Plans being created to make Portobello town centre more accessible

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A survey has been launched to help shape plans to make it easier to access Portobello town centre by walking, wheeling, cycling, and public transport.

It comes as part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s 20-minute neighbourhood strategy, which aims to provide better access to local facilities and services across the capital.

The local authority said that the survey is an initial opportunity for people to give their views, with it informing the development of an initial plan for how the town centre could be improved.

Councillor Scott Arthur, transport and environment convener at the City of Edinburgh Council, said, “This all ties into our plans to reshape our transport network in order to cut congestion and reach net zero by 2030.

“Portobello town centre provides vital local services to communities across the east of Edinburgh and beyond, and we want to hear from everyone who uses the area. This is an initial opportunity for people to work with us and make sure their views shape the approach used to understand how the town centre could be better for them, however they use it.”

The survey will be available until mid-April and can be accessed by clicking here.