The City of Edinburgh Council have been progressing ‘The Meadows to George Street’ project since mid-2018 . Although the majority of this project proposes changes outwith the NTBCC area, these changes may impact on residents within the NTBCC area. The broad project aims are to :
“transform the quality of walking, cycling, accessibility for all and public spaces on some of Edinburgh’s busiest streets:
These streets, which link the Meadows to George Street, play an important role in the lives of the many who use them for work, leisure and for everyday journeys.
The project will build upon the Council’s Active Travel Action plan, the emerging City Centre Transformation Project and integrates with the George Street and First New Town project at Hanover Street. Meadows to George Street is one of the winners of Sustrans Scotland’s 2017 Community Links PLUS design competition funded by the Scottish Government.”
The initial stage of the project ran from June 2018 to September 2018 – during which, the views of people who use and have an interest in these streets were sought. .
Although, currently there is no public consultation on the City of Edinburgh Council Consultation hub, there is a consultation on the dedicated website here – running from 27 May until 7 July – we’d encourage all with an interest in this to comment on these proposals via this link.
You can also sign up for project updates via this link. This will ensure that you are kept informed of progress, and events where you can speak directly to the delivery team and offer your views.
NTBCC recently attended a workshop which updated everyone on the plans to date. Our summary of the workshop can be found here.