Walk Wheel Cycle Burdiehouse

Closed 17 Jul 2022

Opened 6 Jun 2022

Feedback updated 12 Dec 2022

We asked

We asked your views on our plans to improve the provision and accessibility of sustainable modes of travel for residents and visitors to the Burdiehouse area including proposed changes to Burdiehouse Road and Frogston Road East.

To publicise the engagement we delivered leaflets throughout the area and emailed local stakeholder groups. We also promoted the opportunity to give feedback through social media and newspaper website articles. We held a drop in event in June 2022 for residents to learn more about the proposals and meet the project team.

You said

Of those that responded to the survey for Frogston Road, Kaimes junction and Burdiehouse Road 57-60% supported/ strongly supported the walking, wheeling and cycling improvement proposals. 24-33% opposed the measures. There were stronger levels of support for the proposal of installing a Toucan and parallel pedestrians/ cycle crossings on the two roads.

There were lower levels of support for the relocation of bus stops of around 45%, further development and consideration of impact on bus stops will be undertaken as the design progresses.

General comments and concerns included:

  • increased safety at controlled junctions for those walking, wheeling and cycling
  • lack of use due to low cyclist numbers in area but other comments said the measures will encourage higher rates of active travel
  • concern that measures doesn’t extend the full length on Frogston Rd East
  • increased vehicle congestion due to narrowing and one-lane approach
  • concern over lack of provision at Straiton Junction
  • impact of loss of parking for residents, deliveries etc
  • reduced street clutter
  • concern over increased congestion when bypass closes

We did

We have now produced a Final Concept Design. We are seeking further project funding to continue with the next stages of design and we will look to incorporate community feedback as the project moves through the next stages of design.

Results updated 12 Dec 2022



We are developing plans to improve the provision and accessibility of sustainable modes of travel for residents and visitors to the Burdiehouse area including proposed changes to Burdiehouse Road and Frogston Road East.

The project builds upon the City of Edinburgh Council’s City Mobility Plan. This aims to help Edinburgh connect through a safer and more inclusive carbon neutral transport system - delivering a healthier, thriving, fairer and compact capital city and a higher quality of life for all residents. The proposals also support delivery of the Local Development Plan (LDP) which includes detail on the policies and proposals that will be used in delivering future developments for the city. Our proposals follow the principles of the sustainable transport hierarchy











The map below highlights the key roads and junctions included within the proposals.  You can view further details and comment on the proposals via the View our proposals and survey link below.

Map of project area in Burdiehouse


Why your views matter

Recent research in Edinburgh has shown that 66% of residents make trips by walking at least five days a week and 26% per cent of residents cycle at least once a week. The research also shows what residents feel needs to be done to improve conditions to enable even more people to travel by foot, wheel or bike, particularly for shorter journeys.

We would encourage you to view our proposals and then complete our survey using the link below to help us to understand your travel needs and how best to support them through our proposals. We are at an early stage of development of proposals so are keen to hear from as many voices in the community as possible.

Please also see below in the Events section details of our drop in session to come along and see our proposals and provide your feedback.


  • Walk Wheel Cycle Burdiehouse Drop In

    From 30 Jun 2022 at 15:30 to 30 Jun 2022 at 19:15

    Come and meet the project team and find out more information at Valley Park Community Centre, 37 Southhouse Rd, EH17 8EU


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Burdiehouse
  • Ward 16 - Liberton/Gilmerton


  • Anyone from any background


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