West to east cycle link

Edinburgh City Council is developing the West-East Cycle Link, crossing the city from west to east and linking Roseburn to Leith Walk via Haymarket and George Street.  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

TRO and RSO Consultation 20th April - 18th May 2018

Work is continuing apace on the design for the City Centre West to East Link (CCWEL). Linked to this, there are also proposals for improving the area around the Old Colt Bridge, termed 'Rejuvenating Roseburn'.

Traffic Regulation Order TRO 17/91 and Redetermination Order RSO 18/05

With the detailed design drawings complete, it is time for the final stage of consultation - the statutory Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and Redetermination Order (RSO) process.

We have pulled out the key points for each area of the route.

  1. Roseburn
  2. West Coates
  3. Haymarket

You can get more information, including details of how to comment on the Council's CCWEL web page and from the Council's Traffic Orders page.  Llook for TRO 17/91 and RSO 18/05.

Please respond to the council, highlighting your likes and concerns, by 18th May.

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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 West-East Cycle Link.

  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 listened to feedback, and the approved designs addressed key concerns.

Join our Group — membership is free

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.Read more

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