12th October 2020

Corstorphine Placemaking Exercise 2016

In September 2016 a major Placemaking exercise was carried out by Corstorphine Community Council, both in person and online, in an attempt to gather the views of residents towards various aspects of living and working in the area.

Members of the public who attended were asked a series of questions, each one scored on scale from 1-7: 1 was WORST EVER and 7 NOTHING TO IMPROVE.

Those results and opinions were forwarded to Edinburgh Council and other appropriate bodies for consideration regarding the future of the area.

Perhaps the most common feeling was that there was serious concern over St. John’s Road being the most polluted road in Scotland.

At the CCC meeting in October 2016 a question was asked: What do you think would be best solution to this problem? The answer was: Make Corstorphine pedestrianised.

Attendees decided certain things could be done in this direction.

  • rat runs could be addressed with bollarding,
  • close off residential streets,
  • reduce the types of traffic using main roads,
  • introduce walking or cycling areas for school children,
  • increase time for pedestrians crossing lights at the White Lady. Drivers will find other routes to avoid long waits.


Corstorphine Placemaking Exercise Graphic Results are available here

Corstorphine Placemaking Exercise Online Results are available here

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