Plaza areas, people-friendly spaces and a dedicated cycleway are among potential new features for Edinburgh’s George Street and New Town public realm design project.
Cycling and walking news
The public is being given the first opportunity to see the draft concept design for Edinburgh’s George Street and New Town public realm design project.
Secure, on-street bike parking is set to be introduced across the Capital, under recommendations approved today (Thursday).
Members of the public are being invited to have their say in a major new consultation about how people want the heart of Scotland's Capital to look, feel and function.
Calmer speed limits have been the norm across much of the Capital since March this year, when the citywide rollout of 20mph to residential roads, shopping streets and the city centre was completed.
A major public consultation planned to kick off next month will spark discussions all over the city about how people want the heart of Scotland's Capital to look, feel and function.
As stars of the Big Screen flock to the Capital for the 72nd Edinburgh Film Festival, a group of fledgling film-makers from local schools had their own red carpet moment.
Edinburgh's Transport and Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Macinnes, has announced plans to work toward regular, vehicle-free days in the capital’s city centre.
Views are being sought from the public as part of a project to improve key streets between the Meadows and George Street in Edinburgh.
All temporary on-street advertising structures, including advertising boards (also known as ‘A’ Boards), are to be banned from streets across the city.
It's an image which harks back to a bygone era when there was less traffic on our roads and parents felt safer letting their kids play outside.
Final designs for the road layout and kerb lines on Picardy Place have now been agreed by the Council following further discussions with cycling and pedestrian organisations and the local community.
Events aimed at encouraging more and more people to walk and cycle are to be held in each of the four Edinburgh localities for the first time this year as part of a calendar of active travel events.
New Advanced Stop Line (ASL) boxes for cycles have been installed at key locations under the second phase of a raft of safety improvements along Edinburgh's tram route.
A luminous procession of cycles took part in a celebratory three-mile glow in the dark bike ride around the heart of Edinburgh tonight to celebrate the Capital becoming Scotland's first 20mph city.
New traffic signals which give cyclists a head-start ahead of other traffic are being proposed under the latest plans for safety improvements along Edinburgh's tram route.
One of Scotland's leading placemaking and transport experts has been appointed to head up a major city centre transformation project for the Capital.
Up to 100 places are up for grabs on a celebratory glow in the dark bike ride through the heart of Edinburgh to celebrate the Capital becoming Scotland's first 20mph city.
A new bridge will be built over the A90 near Kirkliston thanks to allocation of additional Council funding.
The next stage of works to prepare Picardy Place for its redesigned layout are set to get under way this weekend.
A new landscaped public space would be created in Edinburgh’s east end under revised plans going before councillors.
Residents, businesses and other interested parties are being given the opportunity to influence a future design for George Street and the surrounding area.
Draft detailed designs for a section of the approved City Centre West to East Link were on public display on street in Roseburn today [Tuesday 5 December 2017].
Further improvements have been made to the proposed designs for Picardy Place ahead of a series of public engagement events.
Changes to the layout of Silverknowes Roundabout have been agreed to help make it safer and more user-friendly for those on two wheels, as well as pedestrians.
A new two-stage right turn junction to help keep cyclists safe is being introduced on one of the Capital's major thoroughfares - the first such junction of its kind in Scotland.
New red-surfaced cycle lanes are to be installed at a number of key points along the tram route in Edinburgh's city centre.
Two innovative City of Edinburgh Council active travel projects have been awarded millions of pounds in funding, it was announced today.
Air quality in the Capital is getting better, a new report to the Council's Transport and Environment Committee shows.
The Council has secured funding from Transport Scotland to explore the potential for an 'active travel hub' at Haymarket Station, a major transport interchange at the west end of the city centre.
Detailed designs are now set to be drawn up for an ambitious £5.5 million project to create a family-friendly west to east cycle route through the city centre following a public meeting today of the City of Edinburgh Council's Future Transport Working Group.
Representatives from Edinburgh and Midlothian today jointly celebrated the success of a £1.9m cross-boundary cycle and walking route ahead of National Cycle to Work Day 2016.
Members of the Council's Transport and Environment Committee today agreed to proceed with an ambitious project to create a family-friendly west to east cycle route through the city centre.
Residents are invited to help shape improvements to some of Edinburgh's dedicated routes for walking and cycling.
In response to public feedback, some changes are proposed for parts of a planned family-friendly cycleway between Roseburn and Leith Walk, ahead of a decision on the route by councillors in August.
A vision for the layout of Edinburgh’s George Street is set to be considered by councillors next week.
Signs and lines advertising the soon-to-be-effective new 20mph speed limit are being installed in parts of Edinburgh's city centre and rural west area from this month.
The City of Edinburgh Council is set to install hundreds of new cycle racks across the capital.
A second phase of Edinburgh’s School Streets initiative is to be launched early this year.
The Council is set to begin consultation on proposals for a major cycle route linking the east to the west of the city.
A new cycle route connecting the Meadows and the east of Edinburgh was officially opened today (Thursday, 8 October).
The public’s views are sought on a raft of measures aimed to help improve parking in Edinburgh.
George Street will return to its former layout this weekend with the addition of a new cycle lane, following a year-long trial to improve the area for pedestrians and cyclists.
Local cyclists joined Council officers to demonstrate an innovative cycle safety system being fitted to their refuse vehicles.
Some of Edinburgh’s youngest cyclists have been testing out the city’s newly improved cycleway between Roseburn and the Forth Road Bridge.
The first phase of a £1.25 million scheme to link the Innocent Path cycleway to the Union Canal towpath via the Meadows is scheduled to get under way from Monday 9 March 2015.
Vehicles heading south will be diverted away from Waverley Bridge from next week so that further work can begin on improving pedestrian access around Waverley Station.
A recruitment drive is now under way for members of two groups involved in developing active travel policy for Edinburgh.
Consultation is set to get under way in 11 school communities across Edinburgh over the coming months as part of a new pilot 'school streets' initiative.
A consultation is now live seeking people's views on new cycle route proposals connecting Marchmont with King's Buildings.
One of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfares has been transformed to create a welcoming atmosphere for pedestrians, cyclists and visitors.
Newly-installed secure bicycle parking will soon be open for use in parts of Edinburgh in a cycling first for Scotland.
The first phase of a project to improve George Street for pedestrians and cyclists will begin next week.
A group of City of Edinburgh Council lorry drivers have taken to the saddle as part of a scheme to help make them more aware of the dangers facing cyclists on the roads.