Leith Connections

Closed 5 Mar 2021

Opened 8 Feb 2021


We are seeking feedback from local residents and businesses on a new project which aims to create a safer and more comfortable environment for residents and visitors walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith. The project will build upon the City of Edinburgh Council’s current cycling and waking projects, Active Travel Action Plan, QuietRoute network and cycle and walking improvements that are a part of the Trams to Newhaven project.

To meet these objectives, the Council is developing proposals for and seeking your comment on:

  1. Concept design proposals for a new high quality cycling link from the Foot of the Walk to Ocean Terminal; and
  2. Setting the scope of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Leith.

This survey is in two parts, you can provide responses to either or both of these.

This community engagement aims to raise awareness of the two phases of the project and the potential changes to the area.  The need for change is based on the following identified concerns:

  • Issues highlighted with speed and volume of traffic in residential streets
  • Safer routes to school
  • Enhance and promote access to public transport in the area
  • Improved cycling routes and access in the area

We are seeking to understand what the issues, opportunities and constraints around each of the project objectives are. For example, where do local people travel? What are the barriers and issues?

Please review the proposals before completing the survey. 

The community engagement will run from 8 February until 5 March 2021 and the survey can be accessed via the link.


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Leith
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Leith Links
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Leith/Easter Rd
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Newhaven


  • Anyone from any background


  • Cycling and walking
  • Park and ride
  • Parking permits
  • Parking spaces
  • Parking tickets
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Trams
  • Road safety
  • Traffic regulation
  • Travel in Edinburgh