LEZ Consultation: more polluting traffic for Holyrood Park

City of Edinburgh Council is currently consulting on the LEZ and it’s proposed boundary: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-emission-zone/ While we are in support of the LEZ, Car Free Holyrood Park is concerned that the boundary as proposed will increase traffic in the park, which will negatively impact this historic site, SSSI and park users’ experience. Summary We stronglyContinue reading “LEZ Consultation: more polluting traffic for Holyrood Park”

Inclusive and Equitable Access in Holyrood Park, Part 2

As a highly visible space adjacent to Scottish Parliament, there is a real opportunity and need to model best practice in Holyrood Park with regards to health and wellbeing, active transport and inclusivity.  Part 1 of this blog post concluded that the status quo of allowing motorised through-traffic in Holyrood Park is not accessible, inclusiveContinue reading “Inclusive and Equitable Access in Holyrood Park, Part 2”

Inclusive and Equitable Access in Holyrood Park, Part 1

As a highly visible space adjacent to Scottish Parliament, there is a real opportunity and need to model best practice in Holyrood Park with regards to health and wellbeing, active transport and inclusivity.  Part 1 of this blog explains how the full closure to private motorised through-traffic improves the park experience for many groups withContinue reading “Inclusive and Equitable Access in Holyrood Park, Part 1”

Road Casualties in Holyrood Park

How many casualties caused by motorised through-traffic is acceptable in a park? Local residents regularly experience incidents of dangerous driving on the private Park roads, including speeding, cars driving too close to people on bikes, and failure to yield at the single zebra crossing. In a recent consultation, residents identified speeding as the top barrierContinue reading “Road Casualties in Holyrood Park”

Holyrood Park Roads: History, Regulations and Management

History Prince Albert’s 1844 reforms made the Holyrood Park road network as we know it today, adding a circular route for carriages around Arthur’s Seat later called Queen’s Drive. The roads in Holyrood Park are not part of the City of Edinburgh road network and are outwith the maintenance and control of the City ofContinue reading “Holyrood Park Roads: History, Regulations and Management”

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