Covid-19 cycling and walking emergency response measures and proposed A90 bus priority and cycle improvements scheme

As part of overall emergency measures, Edinburgh Council proposes to introduce new pedestrian and cycle improvements in conjunction with bus priority measures on sections of the A90 corridor from the Dean Bridge to Cramond Brig. The measures proposed have been designed to build upon and enhance existing provisions for people walking, cycling and using public transport, with the principal aims of encouraging and supporting cyclists to travel safely while also prioritising public transport on one of the city’s strategic transport corridors. The measures proposed will re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.

The proposed designs for the scheme show:

  • introduction of new pedestrian space along the corridor.
  • improvements to junctions and crossing along the corridor to make them safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • introduction of sections of new segregated and mandatory cycle lanes.
  • improvements to existing sections of advisory cycle lanes.
  • introduction of sections of new bus lanes.
  • introduction of parking, waiting and loading restrictions where applicable along the corridor.
  • introduction of vehicle filtering in specific locations along the corridor.

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Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 1700hrs on Wednesday 4 November to spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk.

All feedback will be reviewed and where possible the scheme will be further refined. Feedback will be summarised in an assessment feedback form which will be presented to the Council Incident Management Team for approval. Please note that we will be unable to respond to individual emails.

If the proposal is approved for implementation, publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox will help us to manage any feedback around proposals – spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk

The introduction of, or changes to, any restrictions will be implemented under emergency delegated decision-making powers using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.

Regards

Eileen  Hewitt I Transport Officer (Active Travel) I Road Safety and Active Travel I Place I City of Edinburgh Council I G:4 Waverley Court I 4 East Market Street I Edinburgh I EH8 8BG IIEileen.hewitt@edinburgh.gov.uk

On behalf of the Spaces for People Team