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Designs evolve for Edinburgh public realm enhancement

September 23 2016

Designs evolve for Edinburgh public realm enhancement
Backers of public realm enhancements at The Causey, Edinburgh, are to consult on the latest iteration of landscape design proposals for the pedestrianisation of a key traffic junction in the city’s south side.

Prepared by Arcade Architects and Ironside Farrar on behalf of the causey Development Trust the project aims to create a new public space capable of hosting arts and community events whilst also promoting walking and cycling.

This will see the triangular junction partially closed off to traffic with Chapel Street turned into a shared space with reduced height kerbs which would complement historic and smooth sawn basalt setts.

In a statement the trust said: “The proposals aim to create a thriving Southside hub and place where people can meet, neighbours can chat and businesses can prosper. Lighting and art have played an important role for previous temporary installations and will continue to play an important role as the project is developed.”

The next consultation will take place on Monday 26 September at 19:00 within the Southside Community Centre.
Locals are being invited to help shape the latest plans
Locals are being invited to help shape the latest plans


#1 Posted by basho on 23 Sep 2016 at 15:55 PM
I think the design looks very promising. Too much traffic going through here presently.
However as someone who used to live round the corner I can't remember anyone ever calling this area the Causey! A bit of marketing licence methinks.
#2 Posted by philip on 23 Sep 2016 at 16:05 PM
Great south-west facing space...this needs to happen, in some shape of form.
Loose the big scary duck, the prancing tartan lasses and add some quality to the ground-scape and the proposal may look more appealing....

#3 Posted by Shpeil on 26 Sep 2016 at 14:14 PM
Had to google to see where it was, only to find out it is right round the corner from me.

"key traffic junction" and "pedestrianisation": asks more questions than it answers.
#4 Posted by Terra on 27 Sep 2016 at 23:09 PM
This is a great idea. Good to hear it's still a possibility, it's a brilliant location to enhance pedestrian use and encourage people to hang around in a lovely part of the south side.
Thomas Hamilton
#5 Posted by Thomas Hamilton on 28 Sep 2016 at 09:06 AM
Excellent news, glad to hear this project is moving towards realisation.

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