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

Proposed temporary segregated cycle infrastructure – Duddingston Road

Posted on: July 17th, 2020

From City of Edinburgh Council, Spaces for People team:

“Dear Councillors and Stakeholders

Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures

Proposed temporary segregated cycle infrastructure – Duddingston Road

Please be advised that as part of overall emergency measures we are proposing to create segregated cycle infrastructure to re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.   Duddingston Road provides access to two public parks, a primary school and a nursery and is a busy main route from Portobello into the City.

I have attached the proposed designs for the scheme.  In summary it shows:

  • Provision of protected cycling infrastructure on an arterial route to the city.
  • Improvement of active travel access to Figgate Burn path, Treverlen Park, St. John’s Primary School
  • Better connection from Portobello to the west
  • Provision of a segregated cycle path which will allow pupils to cycle safely to school

Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 1700hrs on Friday 24 July to spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk.

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 – spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk

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


On behalf of the Spaces for People Team