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Consultation on "Meadows to George Street - Streets for People" project
membershipPostMay 29, 2019, 15:22
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March 24, 2015, 10:28
Normal topicConsultation on "Meadows to George Street - Streets for People" project

I thought people would like to see this :


Meadows to George Street

A place for people – enlarge and improve the pedestrian space, creating a safe, vibrant place for people to live in and for all to enjoy.

Strengthen the qualities of these streets for people, in ways which respect and enrich the World Heritage Site.

Sustainable and inclusive transport – prioritise dedicated space for walking and cycling, access for people with a disability or impairment, and retain public transport access.

Resilient and adaptable space – a street design that can accommodate the changing needs of these streets by season, time of day and future years’ requirements.

A thriving economy – enhance the streets as places where visitor destinations and businesses of all sizes can prosper.

    Pedestrianisation of Forrest Road
    Pedestrian priority on Candlemaker Row
    Expansion and improvement of the public space around Greyfriars Bobby
    Seating at key spaces and viewpoints along the streets
    New public spaces on the Mound and Bank Street
    New trees and greening
    High quality materials in keeping with cultural heritage of the area
    Exploring opportunities to incorporate play and child friendly element to the streets
    Inclusive design to ensure access for all

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ArbeePostMay 29, 2019, 15:26
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September 24, 2013, 10:10
Normal topicConsultation on "Meadows to George Street - Streets for People" project

As a new cyclist … I like it.

JohnPPostFebruary 26, 2021, 14:02
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February 18, 2021, 21:04
Normal topicConsultation on "Meadows to George Street - Streets for People" project

As an older cyclist, it's not a problem for me (mostly - but sometimes I do still need to drive). A lot of people can't cycle, and this will be a disaster for them. Shutting off Forrest Road is madness in terms of being able to get from South Edinburgh to the New Town.

MLewisPostMarch 1, 2021, 17:20
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February 12, 2020, 10:07
Normal topicConsultation on "Meadows to George Street - Streets for People" project

JohnP, you wrote "Shutting off Forrest Road is madness ". Forrest Road will not be "shut off". It will still be open for pedestrians and cyclists. For those who must drive, Bristo Place will be open and two-way. For traffic coming from town, it won't be any different from the present situation. For traffic in the other direction, there will be a short detour via Teviot Place. I admit that that might slighly increase the length of the journey, which some might find inconvenient. But it's hardly "madness".


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