Proposed Temporary Cycle Segregation – Slateford Road

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*UPDATE* The City of Edinburgh Council have notified us that “The closing date for comments to be submitted for the Slateford Road SfP proposals have been extended from 1700 hrs on Wednesday the 24 February to 1700 hrs on Monday 1 March 2021 to provide more time to consider the measures. We would also like to confirm that no floating bus stops are planned in these proposal. There is reference to a floating bus stop opposite Moat Terrace on drawing no. SLA-12727-1100-12 but this is incorrect.”

We received the following email from the City of Edinburgh Council Spaces for People Team on 17 February 2021:

Covid 19 Emergency Measures – Proposed Temporary Cycle Segregation – Slateford Road

Dear Councillor and stakeholders

Please be advised that as part of overall emergency measures we are proposing to implement segregated and advisory cycleways on Slateford Road to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements. 

This scheme proposes to connect existing projects on Lanark and Longstone Road, with those on Dundee Street and Fountainbridge to create a safe cycling route between the south west of the city and the city centre, as well as providing an alternative to the busy and congested Water of Leith path  and Canal towpath.

The proposed measures are:

  • Introduction of segregated cycleways where possible/required
  • Introduction of advisory cycle lanes where the geometry of the street does not allow for segregation
  • Removal of parking and loading from existing bus lanes to ensure these can be used effectively by bikes, as well as buses
  • Relocation of loading into side streets where required
  • Consideration of extending bus lane hours of operation.

Please send any comments relating to these proposals by 1700 hrs on Wednesday 24 February to

All feedback will be reviewed and where possible the scheme will be further refined. Feedback will be summarised in an assessment feedback form which will be presented to the Council Incident Management Team for approval. Please note that we will be unable to respond to individual emails.

If the proposal is approved for implementation, publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox will help us to manage any feedback around proposals –

The introduction of, or changes to, any restrictions will be implemented under emergency delegated decision-making powers using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.


Spaces for People Team

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