Tram Route Cycle Safety Improvements

Closed 11 Apr 2018

Opened 14 Mar 2018

Feedback updated 22 May 2018

We asked

We asked for views on the proposed designs for the Tram Cycle Safety Improvements - Phase 3 project.

You said

A total of 230 people responded to the online survey, with a majority of support for each of the designs proposed. Details can be found in the consultation report below.

We did

Based on the high levels of support, the council shall be proceeding with implementation of the designs. Details of the next steps is comprised in the consultation report.

Results updated 22 May 2018

The consultation report and its appendices, see links below, give a detailed breakdown of levels of support for each design along with key issues raised and responses from the Council.

For aspects of the designs which require redetermination or traffic regulation orders, this legal process shall now be initiated. As part of this process there will be a further consultation period for people to respond to the legal changes being proposed. When this consultation occurs, we shall make it known to all people who have asked to be kept informed about the project.




This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about proposed designs for cycle safety improvements along the existing Edinburgh Tram route.

Why your views matter

By asking for public feedback the Council aims to ensure that we fully understand and consider all the needs and views about the proposals.

We will then use this feedback to inform and develop the design to improve conditions for walking and cycling.

What happens next

Following the consultation, the designs will be further refined and developed by a design team of Council and external technical experts.

The final designs will be shared publicly via the council's website. Anyone who has asked to be kept informed about the project shall be notified when the designs are ready to view.

Some of the proposals will require statutory legal processes in order to be constructed. As part of these statutory processes there will be another opportunity for people to respond to these aspects of the proposals.

The aim is to start construction in late 2018.


  • Neigbourhood Partnership - City Centre
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Western Edinburgh
  • Ward 11 - City Centre
  • Ward 6 - Corstorphine/Murrayfield


  • People with disabilities
  • Elected Members
  • Road users
  • Community councils
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Transport groups


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cycling and walking
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Trams
  • Road safety