Following a somewhat controversial local engagement exercise with residents, the Council voted in October to keep the Lanark Road Spaces for People scheme. The scheme will now include time-limited parking outside Cranley Nursery; and outside Dovecot flats the parking will be completely removed with additional spaces provided on the Dovecot park side of the road.
It is expected that in January the Council will use an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to extend the scheme for 18 months.
It seems this scheme could be one of the first to use the Scottish Government's new regulations in relation to ETROs, partly designed to make it easier to create effective schemes to address the climate crisis.
A community group, South West Edinburgh in Motion (SWEM) has put forward an alternative proposal for the road. More information on that proposal is available at the link below.
Please note Colinton Community Council does not hold any position on the SWEM proposal or linked petition and supplies this material for community information only.