Cycling and walking improvements on Lower Granton Road

Closed 3 Mar 2017

Opened 2 Mar 2017

Feedback updated 11 Apr 2017

We asked

We asked for views on the proposed designs for cycle and walking improvements on Lower Granton Road

You said

The majority of feedback was supportive or strongly supportive of the proposals. There were some suggested design alterations and clarifications posed. These are detailed in the consultation report which can be accessed below, along with the Council’s response to each of them.

We did

The feedback to the scheme has been used to evolve and improve the design. Details of the design changes is included in the consultation report, which can be accessed via the link below or by using the contact details supplied.

We shall consult again when the detailed design drawings are ready. The consultation shall be available online and via other forms if requested. All people who have asked to be kept informed about the scheme shall be alerted when the consultation opens.

Results updated 30 Apr 2018

The majority of feedback was supportive or strongly supportive of the proposals, with some people raising that the existing conditions were either unsafe or offputting for people walking and cycling.

In the online survey 91.8% of people were supportive of the scheme, 5.4% of people were neutral and 2.7% of people were opposed.

A detailed report on the consultation is attached below. This includes a section on the alterations that we shall make to the design based on the feedback from the consultation.

Further meetings were also held with various community groups. Details of these meetings are summarised in the report below.



This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about proposed initial designs for a cycle route and walking improvements to the path which runs parrallel to Lower Granton Road.

The scheme is an imporvement and extension to QuietRoute 13. This route forms part of the QuietRoutes Network that is being implemented across Edinburgh. The aim of the network is to provide routes that are easy, safe and convenient to use by people of any level of cycle experience. It will also improve conditions for people walking.


Why your views matter

The Council needs to understand and consider all the needs and views expressed by people regarding the street re-design.

We will use the comments to develop an optimum design that improves the street for walking and cycling.



What happens next

Following the consultation, the designs will be further refined and developed by a design team of Council and external technical experts.

There will be further opportunities to respond to the designs as they are refined.

Final designs will be completed in 2017.

Subject to Committee approval and funding availability, the intention is to begin construction in 2017/18.




  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Forth


  • People with disabilities
  • Children & Young People
  • Elected Members
  • Residents
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Transport groups


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cycling and walking
  • Road safety
  • Travel in Edinburgh