Cycling and walking improvements on Grange Road - Final Design

Closed 16 Feb 2018

Opened 22 Jan 2018

Overview

This stage of the consultation process provides information on the final design and sets out the project's next steps, including opportunities to respond to the proposed design (see links to project summary below) as part of the statutory processes.

The Council is proposing to introduce three new crossings on Grange Road at the following locations:

-Tantallon Place: toucan (signal controlled) crossing for pedestrians and cyclists;
-Lauder Road: toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists; and
-Lover’s Loan: zebra crossing for pedestrians only;

This project also includes resurfacing and improving crossing points along Lover’s Loan footpath.

The Council is developing a network of cycle routes across the city, called the ‘QuietRoutes’ network.

QuietRoute 6 links the Meadows and George Square with the King’s Buildings Campus. The crossing of Grange Road is a key barrier which prevents the route meeting the required standard.  Delivering the scheme will make it easier, safer and quicker for people crossing Grange Road on foot and by bicycle.  This will help people on foot and by bicycle to reach local and key destinations, such as Sciennes Primary School, Edinburgh University campuses, the Meadows and the city centre.

Why We Are Consulting

A previous consultation on the initial design proposals was carried out in autumn 2016 (see link below). The majority of consultees were generally supportive or strongly supportive of the proposals.

The purpose of sharing these designs is to inform people about the final design that is being proposed.

#cyclewalkfeedback

What Happens Next

The next step will be to commence the statutory legal processes associated to the changes.

This process will give any interested parties the formal right to object to elements of the proposed changes or express other views.

All those who have expressed interest in being kept informed about the project, will be notified about how and when to respond to the statutory processes consultation. Public notices shall also be placed in the local vicinity.

Areas

  • Ward 10 - Meadows/Morningside
  • Ward 11 - City Centre
  • Ward 15 - Southside/Newington

Audiences

  • People with disabilities
  • Children & Young People
  • Elected Members
  • Parents/carers
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Community councils
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Transport groups

Interests

  • Children and Families
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cycling and walking
  • Parking spaces
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Road safety
  • Travel in Edinburgh
  • Pollution
  • Nature