We are looking at a number of temporary transport-related measures in Tranent as we come out of lockdown

This is in order to ensure physical distancing in our streets for essential journeys and exercise, which is vital if we are to suppress COVID-19.

These measures will serve to enhance opportunities for walking and cycling and easing pressure at key points, especially at a time that our workplaces are opening up and children return to school. Pedestrian safety has been further enhanced through our introduction of 20mph measures.

These measures will also support the reopening of businesses without increasing the risk of further infections, helping to stimulate economic recovery.

Measures that have implemented since July 2020

  • Pe-timed pedestrian crossing signals on High Street to respond more quickly to pedestrian requests
  • The temporary removal of 3 parking spaces by congested footways on Bridge Street and High Street to create space for social distancing and queuing. The vast majority of car parking spaces in Tranent town centre will continue to be available for use

Measures that are currently under consideration

  • on-road lane markings to emphasise the use of the streets by cyclists e.g. across junctions
  • additional traffic calming measures to reinforce the new speed limits

More details and the potential to comment on these can be found by viewing our Story Map.

Measures to be explored further before the end of the year

Installation of public ebike hire station for 8 bikes at Civic Square