Have your say on planned improvements to QuietRoutes for cycling and walking

Residents are invited to help shape improvements to some of Edinburgh's dedicated routes for walking and cycling. 

Kids cycling

QuietRoutes are Edinburgh's local walking and cycling routes, which are perfect for trips out exploring the city. The routes have been designed for users of all abilities and are a great way to travel around the city avoiding the busy main roads.  

The new consultations, which run until 4 September, seek feedback on proposed alterations to parts of QuietRoute 20 (Craigleith, Leith and Restalrig) and QuietRoute 61 (The Rosslyn Chapel Way). 

These alterations could include cycle and pedestrian crossings (eg on Gilmerton Road), protected cycleways (eg on a short section of Easter Road between Brunswick Road and Bothwell Street)  and cycle and pedestrian 'shared use' pavements (on eg Hay Avenue).   

Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds said: "We're committed to making it as easy as possible to travel by bike or on foot in the city and we want residents to help us improve our network of QuietRoutes through this consultation exercise. 

"The Council needs to understand and consider all the needs and views put forward regarding the re-design of the streets.  We'll use the comments and feedback to develop optimum designs that improve the routes for walking and cycling."

Details of the consultations (Cycling and Walking improvements on McDonald Road and Cycling and Walking improvements between Niddrie, Moredun and Gilmerton) are available on the Council's Consultation Hub. The consultations close on Sunday 4 September 2016. 

Further consultations about proposed improvements to other QuietRoutes in the city will be carried out in the next few months.  

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