Interested in the City Centre Transformation Consultation? If you are, there is a public event today at Whitespace 76 East Crosscauseway on Monday 29 October 2018 from 2-7pm when you can find out more.

This is a consultation on three separate but interwoven projects concerning the way that the council wants to change transport of all kinds in the city centre, but particularly active travel to improve and protect our historical city centre.

The City Centre Transformation plans for a people-focussed capital focussing on improving community, economy and cultural life.

The City Mobility Plan sets transport policy so that we have a cleaner safer and accessible transport system.

Low Emission Zones will be developed to protect everyone who lives here against any harm caused by poor air quality.

Have your say here on the public consultation which runs until 12 November 2018.


The three projects will set out a framework within which a strategy for the way that our future transport networks is shaped and the way that the civic, cultural and economic vibrancy of the city centre is protected and improved.

The council wants to ensure that the city centre has cleaner, better transport and will work with The Scottish Government to ensure the the Low Emission Zone planned for Edinburgh is delivered.

The transformation of the city centre will hinge on active travel and an improved public realm. With a population which is growing all the time, and which will reach almost 600,000 by 2040, the way that people get around is crucial and the council says it will prioritise public transport over private car use.

The public will be asked about some ideas to reduce car dominance in the city and how to create integrated transport access for all areas of Edinburgh. Some of the ideas propose integrated ticketing and creation of new civic spaces.

To improve public health the council wants to promote clean fuels and vehicles, thus improving air quality. There will be an emphasis on active travel and electric vehicle charging points, with more walking and cycling networks proposed.


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20mph is a part of the transport policy in the city Photo Ian Georgeson