Overall, the concept design and reallocation of road space on the streets prioritises the movement of people on foot, bikes and buses. The existing service buses are allowed throughout, except for Forrest Road, with bus movements diverted to two-way on Bristo Place.
General traffic will be allowed on all streets as normal except for Forrest Road, Candlemaker Row and Bank Street.
On Forrest Road, all traffic will be prohibited except for access for residents of the street and time limited loading and servicing (9.30am to 12.30pm).
On Bank Street, general traffic is prohibited via a bus gate which is to be operational between 6am and 10pm – with access only permitted for buses, black cab taxis, cycles and residents who live on the streets.
On Candlemaker Row, between Market Street and George IV Bridge, only the current number two bus service is permitted. Loading on this stretch of Candlemaker Row will be limited to the hours of 6.30am to 10.30am in the northbound direction only.
Victoria Street, which is part of the wider Edinburgh City Centre Transformation proposals, will be pedestrianised.
On Market Street, at the junction with Jeffrey Street general traffic is prohibited via a bus gate which is to be operational between 6am and 10pm – with access only permitted for buses, black cab taxis and cycles.