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.
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
Walking & Cycling Hotspot
The project will transform one of the most car dominated parts of Edinburgh into a walking and cycling hotspot.
timelineThese are some of the key milestones for the West Edinburgh Link project.
West Edinburgh Active Travel Network is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17
Data collection, technical surveys and route appraisals carried out; West Edinburgh Active Travel Network renamed West Edinburgh Link
Public consultation on concept designs and planned route takes places across West Edinburgh
On-going consultation and design work
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