The Meadows to George Street project aims to transform the quality of walking, cycling, accessibility for all and public spaces on some of Edinburgh’s busiest streets: Hanover Street, the Mound, Bank Street, George IV Bridge, Candlemaker Row, Forrest Road, Bristo Place and Teviot Place.
The project builds upon the Council’s Active Travel Action plan, the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Strategy and integrates with the George Street and First New Town project at Hanover Street. Meadows to George Street is one of the winners of Sustrans Scotland’s 2017 Community Links PLUS (now called Places for Everyone) funding from Transport Scotland.
In 2018, we engaged with the public and stakeholder organisations to find out what they would like to see improved on these streets. Considering this feedback, and other surveys and modelling, we’re now proposing a concept design of: a segregated cycleway along the length of the route, wider footways and crossing points for pedestrians, new public spaces and significant changes to traffic on Forrest Road, Candlemaker Row and Bank Street.