Spotlight shines on Edinburgh district as a possible ’20-minute neighbourhood’

VIEWS are being sought on how to turn a busy district on the west side of Edinburgh into a ’20-minute neighbourhood’, where most of life’s essentials are within reach of a short walk or cycle trip.

The local authority has chosen the district of Gorgie/Dalry, as part of a city-wide investigation into 20-minute neighbourhoods.

Says a city council announcement, here: “In partnership with local communities and businesses across Edinburgh, The City of Edinburgh Council is working to develop a network of healthier, greener and thriving neighbourhoods where everyone can access key services and amenities by a short walk, wheel, cycle or trip on public transport.”

The announcement adds: “The initial engagement to prepare a plan for Gorgie Dalry town centre has been designed to roll out alongside planned road renewal projects to minimise potential disruption. It will start by focussing on Dalry and local schools, before looking at Gorgie in more detail in the future.”

A consultation exercise is underway, both in-person and online (with the latter operating a deadline of the 15th of next month).

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