Project details

We aim to deliver new walking, cycling, public spaces and improve accessibility for all throughout the project area: East Craigs, South Gyle, Bankhead, Sighthill and Wester Hailes.

Our proposals include new segregated cycleways, crossings and public spaces. Find out more details and comment on our proposals.

Our Objectives

→  High quality infrastructure to support everyday walking and cycling journeys for all abilities

→   Make streets and public spaces people friendly

→   Create an inclusive environment with access for all

→   Support multi-modal sustainable transport

→   Reinforce and support the continued thriving business function of the area.

Proposed designs

We’ve divided the route into three areas to help you understand our plans. This map shows the whole route. Click the yellow dots on the map to see the concept design for each location.

We’re proposing new and improved public spaces along the route. Click on the orange dots to view the concepts being proposed, and download the full details. Share your feedback via the link below.

The main cycle route proposed will be called QuietRoute 50, and it will provide major new links in Edinburgh’s cycle network, known as the QuietRoutes Network.


Maybury Drive

Improved safety and accessibility through the introduction of new crossings, footway and cycleway.


Bughtlin Market

Improved safety and accessibility with widened footways & new cycleway


South Gyle Crescent

Improved access for those on foot and bike to Edinburgh Park station and tram stop along with enhanced landscaping.


South Gyle Crescent

New places to relax and enjoy the public spaces with enhanced landscaping as well as improved crossings and new cycleway.


Calder Road

New crossing as alternative to the underpass, widened footways and new cycleway.


Wester Hailes Road

New crossings as an alternative to the subway will offer improved connectivity alongside new cycleways.


Wester Hailes Road

Improved crossings over busy junction alongside improved landscaping and a new cycleway.


Wester Hailes Road / Westburn Avenue

Your Feedback

This survey is on improving public spaces along the route.  The consultation on the route’s concept designs was completed in Spring 2019. You can revisit the concept design proposals below, and the results of that stage of the engagement can be viewed on the consultation page of this website. You can give feedback on each of the proposed public spaces using the buttons below. This consultation survey runs until 30 September 2019.

Northern Section

The Northern Section of the project extends into the East Craigs area. In doing so, it creates connections between residential neighbourhoods, workplaces and amenities around the Gyle and Edinburgh Park.

We’re proposing a brand new bridge be installed across the railway line which runs next to Gyle Park. In doing so, this will create a pleasant and direct route linking South Gyle and the quieter road cycling facilities proposed in the neighbourhoods to the north.

Click on the highlighted zones to see and download the initial concept designs.

Central Section

The Central Section of the project focusses on the business park extending south to Bankhead. This section provides links to workplaces, educational centres, shops, rail and tram stations as well as the Gyle shopping centre.

We’re proposing segregated on road cycle lanes wherever possible in this section, as well as improvements to footpaths and several new public spaces for people to enjoy.

Click the highlighted zones on the map to see and download the initial concept designs

Southern Section

The Southern Section of West Edinburgh Link extends from Calder Road, along Wester Hails Road all the way to Lanark Road. This will provide the surrounding communities with links to workplaces, educational centres as well as greater access to shops, including the Gyle.

Here, we are proposing new at grade crossings as an alternative to the many underpasses, a kilometre of segregated cycle lanes, traffic calming, off road cycle and foot paths as well as opportunities for improved public spaces.

Click the highlighted zones on the map to see and download the initial concept designs.

Get In Touch

Waverley Court
4 East Market Street

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We will be sending out regular updates about the project’s progress, and as we make decisions based on your input. You can opt into these updates through the link below.