram works is due to get underway in the city centre this weekend.
Monday 27 February 2012
An action plan to promote and protect the iconic status of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site will be launched this week.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Regular parking promotions and a series of special events were just some of the business-boosting initiatives discussed at a meeting with West End Traders last night.
Monday 13 February 2012
The next phase of tram works has been announced today.
Thursday 26 January 2012
The Mound is to re-open to taxis, buses, cycles and emergency vehicles on 3 March - four months ahead of schedule.
Thursday 15 December 2011
A major milestone in the Edinburgh Trams project has been reached today with an event to mark the official handover of the Gogar depot to the Council.
Edinburgh and Glasgow welcome fresh call from Scottish Government to bring high speed rail to Scotland
Wednesday 14 December 2011
The refreshed business case for High Speed Rail published today by the Scottish Government has been welcomed by the Leaders of the City of Edinburgh and Glasgow Council.
Thursday 15 September 2011
Work is to begin again on completing Edinburgh’s tram line.
Friday 9 September 2011
The diversions previously planned for the start of September are due to take place over the weekend of 17 and 18 September.
Friday 2 September 2011
At a special meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council today, Councillors decided to build the city’s tram line to St Andrew Square in the first instance.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Pupils from Tollcross Primary School have been helping to launch brand new road improvements to the junction at Fountainbridge and Gardener’s Crescent.
Tuesday 7 September 2010
In order for trams to run through Edinburgh 's streets unimpeded, a number of changes to traffic management are required.