(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. Those who are interested in the proposed tram extension, or the Picardy Place redevelopment might be interested in section 3.27 of the Transport Strategy.)
Three inter-related projects are being developed collectively by the City of Edinburgh Council to improve the quality of life of those who live, work, and visit Scotland’s capital city, by helping to create safer and more attractive streets and spaces, cleaner air, and improved access for all.
The three projects are:
- Edinburgh’s Transport Strategy which is being reviewed to determine fit-for-purpose transport and mobility policies and actions for our city
- Central Edinburgh Transformation which concerns the future development of central Edinburgh and its public realm
- the development of a Low Emission Zone aimed at improving air quality by keeping the most polluting vehicles out of the most polluted places.
All three contribute towards the developing 2050 Edinburgh City Vision, by improving mobility, and creating better places. Continue reading
(adapted from a recent email from Edinburgh Council. While this final phase does not include New Town & Broughton CC’s area, the following is provided to inform NTBCC residents, visitors and workers who may drive to, from and in South Edinburgh)
The fourth and final phase of Edinburgh’s 20mph rollout came into effect in South Edinburgh on Monday 5 March 2018.
The 20mph rollout extends the 20mph speed limit to the city centre, main shopping streets and residential areas while retaining a network of roads at 30mph and 40mph on key arterial routes.
While many cities elsewhere in the UK, Europe and beyond have already established 20mph (or 30km) limits, Edinburgh is the first Scottish city to roll out the limit in this way, with many other areas also introducing or considering this lower speed.
In addition to improving road safety, the 20mph scheme aims to make streets calmer, quieter and more pleasant places to spend time in, boosting a sense of community and helping the environment by encouraging active travel such as walking and cycling.