Views are being sought on proposals to improve cycling and walking along a key route connecting Cameron Toll shopping centre, Little France and Edinburgh BioQuarter.
The City if Edinburgh Council, in partnership with NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise and the University of Edinburgh, launched a consultation on initial plans this week and will hold a series of drop-in events during October, when the public can find out more about the project.
Designs, which have been funded by SEStran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership), aim to encourage more people to travel on foot or by bike. They include a segregated, two-way cycle lane, improved junctions and crossing points and better connections to other walking and cycling routes between the sites.
Feedback received as part of the consultation will help inform final designs for the corridor, with construction work expected to begin in April 2021.
The route, forming part of Edinburgh’s Active Travel Network, is key to the Edinburgh BioQuarter’s travel plan, which identifies the promotion of active travel as a central component. Plans for improvement recognise the anticipated expansion of the hospital and BioQuarter campus as major regional employers and research facilities, enhancing infrastructure between Cameron Toll and Little France, including links from Dalkeith Road, King’s Buildings and Mayfield Road to Cameron Toll.
Drop-in events will take place at the following locations and times:
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh – Main Mall, Wednesday, 16 October, 11am – 6pm
University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh BioQuarter, Chancellor's Building, Thursday, 17 October, 11am – 4.30pm
Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, outside EE store, Saturday, 19 October, 11am - 4pm
Edinburgh BioQuarter, Building Nine, Tuesday, 22 October, 11am – 6pm