Meadows to George Street

Our vision is to transform cycling, walking, public spaces and accessibility for all on some of Edinburgh’s busiest and most iconic streets making them even more attractive places to live, work and visit.

In doing so the project will provide key walking, wheeling and cycling improvements including new cycleways and widened footways from Teviot Place along Forrest Road, George IV Bridge and Hanover Street to George Street.

As an important part of the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Strategy, Meadows to George Street will be one of the first projects in the city to deliver major street improvements of this kind. This short video provides more information on the wider City Centre Transformation plans.

The project will also seamlessley connect with the George Street and First New Town project and City Centre West to East Link.

Project details

Plans for the project include new segregated cycleways, widened pavements, and pedestrian priority areas. We are proposing to close some streets to some types of traffic. Tree planting  and new public seating areas will also give people space to relax and socialise. Take a look at our detailed proposals.


Our Reasons

The project will bring great benefits for residents, businesses and visitors. Our final designs are built upon various stages of feedback and data gathering. Find out more about the benefits, and the feedback so far.

Traffic regulation and redetermination orders

The consultation period for the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and Redetermination Order (RSO) for the project has ended. Further details of the results of the consultation will be made available later in the year when a summary report is provided to the Transport and Environment Committee

Who, how and When

Lots of people have contributed to this major project. Find out about the project team, funding and timeline of what’s happening.


Questions and Answers

Our final designs are available to view. Find out our answers to key questions about the project.

Get In Touch

Waverley Court
4 East Market Street

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We will be sending out regular updates about the project’s progress, and as we make decisions based on your input. You can opt into these updates through the link below.