Green councillors seek assurances over Market Street cycle lane

Green councillors are concerned that a long-promised cycle lane on Market Street might be under the threat from changes at Waverley Station.

On Monday at Transport Committee councillors will discuss possible changes to parking and taxi-arrangements around Waverley Station, which, if adopted, will include more parking on Market Street leading up the Mound, with no mention that a cycle lane has already been planned and budgeted for there.

Green transport spokesperson, Councillor Nigel Bagshaw said:

“As part of making Edinburgh more cycle-friendly we need more dedicated cycle space. The cycle lane on Market Street has been planned for some time and we need a firm commitment that it will take priority over more car-parking.

“Some months ago the Green Group raised this with the former Transport Convenor but received no reply. I am looking to the new Administration to honour that promise.”