West Edinburgh Link

West Edinburgh Link

This project will transform the west of Edinburgh into high quality Dutch-inspired cycle and pedestrian friendly neighbourhood.

direct route

This project will see the creation of an attractive, direct and convenient cycling and walking route, connecting the Gyle and Edinburgh Park business districts to communities to the north and south.

Connecting Locations

The West Edinburgh Link will connect popular locations within a cycleable distance of 1-5km. These include the campuses of Edinburgh Napier and Heriot Watt univerisities; the Gyle shopping centre and business park; new housing developments at East Craigs and Cammo; and the existing communities of Stenhouse, Broomhouse, Saughton, Sighthill and Wester Hailes.

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.

Walking & Cycling Hotspot

The project will transform one of the most car dominated parts of Edinburgh into a walking and cycling hotspot.


These are some of the key milestones for the West Edinburgh Link project.
  • September 2017

    West Edinburgh Active Travel Network is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17

  • Winter 2018

    Data collection, technical surveys and route appraisals carried out; West Edinburgh Active Travel Network renamed West Edinburgh Link

  • Spring 2019

    Public consultation on concept designs and planned route takes places across West Edinburgh

  • 2020

    On-going consultation and design work

  • 2022

    Construction due for completion

"more people across Scotland will be able to enjoy the benefits of greener and healthier modes of transport"

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands