Open Streets

Accessibility information

The following streets will be closed to cars and other vehicles from 12pm to 5pm, except for blue badge holders and bicycles. 

  • Blackfriars Street (between High Street and New Skinner’s Close) 
  • Canongate (between St Mary/Jeffrey Street and the west side of Reid’s Close)
  • Cockburn Street 
  • Cranston Street 
  • Grassmarket (pedestrian zone between West Bow and King’s Stables Road) 
  • High Street 
  • Lawnmarket 
  • New Street 
  • Niddry Street 
  • Old Tolbooth Wynd 
  • St Giles’ Street 
  • Victoria Street 
  • West Bow

There will be barriers in place for everyone’s safety. Events staff will manage access to the area for emergency vehicles and blue badge holders. Open Streets wants to ensure that taxi operators can meet the needs of customers during the closure period too.  The team are fully committed to facilitating access for people with a disability and want to help identify options that will work safely on arrival.

Ahead of each Open Streets event, we will also provide information on help and support available on the day, accessible toilets, and quieter spaces.

You can contact the Open Streets team on