Options for Randolph Place: consultation

Edinburgh Council is consulting on options for improving Randolph Place, so that it can be properly part of the planned City Centre West to East Cycle Link and Street Improvements Project (CCWEL), and the ‘sense of place’ in this area can be improved.

This consultation is open until 27 February, and can be accessed via the Council’s consultation hub. (NTBCC presumes that people who do not wish to use this method can contact Rurigdh McMeddes, (Stakeholder Liaison Officer), Active Travel & Road Safety, 0131 469 3606, Rurigdh.McMeddes@edinburgh.gov.uk.)

CEC ran a drop-in event today (20 February). They have drafted three options, which can be seen in this PDF.

  • Option 1 has already been discarded, following talks with local businesses.
  • Option 2 retains 2-way traffc on Randolph Place and closes Charlotte Lane to traffc outside of loading within certain times. This would result in a pedestrian zone, similar to Rose Street.
  • Option 3 introduces a one-Way restriction on Randolph Place meaning that all traffc would have to leave via Charlotte Lane. This option retains the greatest number of parking spaces.

All options retain the setted (cobbled) nature of the street, either by introducing brand-new smooth setts (cobbles), or by digging up, halving and then relaying the existing setts so that the new, smooth faces forms eh road surface.