Safety on bespoke route

Queensferry to Cramond cyclepathway with Cllr Lesley Hinds and Dalmeny schoolchildren
Queensferry to Cramond cyclepathway with Cllr Lesley Hinds and Dalmeny schoolchildren

Pupils from Dalmeny Primary tested out the city’s newly improved cycleway between Cramond and the Forth Road Bridge.

Youngsters took to the National Cycle Network Route 1 at Burnshot Wood, which has been widened, resurfaced and upgraded.

A new safety barrier with anti-glare technology has also been installed.

Completed last month, improvements are part of a £1.5 million scheme by the city council, in partnership with Transport Scotland via Sustrans, to enhance cycling and walking provision between Edinburgh and the Forth Road Bridge.

Next to the A90, the cycleway forms part of the council’s plans to deliver a ‘family-friendly’ network of cycle routes for younger, new or less confident cyclists.

Transport convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, who also tried out the new path, said: “I was delighted to try this safe and accessible route, which will open up cycling and walking opportunities for so many people travelling between Roseburn and the Forth Road Bridge.

“The A90 project is the result of years of partnership working between the council, Transport Scotland and Sustrans. It’s great to see this take shape for the benefit of the public.”

Transport Minister Derek Mackay said: “The A90 corridor is an extremely important part of the network, linking commuters from Fife and Edinburgh to workplaces along this route and providing a safer route for children to cycle to school.”