August 31 2016
Two options still on table for Roseburn segment of route
Members of Edinburgh Council’s Transport and Environment Committee have agreed to proceed with a proposed cycle route through the city centre. The City Centre West to East Link, which was formerly known as the Roseburn to Leith Walk cycle route, will be a protected cycle way to and through the city centre.
There remain two different options for the design of the Roseburn segment of the route with the majority of the city’s ‘Active Travel Forum’ members supporting Option A but a strong preference for Option B “amongst local businesses and Community Councils.”
Option A takes a more direct route through Roseburn, while Option B requires cyclists to cross main roads and then use a back route.
Campaign group Spokes proclaimed itself “gravely disappointed that the council is not immediately to press ahead with option A at Roseburn.”
A new working will be set up to try and resolve the issue.
Petitions for and against Edinburgh protected cycle route
The day before the council took its decision, Edinburgh cyclists staged a mass ride in support of Option A.