A charity that has been working to transform an ill-used and vehicle dominated street in Edinburgh for over 14 years is giving the local community a sneak peek at its plans.
The Causey Development Trust has revealed artist impressions of what The Causey (a street with historic significance in Edinburgh South) could look like, when the proposal currently sitting with the Scottish Government Department of Environmental Assessment (DPEA) gets the green light.
The first of the artist’s impressions looks down West Crosscauseway from Nicholson Street and using digitally created characters, draws attention to the proposed design that features a two-way bike system, plenty of space for pedestrians and makes way for trees, benches and neighbourliness.
The second impression looks from The Causey towards Nicholson Street, highlighting the change from a two-way, car dominated rat run, to a tranquil throughway for pedestrians and cyclists and hinting at the benefit to business spruced up shop fronts.
The City of Edinburgh Council supports CDT’s aims and the design proposed for The Causey.
David Wood, The Causey Development Trust chair, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to share these amazing visualisations of our plans for The Causey with both the local community and wider Edinburgh public thanks to the fantastic work undertaken by Robert and his team at Wee Dog media.
“Given the impact of Covid-19 on how we work and interact, there has never been a more important time to prioritise people by creating spaces that are safer and greener and cater to the needs of the whole community.”
By reconfiguring The Causey, reducing the volume of vehicles passing through the street and creating two way cycling, CDT says it promote safer everyday walking and cycling.