Holyrood Park: Spaces for People Consultation Report

Published: 30 August 2020

Executive Summary 

1. Of 4,000 comments made by Edinburgh residents in a recent consultation, all top 5 most-agreed comments across the platform were about Holyrood Park, and 9 out of the top 10 most-agreed comments were about Holyrood Park. The Park received 99 comments and nearly 2,000 agreements, showing vastly greater public engagement than the areas where CEC have implemented Spaces for People measures. This reflects both huge public interest in Holyrood Park and a great need for improvements for walking, wheeling and cycling. 

2. The most frequently reported problems in Holyrood Park are the speed and volume of traffic. 

3. Closing the park roads to vehicles is the most popular proposed solution to these issues, with 3 in every 4 contributions either suggesting or agreeing with this idea.

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