QuiteRoute61-Moredunvale Road to Little France Drive

Closed 21 May 2018

Opened 23 Apr 2018

Results updated 11 Jun 2018

This report summarises the consultation exercise undertaken during the preliminary design stage of walking and cycling improvements to QuietRoute 61; Moredunvale Road to Little France Drive

There were 60 responses to the survey, 80% strongly supported improving cycling conditions on the route proposed and 76.5% strongly supported improving walking conditions on the route proposed. On the back of this support we will be progressing this scheme. 



The high levels of traffic on Old Dalkeith Road at the Royal Infirmary crossing at peak times has been reported to the Council as a barrier to people trying to cross the road by bicycle and on foot. This section of the road is also too busy to meet the standards of the Council’s ‘QuietRoute’ cycle network, which uses Old Dalkeith Road for a short section. The footpath within the Hospital grounds is also a loose gravel surface and not accessible to all.

The Council is developing a network of cycle routes across the city, called the ‘QuietRoutes’ network. We know that heavy or fast traffic is the most significant barrier preventing people who want to cycle from doing so. To address this, the QuietRoutes are designed so that people can cycle without having to travel in heavy or fast traffic. The crossing of Old Dalkeith Road and short section along the road are key barriers which prevents the route meeting this required standard.
The scheme will make it easier, safer and quicker for people crossing Old Dalkeith Road by creating a new Toucan crossing on the desire line. The project will also improve and upgrade the existing footpath running through the BioQuarter. The zebra crossing within the Royal Infirmary access roads will be upgraded to allow cyclists and a new Toucan crossing of Little France Drive will link up the BioQuarter.
This will help people travelling on foot and by bicycle to reach the BioQuarter and other local destinations and places along QuietRoute 61 including; Holyrood Park, Rosslyn Chapel and Hunter’s Hall Park, as well as the communities of Duddingston, Bingham, Niddrie, Moredun and Gilmerton.
This scheme is subject to land agreements being in place. 
For more information on Edinburgh QuiteRoutes see: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cyclewalk

Why your views matter

Feedback from this consultation will help to guide the detailed design stage.



What happens next

The expected date for feedback on this consultation id 02/06/18

Final designs will be developed from the comments recieved and will be available from August 2018. At this time we will commence legal process to allow sections of path for people cycling and this allows any further final comments

Subject to Committee and funding availability, the intention is to beign construction late 2018. 



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