What's happening with Elm Row?

9 Jul 2024
Elm Row through heras fencing

Plants and natrual landscaping

There have been delays from planting, however the areas around the clock are still to be completed. These have not been forgotten about and Councillor Caldwell will post updates when he has them.

Bike lane move

The biggest change coming to Elm Row is moving both directions of the bike lane to the shops side of the trees as outlined on the relevant Transport and Environment committee report. This has been pushed for for a while and is primarily to reduce bus passengers having to cross two different lanes, and to stop one of the bus stops from being marooned between the two lanes. Design work is underway and this will not be completed for another few months.

Reduced parking spaces

The moval of the bike lane as outlined above will mean a reduction of 16 parking spaces to 8.

London Road left turn

The Council have approved the reinstatement of the left turn from Leith Walk / Elm Row onto London Road. This was primarily being looked at to mitigate congestion at Picardy Place. However Councillor Caldwell has been raising concerns of the impact this banned turn has had on both Dalmeny Street and Albert Street, which are densely populated residential streets which have bore the impact of drivers travelling eastwards from Leith Walk. This will be a few months away as a formal Traffic Regulation Order process will need to be completed. More details directly from the Council can be found on the edinburgh.gov.uk report.

Cycle parking

Councillor Caldwell is aware that this is a much requested feature. As such, the Trams to Newhaven Project and Active Travel departments are currently looking at the most optimal locations for Sheffield stands.

Benches washed down

Councillor Caldwell has requested that the new benches are jetwashed and the green marks removed.

This website uses cookies

Like most websites, this site uses cookies. Some are required to make it work, while others are used for statistical or marketing purposes. If you choose not to allow cookies some features may not be available, such as content from other websites. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the website to function properly.
Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.
Marketing cookies are used by third parties or publishers to display personalized advertisements. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.