Corstorphine Connections

We're proposing a safer and more comfortable environment for residents walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Corstorphine.

To meet these objectives, the Transport and Environment Committee has approved the development of a trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in the area.

Latest update

The next step of engagement will be the public consultation as part of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) process. In line with the new Scottish Government process for ETROs, the public consultation on the ETRO will commence with the start of the ETRO and implementation of the trial LTN. This consultation will then run for 6 months.

We are currently planning the implementation of the trial LTN in June/July 2022. We will be in touch with all residents in advance of the trial and provide full details on how to respond during the 6 month consultation period. You can see the project timeline under Next steps.

Footway de-cluttering and schools entrance improvements

In order to start making improvements as soon as possible, from March 2022 we will be undertaking the removal of footway clutter such as bollards, railings, vegetation and some signs. This has been informed by our previous engagement and input from the Access Panel and Living Streets.

Following this, in April 2022, we will be improving the two primary school entrances to make them safer and more welcoming. This builds on the feedback to our recent placemaking engagement.

These changes can be implemented more quickly than the rest of the LTN project as they don’t require traffic orders to implement.

Project details

An LTN is a group of residential streets where through traffic or intrusive traffic is removed whilst all residents' properties and businesses remain accessible by vehicles when required.

Developing LTNs is part of Council’s the City Mobility Plan which in turn is a key strategy for delivering the City’s target of net zero carbon by 2030.

Project objectives:

Improve the safety of routes to schools in the area

  • understand and address issues identified with speed and volume of traffic in residential streets
  • improve walking and cycling routes and access in the area
  • improve local air quality
  • facilitate placemaking improvements in the local area.

You can find more details about the scheme through our Transport and Environment Committee reports and updates:

August 2021 report

November 2021 update

January 2022 update

Monitoring Plan

We will be monitoring a range of before and after data sets to assess the impact of the scheme. These are detailed in our monitoring plan

Previous community engagement

At each stage of the project we have engaged with the local community. Below are links to each of these engagements, including summary reports.

Stage 1 engagement – Spring 2021

Stage 2 engagement – Summer 2021 including further engagement information

LTN placemaking engagement 

School Streets placemaking engagement

How to stay informed

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Next steps

Download a timeline of the current project programme.