Greenbank to Meadows

Closed 22 Oct 2023

Opened 4 Sep 2023


In 2020 and 2021, we made changes to the roads between Greenbank and the Meadows. This was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide safer walking, wheeling and cycling. It included the Greenbank to Meadows Quiet Connection.

We also closed Braid Road to vehicles in both directions between Hermitage Drive and Braid Hills Hotel. We re-opened it to southbound traffic in May 2021 and in November 2021 councillors agreed to reopen it to traffic in both directions.

In September 2022, councillors agreed to keep these changes for another 18 months using an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO). This allowed us to test them over a longer period when traffic had returned to ‘normal’ levels as part of the Travelling Safely project.

In June 2023, councillors agreed that the Greenbank to Meadows Quiet Connection should have its own ETRO. Councillors agreed that we should review parts of the scheme, taking in to account feedback from local residents.

Concerns you have raised

  • Volume of traffic on
    • Midmar Gardens
    • Hermitage Gardens
    • Clinton Road, combined with vehicles driving on the pavement due to the limited available street space
  • Choice of materials used throughout the scheme
  • Ease of wayfinding along the route

Next steps

We have developed options to address these concerns while retaining a safe route for walking, wheeling and cycling. We will also improve wayfinding and materials throughout the scheme.

We now want to hear your views on the proposed amendments to help us identify options for further technical design work prior to the 18-month ETRO trial.

There are two locations within the wider scheme area where we are proposing specific amendments:

  • Braid Estate
  • Clinton Road and Whitehouse Loan

There are several principles which have influenced the development of these options:

  • Reduction in the volume of traffic on
    • Midmar Gardens
    • Hermitage Gardens
  • Removing conflict between vehicles on Clinton Road
  • Retaining a safe walking, wheeling and cycling route

Need a different language or format?

Please email the Interpretation and Translation Service at quoting reference 23-9028.



  • Ward 10 - Meadows/Morningside


  • Anyone from any background


  • Road safety