The City of Edinburgh Council has drawn up plans to make improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure in the west of Edinburgh, including nearby to Sighthill campus. New paths and pedestrian crossings will connect up communities from East Craigs all the way down to Clovenstone. The project, known as the West Edinburgh Link, aims to transform walking and cycling in and around the area.

Some of proposals that will affect Edinburgh College include:

  • Removing parking on one side of Bankhead Avenue to build a segregated cycle lane.
  • Remvoing a lane of traffic from Wester Hailes Road to build a widened footpath and a segregated cycle lane.
  • Creating new pedestrian crossings on Wester Hailes Road and Calder Road.
  • Improving the feel of many footpaths and public areas through 'placemaking' (installing trees, benches, etc.).

The project team are keen to hear what local people think about the proposals. You can find out more about the plans on their website here: There is an online survey where you can give your views on the plans, or alternatively you can drop in to chat to the team in person on the following days:

Westside Plaza4th April12pm to 5:30pm
South Gyle Crescent25th April8am to 5:30pm
Gyle Shopping Centre27th April10am to 4pm


The deadline to respond to the consultation is 10th May 2019. After that, the design team will use the feedback to improve the plans and ensure they represent the views of local people.

Edinburgh College Students' Association will be submitting a report to the project team giving our views on the plans. If you would like to contribute to this, please email