Proposed arrangements for Picardy Place

Closed 15 Dec 2017

Opened 16 Nov 2017


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 We Are Consulting

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.



  • All Edinburgh
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - City Centre
  • Ward 11 - City Centre


  • Anyone from any background


  • Cycling and walking
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Trams
  • Road safety
  • Traffic regulation
  • Travel in Edinburgh
  • Economic development
  • Arts and culture
  • Planning applications
  • Area regeneration
  • Public space