About the City Mobility Plan 2021-2030

The City Mobility Plan 2021-2030 replaces Edinburgh’s Local Transport Strategy 2014-2019.

It has been prepared alongside the City Plan 2030 to help Edinburgh connect through a safer and more inclusive carbon neutral transport system - delivering a healthier, thriving, fairer and compact capital city and a higher quality of life for all residents.

The plan is central to a clean, connected and net zero carbon future. This sits along with other innovative schemes we’re progressing, from City Centre Transformation to a Low Emission Zone, Trams to Newhaven and a range of exciting active travel projects connecting communities.

It will help people make sustainable choices about how they move around the city, through improving walking, cycling and wheeling options and creating better links to public transport.

Regional activity is also part of the strategy, looking at

  • how transport can further support the wider region in moving to more sustainable forms of travel
  • the impact of commuter travel on our transport network
  • the importance of retail and leisure.

Setting out the Council’s strategic approach to sustainable, safe and effective movement of people and goods around Edinburgh up to 2030, the plan has a series of objectives and policy measures under the themes of

  • people
  • movement
  • place.

These are supported by detailed action plans to help prioritise investment in mobility across the city. 

The draft City Mobility Plan was approved by the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee on 16 January 2021.

Following this extensive consultation, the final plan was approved at the Transport and Environment Committee on 19 February.

Download the final City Mobility Plan.

While developing the plan, Edinburgh was part of a European network of cities dedicated to cleaner, better transport in Europe through the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan programme.

The City Mobility Plan green foot / leaf showing transport options