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.
2018 – Announced as a winner of Community Links PLUS
2019 – Public Engagement along the route
- Public drop-ins
- Key stakeholders workshop
- Community councils meetings
- Developing concept design proposals
2020 – 2021 – Project Development
- COVID-19 Pandemic. Project underwent scope revision and adjustments
- Design alterations finalised
2022 – Technical design
- Design details finalised for construction
- Site investigation
- Further traffic orders
- Pre-construction starts
2023 – Construction Phasing begins
Regular project updates throughout
2024 – Construction due for completion
Get In Touch
0131 469 3776
0131 529 7908
4 East Market Street
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