Edinburgh streetscape improvements prioritise pedestrians
February 22 2019
The city of Edinburgh could become far more pedestrian friendly following the publication of responses to a city-wide consultation exercise which support a radical shift in emphasis from vehicles to people.
Under the plans, key routes such as The Royal Mile, Cowgate and Lothian Road would be overhauled after 5,000 people gave their views on the future of the city, to which three quarters backed reducing vehicle traffic and the creation of car-free streets.
Transport convener Lesley Macinnes said: "Our vision for the city’s future is ambitious and it’s clear from the recent consultation that the people of Edinburgh share that ambition.
"There is not only a demand for change but a recognition that this needs to be significant in order to achieve an inspiring, healthier and more inviting city in which to live, work and play.”
The ambitious plans will be considered by the council’s transport and environment committee in May.
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