Residents may have taken part in one of the Rejuvenating Roseburn consultation events on the future of the area around the Old Colt Bridge and Murrayfield Avenue. These included workshop sessions with Roseburn Primary pupils and a public exhibition on the Bridge itself.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Gillian Gloyer commented: "It was great to see genuine consultation with the local community on the best use for this area. I especially liked seeing the drawings which the school kids produced to illustrate their ideas."
A more detailed design is now being developed which will seek a balance between green space, for relaxing and playing, and flexible space for outdoor events such as farmers' markets. There will be further consultation on that draft design in February. You can read a summary of the feedback and follow the consultation process at http://edinburgh.gov.uk/RejuvenatingRoseburn.
The Rejuvenating Roseburn project is linked to the cross-city cycleway plan known as the City Centre West-East Link (CCWEL). Preliminary designs have been prepared for the section between Roseburn and Haymarket ('Section 1') and the plans were shared with the 'statutory consultees', who include Murrayfield Community Council, the emergency services and Lothian Buses.
The next stage is public consultation. The designs can be viewed on the city council's website (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/CCWEL) and there will also be community drop-in sessions. All local residents and businesses will be notified and will be able to submit their views and comments on the plans. This will be the last opportunity for members of the public to comment before the proposed traffic orders come before the council's transport committee.
Assuming the proposals are approved, construction is expected to start in 2019. Look out for further updates!