Plans for £9m cycle route

Published: 03 April 2019

A viewing platform over the Water of Leith has been included in plans to “rejuvenate Roseburn” as part of the proposals to connect the west and the east of Edinburgh with a new £9m cycling route.

As part of the City Centre West to East Link (CCWEL) cycle route, which is due to be completed by 2022, The City of Edinburgh Council has revealed initial designs to enhance pedestrian areas of Roseburn.

The major new cycle route will connect the Roseburn path to Leith Walk via the city centre. The Roseburn overhaul includes improved foot-way surfaces, play features becoming part of the street scene – as well as a viewing platform over the Water of Leith.

These kinds of public realm improvements are integral to our pioneering CCWEL project, which intends to significantly boost walking and cycling along the route...

Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Transport and Environment Convener, The city of Edinburgh Council

 

More greenery will also be included in the plans which have been developed following suggestions from residents. Work on the project is set to begin early next year, following final approval.

The cycle link and street improvements project, when completed, will provide a cycling route from Leith Walk through the city centre to the west of the Capital. The route will include Charlotte Square, York Place, Roseburn and Haymarket.

John Yellowlees, chairman of Murrayfield Community Council, said: “Murrayfield Community Council is pleased to see this continuing progress in accordance with our long-term aim of improving the local environment...”

Full story via The Edinburgh Evening News

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