Controlled Parking Zones coming to Leith

3 Mar 2023

Phase 1 (green in the maps below) will start getting lanes painted and ticket machines installed from this Monday 6th March. However it will not go live until much later in the year.

Phase 2 areas (in blue) will be monitored for the first year after Phase 1 goes live before a decision is made whether the CPZ gets rolled out there. This is to see what the impact on those areas will be.

The Council began a review in response to communities across the city asking to tackle parking problems, particularly double-parking around Dalmeny Street and buses unable to get through Pilrig. Residents in some areas told the Council that the lack of parking controls makes it difficult for them and their visitors to park near their homes.

Cllr Caldwell has previously received assurances that new furniture will be kept to a minimum and as much signage as possible will be on the sides of buildings, where there's agreement, instead of getting their own sign posts. The Lib Dems also won commitments for Rossie Place and Abbeyhill Colonies to be reviewed after six months, given it will be in a different zone from the rest of Easter Road.