Braid Road and Comiston Road – local resident engagement

Closed 10 Oct 2021

Opened 20 Sep 2021


We are seeking views from local residents and businesses on proposals for Braid Road and Comiston Road. As you know, we put protected cycle lanes on Comiston Road, and prohibited motor vehicles from travelling north on Braid Road as part of Spaces for People measures to make streets safe for walking, cycling and wheeling and to enable people to physically distance in response to Covid 19.

A public consultation on the potential retention of Spaces for People Measures has been carried out and findings from the consultation were reported back to the City of Edinburgh Council meeting on 24 June. At this meeting Councillors agreed a motion that further engagement should be carried out with the local community council and residents on:

  • Options for re-opening Braid Road in both directions; and
  • Options for easing the impact of the changes on Comiston Road for local residents and for improving public transport.

The results from this survey will help us to address concerns raised regarding measures on these roads and will be considered alongside the previous public consultation feedback at Transport and Environment Committee on 11 November 2021, where Councillors will decide whether the schemes should be retained longer-term on an experimental basis and if so, whether they should be modified.

If the decision involves retaining restrictions on parking, loading, or traffic movements, these restrictions would still need to go through a formal legal process with a right for members of the public to object.


  • Ward 10 - Meadows/Morningside
  • Ward 8 - Colinton/Fairmilehead


  • Residents


  • Cycling and walking
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements