Since launching the Commonplace platform at the end of May along with a dedicated inbox, the city of Edinburgh received 4105 comments and ideas for making streets more accessible and welcoming. This will help to inform existing measures and those coming forward over the coming weeks and months.
Officers have been monitoring feedback and identifying trends, with key issues highlighted including traffic speeds, traffic volume and the need for wider pavements and cycles lanes to support easier movement by foot, bike and on wheels while physical distancing remains in place. People clearly want to see measures which focus on these areas and officers are working hard to design proposals which reflect this.
In the town centers,residents and businesses have called for wider pavements, parking restrictions and the reduction of street clutter to support the reopening of shops and other businesses. Plans will soon be coming forward which directly respond to these overarching issues, and any specific ideas will be used to refine projects where possible.