Most Leithers can’t have failed to notice the progress the council is making in repairing Constitution Street. Much of the street has already been resurfaced, pavements have been re-laid and if you look outside the Port O’Leith you’ll see how much the pavement is going to be widened there. In addition there will be new bike parking too. All of this is a good thing.
Perhaps the most significant changes to Constitution Street relate to the junction with Bernard Street and Baltic Street. At long last there will be pedestrian crossings on all the arms of this junction – but most significantly the junction will be simplified by closing the Assembly Street junction to vehicles. This will make the street quieter for local residents and safer for everyone.
The plan above shows the new proposed layout of the junction.
Council officials have generally been very good at sharing details of the Leith Programme progress, and photos of progress to date. However, there hasn’t been much publicity about this formal Traffic Regulation Order consultation.
So, if you think the proposed changes are a good idea, then you can find out more detail and how to send in your email of support on the council TRO pages here. Councillors are legally bound to consider both objections and letters of support before finalising the new road layout.