Thursday 18th February 2021,
North Edinburgh Community News

North Edinburgh residents views on active travel connections needed

North Edinburgh residents are being asked for their opinions and ideas on how to improve links between Pennywell Road parts of Ferry Road and West Granton Road could be improved for walking, cycling and wheeling. 

This includes proposals to make more room for walking cycling and wheeling as well as improving public areas and green spaces. 

They are now asking people from across Muirhouse, Pilton, Granton and Drylaw to contribute to the future of Pennywell Road and its links to existing paths at Crewe Toll, Gypsy Brae, Silverknowes and West Granton Access Road.

The council want ideas for linking up Pennywell Road to the current path network.

There is a dedicated Commonplace map which will be used to help identify existing problem areas and highlight the places it would be good to have more pedestrian crossings, green spaces or other improvements. 

This is a key project which the council will use to make changes to Pennywell Road and the surrounding area. 

This could mean changes for pupils at Craigroyston Community High School as well as Craigroyston Primary, Oakland Special School and Forthview Primary. 

This will also tie in with the new civic centre now being planned at the former Muirhouse Shopping Centre. 

Transport and Environment Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes said: “This project will create a much more welcoming, relaxed environment for those travelling on foot, bike or wheelchair. 

“Of course, we want any changes to work for all the people who live and spend time in this area, which is why we want to hear what they think and where improvements can be made.

“By sharing their thoughts and ideas they can help shape the final design, which will make travel to nearby schools, shops and local areas much easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists.”

Click here to visit the project website and give your ideas before the 17th January 2021.

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