Work to begin soon on urban realm improvements to Leith’s Shore

CONSTRUCTION work is beginning soon, on urban realm improvements to the Shore area of Leith, in Edinburgh – to make the streets more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

The work – starting on April 10 – is expected to be completed by towards the end of June, and includes improved pedestrian crossings, planting and seating in newly-created pedestrian spaces, community-inspired artwork and ‘pavement decluttering’

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here, of what is being called Leith Connections: “This is alongside new traffic layouts in several of the streets to prioritise people travelling by foot, wheel or bike.

“These include the closure of Sandport Place Bridge to motor traffic, bus gates at the Shore and Links Place and modal filters to prevent through traffic in some areas.

“All residential and business properties will still be accessible by motor vehicle, while blue badge parking will be unaffected.

“Leith Connections designs draw from two years of engagement (as noted, here) with the community and local stakeholders, encompassing online co-design workshops, public drop-in sessions and focused meetings.

“Some of the measures, those to the east of the Shore, will be implemented on a trial basis under an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO).”

Picture credit: The City of Edinburgh Council

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