January 2022

Tramline extension to Leith & Newhaven

  • For documents relating to the original tram project, airport to York Place, see this page.
  • See also Leith page.  This includes the Leith LTN and route FoTW-OT.
  • See also Leith Walk page.  It includes material from the pre-tram Leith Project.  Plans & info during tramworks are however below.
  • See also City Centre page.

2112 Leith Walk downhill cycleroute very unsatisfactory  Spokes submission to Council  25mm & 0mm kerbing on LW route  Compare 50mm kerbing on council-designed routes

2107 Landscape designs for entire route (final for construction, scanned copies)   C01 (Newhaven)  C02  C03  C04  C05  C06  C07  C08  C09  C10  C11  C12  C13  C14  C15 (Picardy/ London Rd) 

2106 Landscape designs for entire route (nearing final)  P03-1 (Newhaven)  P03-2  P03-3  P03-4  P03-5  P03-6  P03-7  P03-8  P03-9  P03-10  P03-11  P03-12  P03-13  P03-14  P03-15 (ends at York Place)   Note: Spokes has commented on these in detail, but at a meeting rather than in a document.

2106 Signalised junctions detailed designs – Leith Walk only

2105 Leith Walk temporary bidirectional bike route during construction – proposed closure till autumn  Spokes paper objecting.   People with no real alternative  pic1 pic2 [MMcD]

2010 Tramstop “prior approval” planning applications

2007 ‘Indicative Final Landscape Designs‘  Drawings giving a fairly thorough overall understanding of the entire route, though a lot of detail still awaited.   Download drawings here.

1809 Tram Extension second consultation [following the changes resulting from the initial 1803 consultation below]  Consultation page  Spokes response [pdf]  Our response uses the online survey questions, which were very limited, concerning only the abovementioned changes.  In particular the questions had little detail between Foot of Walk and Newhaven – our comments on that remain largely as in our 1804 response below and are not repeated in this response.

1809 Leith Walk during tramworks  Consultation on support for local businesses [link].  Consultation questions (council web page disappeared? but we saved the questions).  Spokes response [pdf].

1803-04 Tram Extension first detailed consultation

NB – these original plans were absolutely disastrous for Leith Walk, car lanes increased from 2 to 4, cyclists to be squeezed between parked vehicles and tramlines.  The public response was massive – see below.  As a result, the plans were drastically revised, [Spokes tweet, council news release] car lanes reduced and segregated unidirectional bike lanes promised on each side.  The details (so far) only became fully public when the revised scheme was then consulted on – see para 1809 above.