Dalry - Living Well Locally

Closes 26 Jun 2024

Opened 4 Apr 2024


The 'Dalry - Living Well Locally' project aims to improve Dalry and its town centre to make it greener, healthier and more thriving.

Fig.1 Map of the project area

Map of the project area

Our ideas have been designed to make it easier to access local shops, schools, services and public transport, with wider pavements and better cycling provision. We also want to create a more attractive place to spend time, with trees, planting, public art and opportunities to rest.

To facilitiate the changes it is proposed to implement a traffic filter at Haymarket to reduce through-traffic. Buses, taxis, emergency services and bicycles would be allowed through at all times, but access for general traffic would be restricted. All homes and businesses would still be accessible by car, while through-traffic to and from the city centre would use other routes such as the West Approach Road. 

Fig.2  Alternative options for through-traffic

To minimise disruption to all users, planned resurfacing works to the main road will be scheduled to take place at the same time as we deliver this project.

This is one of the first projects that implements the recently announced ‘Our Future Streets’ approach to provide a more connected, welcoming environment for everyone in Edinburgh’s neighbourhoods and key travel corridors. This identifies Dalry Road as part of the primary cycle and public transport network.

The project also aligns with the Council's 20-minute Neighbourhood Strategy.

About this questionnaire

The proposals are still being developed but build on initial feedback we received in early 2023.

Previous engagement feedback (click here to expand)

From initial engagement in early 2023, we learnt that people would like to see the following:

    • wider and better-quality pavements, especially at busy bus stops and around local shops
    • more and safer pedestrian crossings, with shorter waiting times
    • safer and more attractive access to the schools.
    • more pleasant, greener streets and public spaces with more places to stop and rest.
    • safer cycle provision along Dalry Road and Gorgie Road, and secure cycle storage
    • the area should be less dominated by cars, but easy access needs to be retained for people with mobility issues and for deliveries to the shops and local businesses

More details can be found on the Dalry town centre web page.

We now want to hear from you again so that you can help shape the plans.

For the questionnaire, we have split the project area into 4 sections:

1. Dalry Town centre - Haymarket to West End Place

2. Dalry Town centre - Side Streets

3. Dalry Swim Centre

4. West End Place to Tynecastle High School

For each area we provide a description of the proposed design and you can download a detailed drawing. This is followed by questions about each area.

If you want to see the drawings of the whole project at once, please click the following link: Download the project's full Drawing Pack

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete in full.


You can also request a paper version of the survey by emailing us at dalrytowncentre@edinburgh.gov.uk

Give us your views


  • Drop-in event

    From 11 Apr 2024 at 15:00 to 11 Apr 2024 at 19:00

    You can look at plans of the proposals, ask questions and fill out a questionnaire at the St Brides Centre (10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2DZ)

  • On-street event

    From 11 Apr 2024 at 15:00 to 11 Apr 2024 at 19:00

    We will be on the street to answer any questions about the project. Here you can also fill out the questionnaire. Look out for a gazebo just north of the Co-op on Dalry Road.


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