Short Commute

Edinburgh is a compact walkable city with ongoing investment in high quality public transport, cycling networks and pedestrian friendly routes.

A high-quality, frequent and accessible public transport network provides good access to all part of the city, the Airport and surrounding areas.

75km of traffic free cycle paths criss-cross the city.

Edinburgh has some 75km of off-street paths for cycling and walking to work, many of them were once railway lines. Edinburgh's many cycle routes are highlighted in The Innertube map, a simple but striking visualisation of Edinburgh’s many off-street pathways, which are used by thousands of cyclists and pedestrians every day. Based on the iconic London Tube Map, the design gives a quick visual hit of the surprising extent of the routes. Discover more about Edinburgh's cycle network here.

With the arrival of Edinburgh’s first modern tram service in 2014, Transport for Edinburgh has been set up to provide integrated transport across Edinburgh. Combining the award winning bus operator, Lothian Buses with Edinburgh Trams, the operator of the tram service, Transport for Edinburgh’s vision is to provide a seamless and high quality transport choice for residents and visitors to our city. 

Web and app development means that commuters can now plan journeys across all modes of transport - creating seamless options for your daily commute, wherever you decide to live in the city. 


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