Latest Leith Walkway plans drawn up
June 7 2012
Designed by local architect Pierre Forissier this aims to tap into a £3.2m improvement fund for the thoroughfare, which has been set up to create new public spaces, artwork and landscaping along the busy route.
The high level plans would establish a new route from Pilrig Park in the north to Easter Road Stadium and entail construction of a new sculptural bridge structure of timber boards suspended from two Kevlar cables.
Forissier said: “The route requires a new bridge over Leith Walk where the old train bridge once was and it would be used by pedestrians and bicycles.
“I really hope it will be taken forward as it could help open up Leith Walk to other parts of the city. It would also help mark your arrival in Leith as you come down the Walk.”
The latest plans follow previous proposals from Smith Scott Mullan Architects to reimagine the disused link as a green cycleway.