Share your views on Edinburgh city centre

The City of Edinburgh Council is asking people for their views on what the City Centre should be like in the future.

Sustrans, a national charity which promotes walking and cycling, has seconded a member of staff to the Council for a year to develop a plan for the future of the City Centre.

They have been working with Councillors and Council officers to develop a consultation document which is asking people’s views on: City Centre Transformation, which is described as an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre; the City Mobility Plan which replaces the current Transport Place; and Low Emission Zones, which asks how vehicle emissions could be reduced. This consultation document is called Edinburgh; connecting our city, transforming our places.

Commenting, City Centre Councillor Jo Mowat said, “These decisions will affect residents, so I would encourage everyone to get involved and look at the consultation. You can visit the consultation hub online here. Please follow me on Twitter @jomowat for updates, and I would be pleased to hear any thoughts you have.”

The Consultation opens today, and closes on 12th November. After the Consultation, a paper will be presented to Councillors which will report on the responses and the Council will decide whether or not to accept the recommendations made in the paper.

Jo added, “This is a big consultation and the results will affect the future of the City Centre – as residents you will have particular concerns and I urge you to fill it in. It would be great to hear from you on the contact details shown so I can ensure the issues you raise are taken into account.”