Route 1 West

Milton Road East to New Street

Why this route?

  • This is the first step in providing an improved link into Musselburgh town centre and to link Musselburgh and Portobello.
  • This would connect into route 2 at New Street, providing a safe link between Musselburgh and the Milton Road East junction.
  • Route 1 West and route 1 East offer the potential to transform the heart of Musselburgh and create a destination for people walking, wheeling and cycling.
  • A well-connected High Street will attract local people to it, as well as visitors.
  • This would create a more vibrant and prosperous town centre for businesses and resident.

    View the proposals

    • Watch the videos below to see a flyover visualisation of Options A and B
    • Scroll down this page to view the plans for Option A and B for this route

    Route Visualisations

    In these two videos you can see each of the two options for this route. Both videos show an animated flyover, starting at the west of the route, moving towards the east. Below the video player, you can click on the two thumbnails to switch between Options A and B.

    If you wish to see detailed plans of the whole route, you can scroll down and click on the small map images to expand the large version of each of the options.

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    View Video A Description

    This video is an animated flyover of Route 1 West Option A.

    The general treatment is for a continuous bi-directional protected cycle lane.

    The video starts with an overview map of Musselburgh. Route 1 west appears as a red line running east between Milton Road East and New Street.

    Text states that consultation on Route 1 East will take place later in 2021.

    The flyover view starts at the Milton Road East junction.

    Text notes that detailed plans for the junction can be viewed.

    We follow Edinburgh Road east with the sea our left.

    A bi-directional cycleway runs along the north side of Edinburgh Road.

    A raised table is shown at an access to a residential area on the left to allow pedestrians to cross easily

    Some existing parking is removed on the south side of the road; in other locations it is formalised in painted parking boxes.

    Bus stops on the north side of the road have changed to floating bus stops.

    The bi-directional cycleway continues on the north side of Edinburgh Road.

    An existing parking layby is retained outside a terrace of houses west of New Street and access to driveways protected.

    The bellmouth of New Street is narrowed where it joins Edinburgh Road.

    The cycle lane is shown continuing beyond New Street but this is part of Route 1 East which will be consulted on later in 2021.

    The animation fades at New Street which is the end of Route 1 West.

    View Video B Description

    This video is an animated flyover of Route 1 West Option B.

    The general treatment is for with-flow protected cycle lanes.

    The video starts with an overview map of Musselburgh. Route 1 west appears as a red line running east between Milton Road East and New Street.

    Text states that consultation on Route 1 East will take place later in 2021.

    The flyover view starts at the Milton Road East junction.

    Text notes that detailed plans for the junction can be viewed.

    We follow Edinburgh Road east with the sea our left.

    With-flow protected cycle lanes run along the both sides of Edinburgh Road.

    The existing bus stop outside No. 39 Edinburgh Road is removed.

    Kerbside parking opposite Murdoch Green is removed but access to driveways is retained.

    The existing bus stop on the south side of Edinburgh Road is relocated from the west to the east of Maitland Park Road.

    The bus stops on both sides of the road near Maitland Park Road have changed to floating bus stops.

    The with-flow cycle lanes continue on both sides of Edinburgh Road.

    An existing parking layby is retained outside a terrace of houses west of New Street and access to driveways protected.

    The bellmouth of New Street is narrowed where it joins Edinburgh Road.

    The cycle lanes are shown continuing beyond New Street but this is part of Route 1 East which will be consulted on later in 2021.

    The animation fades at New Street which is the end of Route 1 West.

    Close Video Description

    Route 1 West – Milton Road East to New Street

    Option A

    Option B

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    consultation by clicking on the link below