City Mobility Plan

About the City Mobility Plan

Draft City Mobility Plan – consultation update (25 March 2020)

We know the current health emergency is affecting everyone. We want everyone to have a chance to give their views on how people and goods will move around the city in the future. You can now respond to the draft City Mobility Plan, and associated environmental report, until 30 April 2020.


Waverley bridgeOverview

Across the world, progressive cities are embracing the global challenges of climate change and inequality with action and vision. To meet our ambition to be carbon neutral, we need re-think the way we move people and goods in and around Edinburgh. We need clean, safe, efficient, accessible and affordable ways of doing this.

We have made significant progress in the last ten years, however more of the same is not an option. Now is the time for bolder, more transformational action. Our ‘City Mobility Plan – draft for consultation’ is a ten-year strategy that sets out proposals to transform the way people, goods and services travel around the city.

Have your say

Our City Mobility Plan will set the strategic approach for how people and goods travel into, and around, our growing city, replacing the Council’s Local Transport Strategy.

Your views on the proposals in the draft City Mobility Plan are important as this is about the city we leave for generations to come. Our online consultation is open until 30 April 2020. Read the City Mobility Plan. We are also holding drop in events around the city where you can speak to our experts on both the City Mobility Plan and Choices for City Plan 2030 (our next local development plan). 


The City Mobility Plan is being prepared alongside the early stages of City Plan 2030 so that new development will improve choices for people to lead healthier lives, through improved provision for walking and cycling and better links to public transport. Regional activity will also feature in the strategy, given the impact of commuter travel on our transport network and Edinburgh’s important focus for retail and leisure.

The draft City Mobility Plan was approved by the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee on 16 January. Read the report and draft plan.

Edinburgh is part of a European network of cities dedicated to cleaner, better transport in Europe through the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan programme.