New: cycle parking and benches on Silverknowes Promenade

Following the completion of the new stretch of path from West Shore Road to Marine Drive, there are now benches and cycle parking has in a bid to make the promenade a proper destination, making it easier to be there by bike.

The cycle racks alongside the benches are pretty much a first on any of the routes in Edinburgh, recognising the fact that cyclists need somewhere to leave their bikes, even if it is just while they sit and look at the view. Going for a walk is a much better experience with some simple street furniture.

The landscaping will hopefully not be an afterthought, and bins might have been a welcome addition, but otherwise a welcome addition to completing and linking up Edinburgh’s off-street routes.

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