Musselburgh Active Travel Proposed Masterplan

Closed 18 May 2018

Opened 26 Apr 2018


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We know that Musselburgh will be growing in the future and this study provides the opportunity to consider how this can be done more sustainably, without relying on private cars for journeys. The Masterplan aims to create an accessible network around Musselburgh to suit the needs of everyone moving in and through the area and connecting into Midlothian and Edinburgh.

A network of key Strategic Routes is proposed and would be supplemented with local routes and connections. The key strategic routes would transform the provision of active travel infrastructure in and around Musselburgh, improving conditions for people walking and cycling.

In developing the proposals, we have already had valuable input from stakeholders, including Musselburgh & Inveresk Community Council, accessibility and equality groups, and active travel groups.

We are keen to hear your views on the proposals. These are high-level plans at this stage and purely ideas to demonstrate the types of routes – we want to work with the communities and interest groups in shaping the Masterplan. 

You can view the proposals under 'Related' below.

Why We Are Consulting

We are keen to hear your views on these routes and our ideas of the types of infrastructure that could be provided.

We will use the comments to refine and optimise the routes for people walking and cycling.

What Happens Next

Following the consultation, the Masterplan and strategic routes will be further refined and developed by a design team of Council and external technical experts.

The final report and associated deliverables will be completed by June 2018.


  • Musselburgh East and Carberry
  • Musselburgh West


  • Local Residents
  • Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Communities
  • Visitors / Tourists / Non Residents


  • Traffic & transport