Proposed arrangements for Picardy Place

Closed 15 Dec 2017

Opened 16 Nov 2017

Results updated 25 Jan 2018

The consultation is now closed. Details of the feedback we received in response to the proposed arrangements can be viewed below. 



Picardy Place is a key junction which connects Edinburgh’s east end to the rest of the city. Since 2006, plans for Picardy Place have been progressing to enhance the public realm; improve pedestrian and cycling provision; support the existing public transport network; and future-proof for any extension to the tram, and changes to the city centre as a whole.

At present, Picardy Place performs poorly, with bad connectivity between transport modes, most of the pedestrian space being unused, and no dedicated cycle routes.

The development of the St James Quarter provides the city with an opportunity to make a significant improvement to Picardy Place, returning the area to its historic layout, while developing public assets and improving pedestrian, cyclist and public transport access.

Why your views matter

Regular consultation and engagement on the plans has taken place over the years. Refinements have recently been made to the proposals based on feedback from public events held in September 2017. You can view these proposals in the online survey, which is linked below. We now want to hear your views on the current proposals for the street layout and island site at Picardy Place.

Your comments and ideas will help us to create a final design for Picardy Place that best meets the needs of everyone using this area.


  • Public Information Event - City Art Centre

    From 21 Nov 2017 at 10:00 to 21 Nov 2017 at 19:00

    Public event for people to view the proposed designs, hear from the Council on how plans have evolved over time and share their views on the proposals.

    City Art Centre
    2 Market Street
    EH1 1DE

  • Public Information Event - Broughton St Marys Parish Church

    From 22 Nov 2017 at 15:00 to 22 Nov 2017 at 19:00

    Public event for people to view the proposed designs, hear from the Council on how plans have evolved over time and share their views on the proposals.

    Broughton St Marys Parish Church
    12 Bellevue Crescent
    EH3 6NE


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