The City of Edinburgh Council has secured funding from Transport Scotland to explore the potential for an ‘active travel hub’ at the Capital’s Haymarket Station, a major transport interchange at the west end of the city centre.
One of Scotland’s busiest transport hubs, with thousands of people accessing all means of transport, from trains and buses to bikes and taxis every day, Haymarket Station is also a key milestone along the planned City Centre West to East Link, for which a final route was agreed last week.
Now a £10,000 feasibility study, 100% funded by Transport Scotland and being carried out on the Council’s behalf by consultants Capita Symonds, will examine the potential for Haymarket to become a ‘hub’ for active travel.
The Council has been in discussion with a number of stakeholders, including Abellio ScotRail, Sustrans and Cycling Scotland, about the proposals and a survey is now live seeking people’s views – and especially users of Haymarket Station – on what features they would want to see in such a ‘hub’.
The active travel hub survey is open for comments until Friday 6 January 2017. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PF9FDJK