• Portobello Community Council
  • c/o 14 Rosefield Avenue
  • Portobello
  • EH15 1AU

Edinburgh Road Closures

Posted on: May 20th, 2020

Last week, the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee discussed a report outlining a city-wide plan for significant changes to the road network to create additional space for people who walk, cycle or use wheelchairs, prams, pushchairs or small mobility vehicles. This is in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the availability of extra funding support from the Scottish Government to tackle these challenges.

The Council now wants to hear residents’ and stakeholders’ views on which streets could benefit from limiting vehicular access to create more spaces for people to facilitate improved physical distancing. You can read the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee report and keep up to date on the latest changes and proposals on the Council’s website here, but residents and local groups are asked to email their suggestions and comments about road closures directly to the Council on spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk.