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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:

Athol Crescent
Bernard Street
Birtwell Crescent
Blackford Pond (entrance)
Brandon Street
Conference Square
Craigentinny Avenue
Craiglockhart Terrace
Elm Row
Eyre Place
Gorgie Road
Great Stuart Street
Henderson Place
High Street
Leith Walk
Castle Terrace
Causewayside
Charlotte Square
Davidson Mains Main Street
Dalry Road
Junction of Dalry Road and Balgreen Road
Drum Street
Dundas Street
East Market Street
Falcon Avenue
Falcon Road West
Forrest Road
Frederick Street
Great Junction Street
Holyrood Road
Home Street (Lochrin Place)
Lothian Road
Main Street, Kirkliston
Marchmont Road
Melville Street
Montague Street
Moubray Grove
Nicolson Street
Orwell Place
Picardy Place
Princes Street
Rose Street
Saughtonhall Drive (western corner)
Shandwick Place
Shore, Leith
Spottiswoode Street
Station Road
St John’s Road
St Patrick Square
Turnhouse Road
Waterloo Place
Wemyss Place
Waverley Bridge

 

Photo by John Knox