Has begun, if you are passing Great Junction Street bridge in the future, feel free to stop and a stare. You’ll see path works and the transformation is underway from Great Junction St bridge and the graveyard. Phase 1 of this Project is fully funded thanks to: Paths for All Ian Findlay Fund, the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme (administered by the City of Edinburgh Council), Leith Community Fund, Avondale Environmental (Scottish Landfill Communities Fund), The Mushroom Trust and support from the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Network Development Fund.
The aim of this project is to create a space people want and need. This involves ambitious placemaking, improving active travel, arts / interpretation installations and nature restoration work. The installation of new path surfaces, planters, benches, cycle parking have all been designed to improve movement though the site while also allowing for pauses to enjoy the greenspace. In time the carpark will almost disappear, cyclists will be encouraged onto Coburg street and Coalie Park will become a space to relax and enjoy instead of being rushed past. Unfortunately, all this work has meant the closure of the site to walkers and cyclists until the spring, but there is a diversion in place.
The contractors will be taking a break over Christmas but have been progressing well with path upgrading works – for more details about the project visit – https://www.waterofleith.org.uk/coalie-park-project/