Edinburgh Council is developing a new cycle route, crossing the city centre from west to east and linking Roseburn to Leith Walk via Haymarket and George Street (see detailed consultation).  The route supports the Council's overall Vision for Transport which seeks "By 2030 to make Edinburgh's transport system one of the most environmentally friendly, healthiest and most accessible in Northern Europe".Read more

Route Finalised

Edinburgh City Council has made the decision to go ahead with the proposed segregated cycle route along Roseburn Terrace. The route will complete the missing link from the West to the city centre and North Edinburgh Path Network, giving a safe and direct cycle route where people want to travel. The project also includes measures to reduce ‘rat-running’ in adjacent streets and improved provision for pedestrians and shoppers.

The Council’s Future Transport Working Group made this key decision for the future for our streets at their meeting on Friday 16th December. Back in August, the planned East-West City Centre Cycle Route was approved by the Transport and Environment Committee, but a decision on the Roseburn section was postponed.

Now the decision has been taken, with the support of all the parties on the council, to go ahead with an enhanced Option A at Roseburn. We would like to thank all who have worked so hard to find a solution that meets the needs of our community and of those who pass through.

  • Councillor Lesley Hinds – convenor of the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee.

  • Our elected representatives, especially our own Councillors Frank Ross, Jeremy Balfour and Paul Edie and the Future Transport Working Committee, consisting of Councillors Lesley Hinds, Adam McVey, Nick Cook, Nigel Bagshaw and Robert Aldridge.

  • The Council’s officers, who have faced a huge task in revising and re-revising the designs to address concerns from the community.

  • The members of the Stakeholder Group, including the Roseburn Traders, Murrayfield Community Council and Spokes, whose feedback has resulted in a more workable design.

  • All those who have supported the proposal by writing to their councillors, publicising the benefits and ‘riding the route’.

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About our Group

We are the “Roseburn Cycle Route Support Group,” a group of local residents working to promote good-quality cycle routes in Roseburn and Murrayfield. 

We've spent hundreds of hours gathering the facts about the Proposed Cycle Route.

  1. Even if you don't cycle, the Cycle Route has big benefits for you
  2. Common concerns don't match the facts
  3. The Council's latest revised design has addressed key concerns.

Our promise

Our site is evidence-based, including the disadvantages.  We are ready to engage in discussion with anyone.  Tell us about errors or omissions and we'll fix them as soon as we can.

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Membership is free.

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Why we need a cycle route

Car-dominated transport is increasingly struggling to meet the needs of a growing city.  The negative aspects are becoming more apparent — congestion, air pollution, emissions, traffic accidents and parking problems.  Not everyone can or wants to give up, but thousands of people would with a suitable route.  The current meandering back routes with difficult sections on main roads are clearly not proving attractive to the majority of potential cyclists.

Investing in public transport, cycling and walking helps take cars off the road, keeping our cities moving and growing sustainablyTransport Works

The Proposal offers a safe, convenient and direct route into the city centre, which would help people to chose to cycle more and drive less.Read more