Final designs agreed for new Meadows-to-George Street route

FINAL designs have been agreed that will see changes made to the road, walking and cycling infrastructure connecting the Meadows area of Edinburgh to the city centre.

The designs will take the new infrastructure right into the city’s George Street, which is itself the subject of a design overhaul.

The route takes in Forrest Road, George IV Bridge (pictured) and The Mound.

Says an announcement released by The City of Edinburgh Council (here): “Plans include segregated cycleways, wider pavements and pedestrian priority areas and have drawn on feedback received through various stages of public and stakeholder engagement since 2018. We’re aiming to begin construction in early 2024 and, once complete, Meadows-to-George-Street will integrate with the forthcoming George Street and First New Town scheme at Hanover Street, which is scheduled for a construction start later in 2024.”

Among the changes following the consultation is switching a proposed two-way cycle route into two, one-way paths, on either side of a road in the middle.

Construction work has already begun on new cycling infrastructure, traversing the city, west to east, from Roseburn Terrace to York Place (reported, here).

Picture credit: The City of Edinburgh Council