Cycling and walking improvements between Saughton Park and QuietRoute 8

Closed 30 Jun 2017

Opened 19 May 2017


This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about proposed initial designs for cycling and walking improvements between Saughton Park and the existing QuietRoute 8 at Baird Drive and Stenhouse Drive.

These designs are part of planned improvements to the cycling route, called QuietRoute 8. This route forms part of the QuietRoutes Network which 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 cycling experience. It will also improve conditions for people walking.

There shall be a public exhibtion of the designs on Tuesday 30 May from 5pm till 8pm at the Saughton Park Winter Garden. Staff will be on hand to discuss the designs.

Why We Are Consulting

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.

The aim is for final designs to be completed in 2017.

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


  • Ward 7 - Sighthill/Gorgie


  • People with disabilities
  • Children & Young People
  • Elected Members
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Transport groups


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