Consultation

We will carry out public consultation at key points in the project programme, seeking feedback, views and opinions on the design. Dates and venues will be advised at each of these stages. We will also publish the summary findings here.

West Edinburgh Link Low Traffic Neighbourhood

We are proposing to create a safer and more comfortable street environment for residents walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in East Craigs.

To meet these objectives the Council will be undertaking a series of public engagements on the potential to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in East Craigs as part of a programme of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods across the city. In the first phase, in addition to East Craigs, there are also proposals for Leith and Corstorphine.

In this first phase of engagement we are keen to understand the issues residents experience, particularly in respect of traffic and in walking, cycling or wheeling, and on what they think would make the area more attractive to relax and spend time in.

The closing date for completing the survey has now passed. Thank you to all who took the time to provide us with feedback.

Once we have analysed the feedback to the survey, we will share the results . We will also use this feedback to inform design proposals, which we intend to then hold further public engagement on later in May 2021.

Please note that this engagement is part of the West Edinburgh Link active travel project and is not connected to the temporary Spaces for People measures which were approved by the Council in late 2020, and for which installation commenced on 22nd February 2021.

West Edinburgh Link TRO/ RSO

The public advertising period for the TRO/ RSO has now closed. All comments and objections will now be reviewed by the project team. When this process has completed a report will be provided to the Transport and Environment Committee.

North/ Central/ South proposals

In order to make it easier to see the proposed changes relating to your area, please use the buttons below to view general information regarding the designs.

Detailed Plans for your area

If you’d like to see the detailed changes proposed for your area then please click on the button below. This will direct you to another website that will allow you to navigate to your street:

Gogarloch / South Gyle Parking Restrictions

Further to the recent consultation on proposed parking restrictions in South Gyle and Gogarloch, please use the button below to view the synopsis report. Thank you to all who took the time to respond.

Corstorphine Community Council

The project team attended the Corstorphine Community Council on 21st January 2020 to discuss the proposals and options. A document has been prepared that provides answers to questions asked on the night.

Future Consultation and Engagement

Face- to- face engagment has been curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic at present. We will publish details of any future engagement and the form that may take in the future as and when it is required for the project.

Concept Design Engagement

We have now completed the Concept Design consultation for the project which ran from 15th March to 10th May 2019 and included:

  • Presenting at 4 Community Council meetings
  • 8 ‘meet the team’ events at various locations, including Gyle Shopping Centre, Westside Plaza, Gogarloch and South Gyle Crescent
  • Distribution of 15,000 leaflets to residents and the public at drop- in events
  • Dedicated project website and online survey

 

Consultation Summary

  • 49,000 people reached through Facebook and tweets seen 121,500 times on Twitter
  • 432 online surveys were completed
  • 4,500 hits on the project website
  • 900 comments received through online or face- to- face discussion
  • Overall, there is an 84% level of support/ strong support for the project

The summary report provides a more detailed look at the information presented and collected.

Next steps

Having reviewed the information provided throughout the concept design consultation period, the team has been working on detailed designs for the project over the last few months and we are almost ready to move to TRO/ RSO notification. We currently anticipate this will be in September 2020. We will provide information regarding this process  in the coming weeks.

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4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
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