Cycling and walking improvements between Saughton Park and QuietRoute 8

Closed 30 Jun 2017

Opened 19 May 2017

Feedback updated 12 Apr 2018

We asked

We asked for views on the proposed designs for cycle and walking improvements between Saughton Park and QuietRoute 8.

You said

The majority of feedback was supportive or strongly supportive of the proposals, however numerious design alterations and clarifications were posed. These are detailed in the consultation report which can be accessed below, along with the Council’s responses.

We did

The feedback to the scheme will be used to evolve and improve the design. Details of the potential design changes is included in the consultation report, which can be accessed via the link below.


Once the scheme re-commences, there will be a further opportunity to respond to the proposal during the statutory Traffic Regulation Orders process. We shall also share the detailed designs online and all people who have asked to be kept informed about the scheme shall be alerted when the detailed designs are available to view.

Results updated 12 Apr 2018

It was found that the majority of consultees were supportive or strongly supportive of the proposals.

In the online survey, 73.5% of survey respondents were either strongly supportive or supportive of the proposals, with 8.2% of respondents being neutral and 18.4% opposing or strongly opposing the proposals.

There were numerious suggested design alterations. These are detailed in the report below, along with responses from the Council.




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 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.

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