Edinburgh City Centre Transformation
Meadows to George Street builds upon the Council’s Active Travel Action Plan and the strategic aims of the City Vision and City Mobility Plan which supports the city’s aim to be net zero carbon by 2030 and helps the city’s economic recovery. Having been developed in co-ordination with the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Strategy, it forms a key part of the proposal, as well as integrating with the George Street and First New Town project at Hanover Street and from George Street to the west of the city via the City Centre West to East Link.
At the heart of the World Heritage Site, and spanning the new and old towns, the project is vital to improving streets that connect some of Edinburgh’s most iconic places: Greyfriars, the Meadows, the Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, the Grassmarket and the Scottish National Gallery. For cycling, it provides the missing link to the city centre from the existing cycle network to the east, south and south west parts of the city.