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 a network of 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 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.