Have your say on the council’s proposals to improve public realm and create the West Edinburgh Link.

This project aims to change the way we walk, cycle and use the public spaces around South Gyle. There will be walking and cycling routes to connect South Gyle, Edinburgh Park and the other neighbourhoods in the area like Wester Hailes, East Craigs, Bankhead and Sighthill.

There will be drop in events in the next couple of weeks for local people to meet the project team and learn more about the proposals.

Vice-Convener of Transport and Environment Councillor Karen Doran said: “It’s our ambition to develop a well-connected, safe and pleasant active travel network linking communities, workplaces and attractions across the city, and West Edinburgh Link is an important element of this.

“The proposed changes for each of these four locations aim to create a more relaxing and enjoyable environment along the route, conducive to strolling and relaxing, and we want to know what people think.”

There was a public consultation earlier this year and 84% of those who replied supported the concept designs. The plans include segregated cycleways, a bridge over the railway line at Gyle Park and traffic calming measures.

There will be more public consultation next year and then the building works will start in 2021.The funding will come from Sustrans Scotland and their Places for Everyone programme.

Drop-in events will be held at:

Bughtlin Market Shops: Thursday, 5 September, 2pm – 7pm
Gogarloch Park (greenspace beside Gogarloch Syke): Monday, 9 September, 4pm – 8pm
Wester Hailes Road at Sighthill Road (Nursery): Wednesday, 11 September, 11am – 2pm
Murrayburn Road (at canal): Wednesday, 11 September, 3pm – 7pm
Clovenstone Community Centre, Thursday 12 September, 2pm – 7pm

Find out more about the West Edinburgh Link(external link) online.