More cycle racks are to be installed in the city to increase the amount of bike parking available.
233 racks (which means 466 spaces) will be installed in the city on many key routes including Princes Street, Leith Walk and Nicolson Street. (full list below)
During 2016 some 400 racks were already installed across the city to meet public demand. Improvements
Transport and Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, said: “We are absolutely committed to encouraging cycling as a healthy, sustainable and environmentally-friendly mode of transport in Edinburgh.
“The public have told us that access to parking is really important when considering travel by bike and that’s why we’re installing these brand new racks, which have already proven popular in the first phase of the roll-out.
“We now plan to introduce racks to some of the city’s most-visited streets to enable cyclists the opportunity to experience all that’s on offer by bike.”
Improvements will be made to Forrest Road to remove street clutter, replace trees and add new bike racks
The move is being funded jointly by the council and Sustrans on behalf of Transport Scotland.
This year the council is spending 9% of its Transport budget on cycling and this will rise to 10% next year. According to Edinburgh by Numbers 2016 58% of city residents who work or study in Edinburgh commute on foot, by bike or public transport.
Bike racks will be installed at:
Blackford Pond (entrance)
Great Stuart Street
Davidson Mains Main Street
Junction of Dalry Road and Balgreen Road
East Market Street
Falcon Road West
Great Junction Street
Home Street (Lochrin Place)
Main Street, Kirkliston
Saughtonhall Drive (western corner)
St John’s Road
St Patrick Square
Photo by John Knox