Lanark Road Proposals - Local Engagement

Closed 27 Sep 2021

Opened 6 Sep 2021


We are keen to hear what you think about proposals for Lanark Road.  Earlier this year we put protected cycle lanes on Lanark Road as part of the Spaces for People measures to make streets safe for walking, cycling and wheeling and to allow people to physically distance in response to Covid 19.

We asked residents and businesses what they thought about keeping Spaces for People measures for a longer experimental period or permanently as they help us achieve some of our longer-term ambitions for a people-focussed travel network included in the City Mobility Plan. We reported the findings to the Council meeting on 24 June.  At this meeting councillors agreed that we should get more opinions from the local community council and residents with a view to retaining the measures to:

  • achieve cycle speed reduction 
  • reconsider the parking spaces which sit outside protected cycle lanes to mitigate any potential conflict and safety concerns as quickly as possible.

Why your views matter

Your views are important to us so that we can address any concerns you may have about the Spaces for People measures on Lanark Road. 

What happens next

Findings from the survey will be presented to councillors with the results from the previous public consultation when they decide at the Transport and Environment Committee meeting on 14 October 2021 on whether this scheme should be kept in place for  a longer term.

If the decision is to make permanent changes to Lanark Road, they would then go through a formal statutory consultation process before being implemented.


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Colinton/Bonaly
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Kingsknowe


  • Anyone from any background


  • All interests