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21 April 2023 at 15:58 #13882Grange PlanningKeymaster
A suite of action plans designed to support the delivery of the City Mobility Plan to 2030 (CMP) were approved for consultation by councillors in December and February.
Together, the Active Travel, Public Transport, Parking, Road Safety and Air Quality Action Plans aim to create cleaner, greener, safer, more accessible and affordable travel choices, while reinforcing the Capital’s Net Zero 2030 goals.
Each of the plans sits under the emerging Circulation Plan and its associated Streetspace Allocation Framework, which underpin the transition towards a less congested, more liveable, healthy and sustainable city.
Feedback is sought on all of the plans collectively, including via an online survey, public drop-ins, focus group and key stakeholder discussions and a toolkit to support community group involvement.
The consultation will run until 9 July and outcomes will be reported to the Transport and Environment Committee later this year, culminating in the finalisation of each plan.
Respondents to the survey can share their views on proposals and priorities in a range of areas, including making streets more accessible, improving public transport and active travel networks, as well as achieving ambitious road safety targets and creating people-friendly, thriving neighbourhoods and shopping streets.
CMP actions support Edinburgh’s Net Zero 2030 target and aim to help drive down the number of kilometres travelled by car in the city by 30% by 2030, reduce air pollution and improve public health.1 June 2023 at 11:07 #14423Grange PlanningKeymaster
As part of the consultation outlined above, the Council is seeking views on five draft actions plans which aim to:
- make Edinburgh’s streets accessible for everyone
- improve public transport and active transport networks
- fully join-up the cycle network
- deliver a people-friendly city centre including vibrant shopping streets
- create safer, thriving neighbourhoods
- achieve ambitious road safety targets, including zero fatalities on our road network by 2030
- [reduce] harmful emissions across the city.
Each of these five action plans has been prepared to support the delivery of the approved City Mobility Plan (CMP):
1. Active Travel Action Plan
2. Public Transport Action Plan
3. Road Safety Action plan
4. Parking Action Plan
5. Air Quality Action Plan
In addition to those five action plans, the Council is also seeking views on an emerging Future Streets framework which outlines how it can make changes to the allocation of limited street space to improve our streets and provide a more welcoming environment for everyone. Progress on this work to date has been reported to the Transport and Environment Committee in stages most recently in February 2023.
You can find more detail on the five draft action plans and the emerging Future Streets framework here.
The Council is undertaking a range of activities to maximise opportunities for everyone to share their views on these plans. As part of this it is holding a series of public drop in events spread across the city. Some of the key areas it is keen to discuss include:
6. The challenges and difficult decisions required to deliver the CMP objectives with limited street space.
7. The key priorities across each of the five draft action plans – focussing on proposed actions which build on commitments already approved in the CMP
8. Any potential gaps across the five draft action plans.
The dates, times and locations for the public drop ins are as follows:
Tuesday 30th May Leith Library 15:00-19:00
Wednesday 31st May Gilmerton Library 15:00-19:00
Monday 5th June South Queensferry Library 14:30-18:30
Tuesday 6th June Blackhall Library 15:00-19:00
Wednesday 7th June Piershill Library 15:00-19:00
Friday 9th June City Art Centre 13:00-17:00
Saturday 10th June City Art Centre 10:00-16:00
Monday 12th June Currie Library 15:00-19:00
Tuesday 13th June Granton primary school 15:15-19:00
Wednesday 14th June Wester Hailes Education Centre 15:00-19:00
Tuesday 20th June Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre 15:00-19:00
Thursday 21st June Ratho Community Centre 15:00-19:00
Views can also be expressed by completing the questionnaire on the Council’s Consultation Hub.29 June 2023 at 09:29 #14599Grange PlanningKeymaster
The Council remains keen to get input from residents about its action plans. It has therefore created this Consultation Information Pack, which is designed to:
- Aid understanding of and gain feedback on the suite of draft action plans covering Active Travel, Public Transport, Road Safety, Air Quality and Parking and an emerging ‘Future Streets Framework’ to help us make difficult decisions when allocating limited space on our streets;
- Provide an overview of the city’s challenges including the climate emergency, population growth, air pollution and congestion, and why change is necessary to tackle those challenges
- Support Community Councils and other community groups across the city in discussing these plans
- Encourage completion of the online consultation survey, which closes on 9th July.
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