To centre on four strategic priorities: enhancing public transport, people-friendly streets, planning new developments and managing demand
Edinburgh’s Draft City Mobility Plan (CMP) has been published, and it sets out a 10 year vision for mobility and transport in the city, reinforcing the Council’s ambition of making Edinburgh carbon neutral by 2030 and responding to evolving demands.
The draft plan is said to rethink the way people, goods and services move around the city and is aligned to the forthcoming City Plan 2030, the Council’s second Local Development Plan, which aims to transform the city’s development to sustainably manage Edinburgh’s growth.
Council Leader, Adam McVey, said: “We’re already making great strides towards reducing carbon emissions in Edinburgh but, if we are to achieve our 2030 target, now is the time to be even bolder and more ambitious. The City Mobility Plan offers a radical, 10 year plan to transform transport in the Capital, achieving the kind of change we need by expanding use of bus, tram, rail, walking and cycling to provide the best quality of life for everyone.
“What’s crucial to any strategy, however, is buy-in of our residents and those who travel into the Capital to work and visit. Everyone needs to play their part and I look forward to engaging with the public as we progress a fin.