Spaces for people - taking your views on board

Supporting business

We are thinking about the practical needs of businesses as we design the temporary measures. Some of the temporary measures will support businesses to recover, for example

Photo of outside cafe seating showing physical distancing markers

  • making it easier and safe for people to get to business by walking, cycling, using a wheelchair or other ‘wheels’
  • giving more space for queuing outside of shops
  • space for people to relax, interact and enjoy what’s on offer

especially in the city centre and local shopping areas such as Gorgie, Corstorphine and Portobello. 

Research shows that this type of improved access to businesses has a positive impact on spending. We will liaise with organisations like the Federation of Small Businesses so we can best support businesses as they begin to re-open.