Motorcycles in Edinburgh bus lanes?

(adapted from an email to Community Councils on 26 January)

Various bus lanes: Edinburgh
Proposed amendments to permitted vehicles (experimental order)

In accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999, I write to inform you that the City of Edinburgh Council proposes to advertise Traffic Regulation Orders which will permit motor cycles to use the bus lanes, excluding those at bus gates and contra flow bus lanes.

The bus lanes affected are indicated on the attached plan and a copy of the street notice is below. Further information is available on the Council website or at

Should you wish to submit an objection to the proposal, please do so by 18 February 2015 quoting the notice reference number ETRO/14/38A.

Yours faithfully

Sharon Lansdowne
Traffic Orders Administration Officer.

City Chambers, Room 10.19, Transport, Services for Communities, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ
Tel 0131 469 3290 or



The City of Edinburgh council various (various bus priority lanes, Edinburgh) (exemption for motor cycles) experimental traffic regulation order 201_- etro/14/38a

The council proposes to make an experimental order under the road traffic regulation act 1984 as amended to permit motorcycles to use the bus lanes on the roads listed below.

Details of the draft order and related documents can be viewed 9:30am to 3:30pm mon-fri, from 26/01/15 to 18/02/15 at city chambers reception or online at or

Objectors must state their reasons in writing, with reference etro/14/38a to Traffic Orders, Services for Communities, City Chambers, High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ, not later than 18/02/15.

Roads affected

A1, southbound slip road (at Fort Kinnaird),

Balgreen Road,

Bankhead Drive,

Barnton Junction,

Broomhouse Drive,

Bruntsfield Place,

Burdiehouse Road,

Calder Road,

Clerk Street,

Comiston Road,

Commercial Street,

Corstorphine Road,

Craigmillar Park,

Dalkeith Road,

Dalry Road,

Drum Brae South,

Duddingston Park,

Duddingston Park South,

East Preston Street,

Earl Grey Street,

Ferniehill Drive,

George IV Bridge,

Gilmerton Road,

Glasgow Road,

Gorgie Road,

Great Junction Street,

Haymarket Terrace,

Hillhouse Road,

Howdenhall Road,

Inverleith Row,

Lanark Road,

Leith Street,

Leith Walk,

Leven Street,

Liberton Brae,

Liberton Gardens,

Liberton Road,

Lindsay Road,

London Road,

Lothian Road,

Lothian Street,

Mayfield Gardens,

Melville Drive,

Milton Road,

Milton Road East,

Milton Road West,

Minto Street,

Morningside Road,

Newington Road,

Nicolson Street,

North Bridge,

North Junction Street,

Old Dalkeith Road,

Peffermill Road,

Portobello High Street,

Portobello Road,


Princes Street,

Queen Street,

Queensferry Road,

Roseburn Terrace,

Slateford Road,

South Bridge,

St Andrew Square,

St John’s Road,

St Patrick Square,

St Patrick Street,

Stenhouse Drive,

Stenhouse Road,

Stevenson Drive,

Stevenson Road,

South Clerk Street,

South Gyle Access,

South Gyle Broadway,

Straiton Road,

Telford Road,

West Approach Road,

West Coates,

Willowbrae Road,

York Place