Leith Walk redesign October update

17 Oct 2023

The latest update from Councillor Jack Caldwell is as follows;

  • Bus shelters continue to be installed, with Foot of the Walk and Shrubhill recently going in.
  • Tree and bush planting on Elm Row and planters down Leith Walk should begin from November.
  • Council passed my amendment to start a street sign audit of surrounding streets just outwith the Trams to Newhaven scope.
  • We requested another update from the Council to produce an assessment on pavement parking hotspots and any more required loading bays.
  • I'm aware of 3 broken utility covers that are being tracked for repairs. Outside Pilrig Church, Shrubhill House & the Gateway Apartments at Elm Row.
  • Bike lane is set to open fully in coming weeks.
  • Once again at last week's Transport and Environment committee, my Amendment for a Leith Walk pavement parking update (including pedestrian protection, hotspots such as junctions, and potential new carriageway loading bays) isn’t on the agenda. We in the Edinburgh Liberal Democrats Council Group will be pushed for action on Report 8.5 to get this information.

As always, Trams to Newhaven have their latest info up on edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven

Councillor Jack Caldwell and the Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh are continuing to work with and scrutinise the ongoing project.

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