A series of changes will be implemented in Edinburgh's Old Town this summer to ensure safety and accessibility during the busy Festival period.
Roads and pavements news
A major resurfacing project is under way on one of Edinburgh’s key thoroughfares.
A major consultation on proposals to transform Edinburgh’s city centre has revealed an appetite for radical change.
The weather may have taken a mild turn, but the City of Edinburgh Council is gearing up for whatever the winter has to throw at the Capital over the coming months.
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.
A citywide ban on all temporary on-street advertising structures, such as advertising boards (known as ‘A’ boards), will come into force next Monday (5 November).
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.
A series of workshops with residents, traders, active travel organisations and community representatives is under way to refine proposals for taking trams to Newhaven.
Views are being sought from the public as part of a project to improve key streets between the Meadows and George Street in Edinburgh.
An arresting new video starring Edinburgh primary school children highlights the importance of sticking to the speed limit.
All temporary on-street advertising structures, including advertising boards (also known as ‘A’ Boards), are to be banned from streets across the city.
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.
A major £1.5 million resurfacing project will be carried out on one of Edinburgh's main arterial routes this spring.
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.
One of Scotland's leading placemaking and transport experts has been appointed to head up a major city centre transformation project for the Capital.
Edinburgh’s historic North Bridge is set to undergo a major programme of refurbishment, subject to committee approval.
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.
New energy efficient street lights which will save the city millions, increase public safety and lead to fewer lighting faults are a step closer to being rolled out across the Capital.
Budding Sofia Coppolas and Steven Spielbergs will have the chance to hone their film-making skills while promoting road safety thanks to a new competition for Edinburgh primary schools.
Motorists using the A90 are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys this weekend while Burnshot Bridge is being demolished.
Further improvements have been made to the proposed designs for Picardy Place ahead of a series of public engagement events.
The public are being invited to view and comment on proposals for the future layout of Picardy Place and the surrounding area.
As the clocks are wound back and Guy Fawkes Night approaches, winter is well on its way, and Edinburgh is fully prepared for the colder months ahead.
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.
New red-surfaced cycle lanes are to be installed at a number of key points along the tram route in Edinburgh's city centre.
A footbridge across Leith Street is set to be removed this weekend as part of works to facilitate the delivery of the Edinburgh St James development.
A plan to improve the way the Council carries out road repairs is set to go before councillors later this week.
Primary school children have been creating vibrant 20mph-themed artwork in support of the ongoing rollout of slower speeds to residential, shopping and city centre streets across Edinburgh.
Applications are invited for an Edinburgh Playing Out pilot project which would see residents in eligible streets organise temporary road closures for children's play events.
Mascots from Hibs and Hearts joined 20mph champion The Reducer and officers from Police Scotland on the track at Meadowbank Sports Centre today to mark the kick-off of Phase 2 of 20mph in Edinburgh.
Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds was today joined by utility companies in signing a public pledge for responsible management, coordination and communication of roadworks in Edinburgh.
The Capital's rollout of 20mph speed limits for residential and shopping streets continues, with new signs and lines starting to be installed for Phase 2 from December.
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.
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.
A new initiative by the City of Edinburgh Council is set to tackle the capital’s worst potholes and road defects resulting from winter weather.
Edinburgh is close to becoming Scotland’s first 20mph city after Councillors approved plans to begin rolling out the speed limit.
The City of Edinburgh Council is taking action to ensure the capital keeps moving during the closure of the Forth Road Bridge.
Colinton Primary School pupils have celebrated the launch of the School Streets initiative in Edinburgh.
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.
Edinburgh’s High School Yards steps have been reopened to the public after 12 years of closure and are now the focus of an installation by Edinburgh artist Callum Innes.
Leith’s Kirkgate is to be transformed as part of a plan to improve the area for the public.
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.
Utility company Scottish Water has pledged to commit extra resources to helping improve the condition of Edinburgh’s roads and streets.
The next phase of the Leith Programme is due to get under way on Monday 16 February 2015, focusing on upgrading the junction at the Foot of the Walk.
Edinburgh's bid to become the first 20mph city in Scotland moved a step closer today when councillors approved a map of 20mph, 30mph and 40mph limits for the city.
A large swathe of roads in the Capital could change to 20mph from late 2015 if plans are approved this month, making Edinburgh the first 20mph city in Scotland.
A public consultation is now live as part of a new pilot school streets initiative for the Capital.
With wild and wintry conditions heading our way, Edinburgh's residents are urged to heed advice on how to keep themselves, their properties and their vulnerable neighbours safe in bad weather.
Rugby fans heading to watch Scotland in the viagogo Autumn Tests 2014 this weekend are being advised to take note of traffic and travel information.
Winter is coming - and the City of Edinburgh Council is getting ready for it.
A consultation is now live seeking people's views on new cycle route proposals connecting Marchmont with King's Buildings.
The Council will address a national cycling conference later this year as other organisations look to follow Edinburgh's lead in a pioneering cycle training scheme for lorry drivers.
Road resurfacing works will get under way at the foot of Dundas Street from Monday 15 September, scheduled to last three weeks.
A march organised by the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland will take place in the centre of Edinburgh on Saturday 13 September 2014, requiring a number of road closures.
The second phase of work to improve access for pedestrians around Waverley Station will get under way on Waverley Bridge on Monday 8 September, scheduled for completion in December.
A consultation is now live to help draw up plans for new 20mph speed limits across the Capital.
Motorbikes could soon be allowed to join buses, bicycles and black cabs on Edinburgh's bus lanes if a report to councillors gets approval this week.
Drivers heading for the West End from the south of the City and Lothian Road could soon find their journey simplified if the City of Edinburgh Council approves changes to current traffic arrangements.
Work to improve access for pedestrians around Waverley Station will get underway on Monday 26 May 2014 with the first phase of the project taking place on Market Street.
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.
The initial phase of a project to spruce up Coates and Atholl Crescents in Edinburgh's West End will start next week.