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Leith Walk Project

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  1. mgj
    Member

    Yes, but this is our taxpayers money that they are squandering on badly designed 'facilities' that when they are not used will be thrown back at us to say there is no demand. I was in Barcelona recently for the first time in 20 years; cycling has gone through the roof, in part because there are protected cyclelanes everywhere on the wide boulevards, made by taking away road space from other traffic and protected by big lozenges on the ground that traffic doesn't tangle with. Cars head around at 40 mph plus but it feels much safer. Wide roads though.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. Rob
    Member

    "Wide roads though."

    They aren't that wide. Mostly they're just one way with no parking.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    "They aren't that wide"

    Not as wide as LW then...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. crowriver
    Member

    "Mostly they're just one way with no parking."

    It's the parking/loading issue that has compromised Leith Walk. Just look at the Foot of the Walk. Ultimately the previous council were running scared of "local traders" (how many actually live in the area?) and Lothian Buses. Then when "cyclists" piled in with overwhelmingly negative comments, certain parts were just dropped completely (understandable that frustration has built up, but still).

    Again, I'm going to wait until the whole thing is finished. However maybe once that is the case, there are lessons about campaigning and politics we can draw from the whole process.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. Rob
    Member

    To be fair, some of them are very wide. However, a lot of Edinburgh streets could look like this (click back through the history to see the transformation).

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. chdot
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