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Edinburgh City Centre Transformation ‘Meadows to George Street – Places to People’, Edinburgh

Event organised by ICE

27 February 2020

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Paul Matthews from Aecom will provide a talk about Edinburgh Council’s ‘Meadows to George Street – Places to People’ project ( This project will be one of the first major building blocks of the Council’s proposed City Centre Transformation which was approved in 2019.

This presentation will cover the proposed large restructuring of the traffic system and streets through the route which spans the city’s historic Old and New Towns within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This includes pedestrianising of streets, high quality public realm and placemaking, creating new safe cycle routes and altering the flow of traffic and public transport throughout these areas.

Designing a scheme of such complexity raises various new challenges. These include careful balance of needs for all users and impacts on wider networks; extensive stakeholder engagement; progressive street/roads design to achieve place and people focused spaces; and a sensitive design approach which balances the historic and cultural value of the area.

There is a huge amount of interesting civil engineering, traffic modelling, urban design and stakeholder engagement involved in this Edinburgh based project, which will be fully discussed at this event.

Further information

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Lynn Dow