Cycling and walking improvements in Roseburn Park - Short Term Trial

Closed 27 Jun 2018

Opened 30 May 2018

Feedback updated 15 Oct 2018

We asked

We asked for views on the trial layout of segregated cycling and walking areas on section of the main path in Roseburn park.

You said

The feedback to the trial changes was mixed, with a slight majority of respondents in favour of the new layout. Feedback at the Friends of Roseburn Park meeting highlighted that the segregation on the path to the west of the pavilion was not favoured, and that cyclists travelling too fast on the paths was a key issue.

Further details on the consultation feedback and monitoring can be found in the consultation and monitoring report via the link below.

We did

Based on the feedback to the consultation and the monitoring results, we are taking forward the following actions to implementation:

  • Retain the white line segregation around the toilet block/east side of the junction.
  • Remove the white line segregation around the pavilion/west side of the junction.
  • New slow markings and signage to promote slower speeds on bikes and use of bells.
  • Provide additional planters to the Friends of Roseburn Park for positioning along the ‘Green’ building block.
  • Upgrades to the path surface where (1) ponding occurs and (2) the surface is in poor repair
  • Improvement to the lighting
  • Safety improvements to the junction where the park path crosses the access road to the ice rink. This will incorporate the re-alignment of bollards and ground markings to highlight the junction crossing to all users.

Further details can be found in the consultation and monitoring report, see link below.

Results updated 15 Oct 2018

See link to the detailed report on the consultation and monitoring below



This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about the current trial path changes and planters in Roseburn Park.

These changes were implemented as part of a short-term trial aimed at increasing safety for all path users by:

-  moving cyclists away from blind corners, where conflicts and accidents are known to have occurred.

- delineating areas for cyclists and pedestrians at junctions so there is reduced likelihood of collisions.

The main path through the park is part of QuietRoute 8. The QuietRoutes Network is a cycling network being implemented across Edinburgh which aims 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 trial changes.

We have also been undertaking video monitoring of path user behaviour before the changes were made and during the trial period.

We will use the feedback to this consultation and monitoring data to review the trial and implement a final design.

What happens next

Following review of the consultation responses and the monitoring data, we shall determine a final design for implementation.

Information about this final design shall be publicly shared alongside the results of the consultation and monitoring.

All people who have asked to be kept informed about the project shall be notified once this information is available.


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