One-way system in Edinburgh city centre to be part of 12-month trial
The pavement on the road will be extended and a two-way cycle route will be implemented on George Street.
A one-way system on Edinburgh’s George Street will be introduced as part of a 12-month trial.
The pavement on the road will be extended, with events to be held on the increased pedestrian space. A two-way cycle route will also be implemented on the street.
Plans for the new traffic system in the city centre were originally going to include a one-way system on Princes Street but during the initial trial it will remain two-way.
During August, a trial took place of a one-way system on George Street, with footpaths extended and a Speigeltent set up in the middle of the road.
After a consultation, the 12-month trial was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport and Environment Committee on Tuesday.
Any changes to traffic on Princes Street will be considered after the trams are up and running in May 2014.
The plans were drawn up in response to a report by Gehl Architects in 2010 which highlighted the need to "enhance pedestrian space" in the capital.
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