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Edinburgh launches online mapping tool for safer travel

Edinburgh launches online mapping tool for safer travel

The public can use the Commonplace platform to share suggestions for creating safer spaces for walking, cycling and wheeling as the current lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted.

Edinburgh council introduces emergency cycling and walking measures

Edinburgh council introduces emergency cycling and walking measures

The Scottish capital’s city council said it has been working closely with Transport Scotland and Sustrans to develop an approach to re-designating road space.

Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

The commission has been established to connect stakeholders from the business, public and civil society sectors and will work to create opportunities for local climate action.

Pupils invited to help make Edinburgh a smart city

Pupils invited to help make Edinburgh a smart city

The pilot programme will encourage pupils to use data science and technologies like the IoT to tackle local issues and help to transform the city.

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

Tree-planting initiatives form part of the global effort to substantially reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and counteract the effects of climate change.

Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions

Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions

Goals behind the transport plan include connecting citizens with new job and training opportunities, prioritising people over cars and revitalising the city centre and local areas.

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

The 10-year draft plan aims to respond to the city’s evolving demands as well as reinforce the Council’s ambition of making the Scottish capital carbon-neutral by 2030.

European cities share 10 principles for using citizen data

European cities share 10 principles for using citizen data

The cities of Bordeaux, Barcelona, Debrecen, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Florence, Ghent, Helsinki, Manchester, Rijeka and Zaragoza collaborated on the guidelines.

Scotland demonstrates full-size autonomous bus

Scotland demonstrates full-size autonomous bus

Five autonomous single-deck vehicles will run between Fife and Edinburgh across the Forth Road Bridge in 2020, carrying up to 10,000 passengers a week.

Edinburgh and Glasgow IoT coverage approaches 100 per cent

Edinburgh and Glasgow IoT coverage approaches 100 per cent

Boston Networks claims that by the end of November, over 30 per cent of businesses, six local authorities and almost 1.4 million people will have access to affordable IoT connectivity across Scotland.