Major new development is being planned and delivered across the central East Lothian area, including the creation of a new town at Blindwells and the regeneration of the former Cockenzie Power Station site. Building on these opportunities, and the Council’s commitment to improving conditions for everyday walking, wheeling and cycling trips, East Lothian Council is currently developing a prioritised programme of active travel interventions. This study is being progressed under the title of ‘Routes4Communities’ and covers the areas of Prestonpans, Tranent and Longniddry; as well as links to neighbouring areas including Wallyford and Cockenzie.  

Routes4Communities aims to establish a proposed future network of priority routes which will enable East Lothian Council to position itself to take advantage of major funding opportunities over the coming months and years.  The preliminary outcomes from the study are currently being prepared. Once these are available, they will be discussed with the relevant local communities to ensure that they best meet the needs of everyday users and achieve significant benefits.