Future Edinburgh

We are shaping our city for future generations

Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the world in which to live, work and study. Like other cities, we are feeling the impacts of

  • climate change
  • poverty and health inequalities in our communities
  • demand for new homes
  • traffic congestion
  • poor air quality in some areas.

Edinburgh has well-used public transport and some very walkable areas, including the city centre and local high streets. But, as set out in our City Mobility Plan 2030, we are facing a rapidly growing population and unsustainable levels of private car use which is increasing demand on our limited street space. 

We have an ambitious 2030 target to lower the number of kilometres travelled by car in Edinburgh by 30%. Edinburgh also aims to achieve Net Zero status by 2030.

As our city grows, we need to change how people, goods and services move into and around Edinburgh that benefits everyone, and we have the plans in place to do this.

Choices for City Plan 2030

City Plan 2030

Our strategy for development, the proposals and policies that will shape, development and inform planning decisions in the city over the next 10 years and beyond.

Find out more about City Plan 2030.
Computer generated image of how the street outside Dalry Swim Centre could look.

'Dalry - Living Well Locally'

The 'Dalry - Living Well Locally' project aims to improve Dalry and its town centre to make it greener, healthier and more thriving.

Find out more and how you can share your views