Proposed pedestrianisation : May, June and July

The City of Edinburgh Council has published draft proposals for the first three Open Street events. These are in line with recommendations from Old Town Community Council (OTCC) and then some more. OTCC very much welcomes proposals.

The first three events, on Sunday 5 May, Sunday 2 June and Sunday 7 July will run from 12pm until 5.30pm.

Subject to traffic regulation orders and discussions with emergency services, the Royal Mile will be barricaded to traffic from the Lawnmarket all the way down to the Holyrood roundabout outside the Scottish Parliament. St Giles Street, Cockburn Street, Cranston Street, Niddry Street and part of New Street and Blackfriars Street will also be open to pedestrians.

The success of the City Council’s draft proposals will be measured in part, by the number of pedestrians in the areas baricaded off for their use. Insufficient interest will lead to the proposals not being extended.

Therefore, OTCC actively encourages residents families and friends to take full advantage of these unique opportunities to enjoy the Royal Mile, Grassmarket and surrounding areas.

Further details are available at The Edinburgh Reporter.

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