You’ll be glad to hear that this type of surprise is a good one, and not the scary experience that many fear when using infrastructure that looks like it has been designed for an Iain Rankine novel. And so it gives me great pleasure to write about the Edinburgh Gateway Station underpass.
At the Gogar roundabout, in West Edinburgh, an underpass was built to service the new Edinburgh Gateway interchange station (both tram and train). The underpass runs under the east side of the Gogar roundabout, connecting the stations with the Gyle shopping centre.
The underpass itself is wide, well lit and has good sight lines creating high social safety. Using it is something of a liberating experience and makes you appreciate how this could also be done elsewhere.
Lets hope that this can be used as a good example to which future underpasses should be built to.