Who, How and When

The West Edinburgh Link is one of the winners of Sustrans Scotland’s 2017 Community Links PLUS competition, now known as Places for Everyone. Places for Everyone is an opportunity to conceptualise, design and deliver exemplary and inspirational walking, cycling and placemaking projects in Scotland.

Who’s behind the project and how is it funded?

The project is match funded by the Scottish Government and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

The national transport agency for Scotland funds Places for Everyone through Sustrans Scotland.

Aecom are the design consultants.

Project Timeline

Project timeline - text version is below

2017 – Project development and engagement

  • Placecheck tool
  • Engagement with employers and employees
  • Workshop with Craigmount High School

2018 – Announced as a winner of Community Links PLUS

2019 – Project development

  • Route treatment and appraisals
  • Technical surveys and data collection
  • Identifying public spaces to enhance
  • Developing concept design proposals

2019 – Public Engagement along the route

  • Public drop-ins
  • Key stakeholders workshop
  • Community councils meetings

2020 – Design proposals finalised. TRO process commenced

2021 – Technical design & Pre-construction starts. TRO Process ends

Regular project updates throughout

2022 – Construction Phasing begins

Regular project updates throughout

2023 – Construction due for completion

Meet the team

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.

If you have any feedback on the proposals ahead of that time, please use the contact details provided below.

Get In Touch

Waverley Court
4 East Market Street

Sign up for updates

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.