20-minute neighbourhoods

Our vision

Our vision is to enable a net zero Edinburgh where everyone can live well locally.

We are working in partnership with local communities across the city to create healthier, greener and thriving neighbourhoods. These are places where everyone can meet most of their daily needs within a short walk, wheel or cycle from their home. Our aim is to create places where people’s daily needs can be met within a 20-minute round trip.

We need this level of ambition to achieve a significant shift away from longer journeys to reduce congestion, increase active travel and meet our net zero carbon target.

This approach has become a key focus area for governments, organisations and communities across the world.