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

  • 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.


These are some of the key milestones for the Meadows to George Street project.
  • September 2017

    Meadows to George Street is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17

  • Winter 2017

    Feasibility design due to begin

  • Winter 2018

    Preliminary design due to begin

  • Autumn 2019

    Detailed design due to be begin

  • Autumn 2021

    Construction due to be completed

“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