Lothian Road could be transformed as part of the plan to close Old Town streets to traffic once a month.

How Edinburgh’s Open Streets loop will look in 9 pictures

A “radical approach” to how we move around Edinburgh has been unveiled and includes closing the city centre to traffic.

In the Open Streets project plans the council has proposed pedestrianising a loop of city centre streets one day each month.

The public has backed a "more radical approach" to overhauling how people move round the city.

1. Lothian Road - Now

The public has backed a "more radical approach" to overhauling how people move round the city.
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The loop will trace a route through the historic heart of Edinburgh taking in the Royal Mile, Holyrood and Lothian Road.

2. "Aspiration Loop" - A Map

The loop will trace a route through the historic heart of Edinburgh taking in the Royal Mile, Holyrood and Lothian Road.
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The Open Streets scheme could transform the area outside the Usher Hall into a European-style pedestrian plaza.

3. Lothian Road - Now

The Open Streets scheme could transform the area outside the Usher Hall into a European-style pedestrian plaza.
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More than 5,000 people took part in a consultation and more than half wanted a 'radical' new approach.

4. Lothian Road - Future

More than 5,000 people took part in a consultation and more than half wanted a 'radical' new approach.
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