Road Safety in Braid Road

Closed 30 Jan 2020

Opened 22 Feb 2017

Results updated 31 Jan 2020

UPDATE - January 2020

Construction began on 13 January 2020 and will progess southwards from the junction with Cluny Gardens, to its conclusion near to Bukstane Park.

These will deliver footway improvements at junctions, tightening of junctions, installation of pedestrian refuge islands with associated street lighting, installation of traffic signs and road markings at several locations on Braid Road.

The works will last for approximately 14 weeks and will, principally, take place during the normal working week.

In exceptional circumstances, work outside the above times maybe required.

To maintain a safe environment during the works, the Traffic Management will use a combination of:

  • parking suspensions,
  • road closures,
  • traffic diversions,
  • traffic lights,
  • lane closures.

Although this is wide ranging, we will only apply restrictions as required for the works being undertaken.

Please co-operate with the restrictions and any direction given by the Contractor’s employees.

Drawings of the works have now been uploaded to this platform. PLEASE BE AWARE THESE CAN CHANGE AS WE UNDERTAKE CONSTRUCTION.

Please scroll down to see links to the drawings.

Thank you.



Thank you for taking the time to respond to the recent consultation carried out regarding Road Safety in Braid Road. There were 77 responses, the majority of which indicated broad support for the proposed measures.

A report on the Council’s response to the comments raised during this exercise is  shown below.

The next step is to undertake the Short-Term measures (0 to 6 months timescale) detailed on the proposals.

We will endeavour to publish information of our progress and the outcome of such matters as the turning counts and traffic surveys.

If you require additional information on the Consultation, please contact;

 Allan Hoad, Transport Officer - Road Safety at



Residents expressed concern about road safety in Braid Road. Following meetings to collate their concerns, drawings of potential Short, Medium and Long term proposals to address these were presented and commented upon at a Progress Meeting on 31 January 2017.

Those who attended were asked to consider the drawings and give their opinion of the proposals; using self adhesive labels, to indicate -

  • Green – a positive response
  • Blue – a poor response
  • Orange – where there may be a missed opportunity (any detail behind that opinion was hand written onto the drawing).

As each section was presented on the evening by a separate member of the Road Safety team, there are a number of drawings grouped into three files; North section, Middle section and South section.

If you were unable to attend and would like to offer comment or were able to attend and would like to offer any additional comments, you may do so via the Consultation Hub.


Why your views matter

We made a commitment to share the drawings and their comments; the Consultation Hub gives us the opportunity to do so and encompass the wider community who use Braid Road and its facilities, such as Hermitage of Braid and Braid Hills Trail.

Also, the North section drawing has a number of blue labels about Comiston Place, where, amongst others, there were Medium term proposals to tighten the radius at the north west of the junction with Comiston Road and Long term proposals to make Comiston Place ‘One Way’ (eastwards). Would those those who affixed blue dots to express a ‘cool’ response in this area please contact the Road Safety Team via the Consultation Hub, to clarify which aspect they wished to record their response against?

Please scroll down to see links to the drawings.

Thank you.

What happens next

We will collate all responses and share them with those who attended the Progress Meeting and left their contact details, as well as those who indicate via the Consultation Hub that they wish to be kept informed. This will help to determine which proposals are preferred.

We would like to keep you informed of our progress and will do so via a letter drop and updates on the Consultation Hub.



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