Meadows to George Street

Meadows to George Street

The project will see a major redesign of walking and cycling in the city, creating safe, coherent and attractive routes through the city centre.

direct cycle link

This project will create a direct cycle link between the Meadows and George Street, connecting the Old and New Towns along Hanover Street, The Mound, Bank Street, North Bank Street, George IV Bridge and Forrest Road.

Safe & Attractive

The project will create safe, coherent and attractive routes through the city centre.

project updates & events

  • Candlemaker Row Promo Graphic
    June 5, 2019
    Enlightening Candlemaker Row
    Join us as we pedestrianise one of Edinburgh most historic streets for a FREE family fun day of buskers, circus performers and incredible art installations on Sunday 9 June, 10am – 4pm.
  • July 16, 2018
    Edinburgh residents invited to feedback on Meadows to George Street active travel project
    Following the launch of the Meadows to George Street project at Edinburgh’s Summer Summit on the 21st June, City of Edinburgh Council and AECOM in partnership with Sustrans Scotland are currently gathering views to help improve walking, cycling, public spaces and accessibility for all along the route.
  • September 18, 2017
    Five Community Links PLUS projects win funding
    The Minister for Transport and Islands Humza Yousaf MSP, today announced that five ambitious active travel proposals from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness have been successful in the final judging of the Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition.

Strategic Infrastructure

With over one third of people in Edinburgh already cycling at least once a month and a total of 16.5 million bike journeys made annually, the implementation of strategic cycle infrastructure in this central location has the potential to greatly increase this level and encourage cycling as the favoured commute option city-wide.

“The expert panel who evaluated the bids were impressed by the local authorities’ high level of design and innovation”

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands