Living Streets wants Edinburgh to be healthier, cleaner and less congested – by making walking safer, more pleasant and the easiest option for short journeys we can make change happen.
Our campaign is about conserving Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage site, and rethinking our public spaces.
There's a lot going on in Edinburgh - find out what and how you can get involved to make it a world-leading walking city.
West Crosscauseway (otherwise known as The Causey) is a street that runs east-west and historically links two of the principal roads running south out of town. Members of the local community have been working at grassroots level to transform a neglected, car dominated cityscape into a vibrant, people-friendly place that celebrates the history and spirit of the Southside of Edinburgh.
We are asking you to support The Causey project and send messages encouragement as they face the next stage in planning. Find out more and how to take action to make your voice heard.
Picardy Place is a crucial part of Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage site. The area is already traffic dominated and pedestrians are being overlooked with these plans that prioritise cars over people.
What needs to happen?
• The council needs to put people on foot at the heart of their transport policy.
• The plans should make it easier for people to cross roads using direct routes and following desire lines.
• People on foot and cyclists need their own dedicated space so they are not brought into conflict for space.
• Pavements need to be wide enough for pedestrians, pushchairs and people with disabilities.
• Public space needs to be protected.
Please take two minutes to share your views using some of our suggestions and email the Convener of the Transport & Environment Committee about their decision to introduce a three way roundabout to the Picardy Place area.
The current Picardy Place environment is highly sub-standard for walking, so investment in upgrading is welcome, but this should be done in a way which retains important public spaces – and without creating a new set of problems for people on foot.
A design that puts so much emphasis on traffic movement will inevitably compromise the convenience and safety of walking and cycling.
Edinburgh is visually stunning, but its poorly maintained streets and pavements and lack of pedestrian areas let the city down.
Rival cities including Dublin, Oslo, Barcelona are taking traffic out the city centre and creating new places for walking and public life.
Bold proposals on walking are needed if Edinburgh is to maintain its status as a great place to live and visit.
Living Streets is calling on the mayor and local councillors in a selection of major UK cities to pledge to make their cities healthier, cleaner and less congested by making our streets safe and inviting for everyone to walk.