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Edinburgh New Town

   Aerial View of Edinburgh New Town with key to areas connected with the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management scheme

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Edinburgh New Town

Central Edinburgh

Traffic Management Scheme

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Removal of Restrictions  -  November 2005

The aerial view above covers the area most affected by the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management scheme proposals introduced in 2005.

The comments in the key below refer to the effect of the new scheme so far, at 10 November 2005.

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A

St Andrew's Square.  Easy to get in to from Princes Street but the only way out for traffic (except buses, taxis and cycles) is back into Princes Street at the same junction.

This restriction will be removed - Nov 2005

B

Broughton RoadRunning approximately north-west from the roundabout (extreme right, centre) towards Canonmills.  Broughton Street is now much busier.

C

Canonmills.  The former mini-roundabout has been replaced by traffic lights.  This junction is now much busier.

Ch

Charlotte Square.  Previously it was only the east and south sides of the square that had through traffic.  Now, the changes to Queensferry Street have removed through traffic from the south side of the square.

Road sign introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  George Street  -  Looking west towards Charlotte Square

D

Dundas Street Running approximately NNW from Hanover Street to Canonmills.  All through routes from Dundas Street to Rodney Street / Broughton Street have been either blocked or restricted.

Road sign introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  Looking east along Fettes Row from Dundas Street

F

Frederick Street / George Street junction Now controlled by bollards that prevent traffic entering the junction between .. am and .. pm.  This restriction has not been popular.

Road sign introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  Frederick Street looking south at the junction with George Street

This restriction will be removed - Nov 2005

G

George Street Running between St Andrew Square and Charlotte Square.  Only buses, taxis and cycles are now allowed to use the junctions into these squares.  Result:  street much quieter but many confused motorists.

Road sigs in introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  George Street  -  looking east towards the junction with Frederick Street

These restrictions will be removed - Nov 2005

H

Hanover Street / George Street.  A statue of George IV stands in the centre of this junction.  Traffic lights have now been installed at this junction. The traffic lights are very close together. There are 'do not enter boxes' and 'no u- turns' for cars entering from the north and south have been introduced   Motorists (including Donald Anderson,  the leader of Edinburgh Council, have found this junction to be  very confusing.

Road markings introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  Hanover Street, looking north at the junction with George Street

The traffic lights will be removed - Nov 2005

L

London Street.  The junction at the west end of London Street is now restricted to buses, taxis and cycles.  Motorists believe that this restriction is unreasonable.  Despite large road signs and road markings, they are continuing to use the junction.  In one survey, 500 motorists were counted passing through this junction in an hour.

Road sign introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  Drummond Place, looking south to the junction with London Street

These restrictions will be removed - Nov 2005

M

The Mound.  There are now restrictions on the traffic that may turn left onto Princes Street at the foot of the Mound.  Approaching Princes Street from the opposite direction, from Hanover Street, left and right turns are now allowed but not for most vehicles.

P

Princes StreetRunning approximately east-west.  One of the main objectives of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme was to remove westbound cars from Princes Street.  It was agreed, following consultation, to permit them in the evenings and overnight.

Road markings introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  Looking east along Princes Street from the junction with Hanover Street

S

Stockbridge.  The route along London Street was regarded as a natural route from Broughton to Stockbridge but this is no longer except for buses, taxis and cycles. Other traffic is now expected to go via Canonmills.

Q

Queensferry Street.  A through route has been created from Queensferry Street into Shandwick Place at the West End of Princes Street, but motorists are not allowed to use this route.

Road signs introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  Looking south-east along Queensferry Street from the junction with Melville Street

 

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