A report on the outcome of a comprehensive study - looking at the feasibility of providing a safer link to cycle between Drem and Gullane - has been published.

The 48 page study, carried out by Peter Brett Associates, considered a range of possible options for both the route and costs for the path taking into consideration availability and accessibility of land, suitability of surface, public safety and external funding considerations.

Stakeholders were updated on the findings of the study at a briefing earlier this month.

The study concluded that a new cycle route/link from Drem to Gullane is not currently viable.

Tom Reid, Head of Infrastructure, East Lothian Council, said:

“East Lothian Council is committed to identifying and securing active travel options across the county and has delivered many such projects in recent years.  Over the past five years we have committed £250,000, and attracted addition external funding of just over £800,000, for core paths and a further £1.2m over the past two years on sustainable travel options which includes the safe link from Gullane to North Berwick.

“We are disappointed that - following years of work carried out by the council together with our stakeholders - the feasibility study has not identified any current viable solutions for this route.

“We have indicated that we would be happy to hold a further meeting with the Drem-Gullane Path Campaign to discuss this outcome.”



Published: Monday, 26th August 2019