The Polwarth Pavement Project

In spring 2022, MCC received a grant from the City of Edinburgh Council to carry out a community engagement project focused on the pavements of Polwarth.  For the past 9 months, the project has focused on issues of pedestrian safety and public amenity at and near the Polwarth Roundabout — at the junction of Polwarth Gardens, Polwarth Crescent and Granville Terrace.  

The project team has now published its final report: the Polwarth Roundabout Report. The report proposes radical changes to the layout of the roundabout in order to improve safety, increase space for pavement users, reduce vehicle volume and speed, introduce much-needed facilities for cyclists, and ‘green’ the environment.  There are 11 key recommendations to the City Council — these are in the summary at the start of the report.

The report is the product of a long process of engagement through meetings with residents and businesses, a community survey, traffic counts and discussions with stakeholders including Police Scotland.  The project team is now actively engaging with officers in the City of Edinburgh Council, and with our Councillors, on the next steps. 

 Please contact us to give your views on the draft recommendations!  We will consider all comments carefully and revise the draft before submitting the final version to the City of Edinburgh Council.   

What’s next?

Keep an eye on this section for more news. We will update it as the project develops. And if you want to express your views or get involved, please contact us.

Keep going, Polwarth!

We’ve had a terrific response from local residents and businesses to our survey about safety…

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