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Cramond to Porty boardwalk/promenade

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  1. chdot
    Admin

    This has been mentioned various times on here - not least because of the extravagant 'completion' date.

    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/1893/edinburgh_waterfront_promenade_design_code

    Of course large sections already exist - at each end.

    There are also various piecemeal bits in between.

    Perhaps there should a CCE study tour one day (or two). Cramond to the Haven Cafe then, the rest.

    Today I happened to be down at Granton. There are some (maybe) connecting bits - with various degrees of accessibility.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. PS
    Member

    Count me in for a study tour. I've been on a few cycles along the front where the path simply stops and I have no idea where it restarts or how I can rejoin it.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. steveo
    Member

    I'd be up for this, would be nice to take the kids on a slightly longer ride than along to the ice cream van and back (at crammond)

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. wingpig
    Member

    Arr. I remember trundling along all those paths at Granton before they got all overgrown and fencey, wondering what they could be used for if you didn't live there.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

  6. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Lots of industrial heritage to take in down there. Count me in.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    "Lots of industrial heritage"

    Not sure there is much left apart from breakwaters -

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. DaveC
    Member

    I'd love to be on this field trip too. count me in when its organised.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Was out yesterday investigating 'next section'.

    'Found' -


    Lighthouse Park (actually the green bit in the middle of photo)

    Well worth finding!

    Think I prefer a Saturday for the 'study tour'

    Any preferred/unavailable dates?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. wingpig
    Member

    Not Apr 26th or May 3rd.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    Agree about 26th!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  12. Focus
    Member

    Is something happening on the 26th? 0:-)

    Posted 4 years ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    The last time we did crammond to Granton we came off and went on the road to the cafe, is it now possible to stay right on the coast.?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    "is it now possible to stay right on the coast.?"

    Well...

    That's the purpose of the study tour.

    See what's there and compare with stated plans and see 'what's missing' and work out much there will be a 'continuous route' and how much 'extra points of interests' such as ends of breakwaters.

    Changes in surface -

    Of course there's the whole bit at the side of Lower Granton Road where there used to be the railway embankment and still no proper path.

    The next section of the notorious LGR is where some people will cycle on the pavement -

    There are some interesting views (helps to have a long lens) -

    Posted 4 years ago #
  15. wingpig
    Member

    Noted the other day on my way home - the eastern end of McKelvie Parade is currently blocked by Heras fencing and huge mounds of earth, so you're diverted along a scraped-dirt path onto the footway just before the ASL.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    @ w

    After the ride will try to get answers to the various whys and whens.

    Clearly it's possible to ride from Cramond to Porty now.

    Some bits of the 'dream route' are ridiculously in the future (and possibly fantasy).

    'Should' be possible to get an 'interim' route signed.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  17. cb
    Member

    @innertubemap tweeted a few days back:

    "Path diversion at the end of Trinity path, at Lower Granton Rd for waterworks. It'll be there a while!"

    Posted 4 years ago #
  18. LaidBack
    Member

    Irene and I noticed after we made decision not to try taking the tandem through the yellow blocks that discourage entry to this bit of path from Lower Granton Rd. So in a way they got it right as we avoided cycling facility that was impassable anyway!

    From their we just stayed on the road and went into Ocean Terminal the messy back way - assume this is neither on or off route but seemed easier than going up Trinity jus to come back at shore. OT lets you cycle round fringe of Docks and then you can loop rounnd by Ocean Way and then into Leith Links. This was blocked too so we ended up tandeming by Malmaison and along the Shore and onto Tolbooth Wynd and then through the contraflow onto Queen Charlotte St. After that the new route to Portobello can be picked up and things get better.

    Happy to do a ride out again as this has potential and quite varied. Sat is shop day though.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    "Sat is shop day though"

    Could do part 2 (Leith to Porty) on a Sun - with you as guide...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  20. LaidBack
    Member

    Yes. Anyone want to co-pilot our 'interesting' tandem? No sense (of balance) required. Riders of 80kg and under preferred!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    We'll have to do this -

    http://m.cyclestreets.net/journey/#39526779/fastest

    to try to work out some of the 'obstacles' in the docks.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  22. chdot
    Admin

    Had another look at

    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/1893/edinburgh_waterfront_promenade_design_code

    I1-J Starbank Road 715m PUBLIC

    J-J1 Lower Granton Road 1169m PUBLIC

    "PHASE 3: 2019-2028"

    !!!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin

    Some options -

    http://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/39534251

    Posted 4 years ago #
  24. wangi
    Member

    Marine Esplanade is always worth a shifty

    Posted 4 years ago #
  25. chdot
    Admin

    I'm proposing Sat April 19th for Cramond to Leith.

    Maybe 20th for L to Porty.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

  27. DaveC
    Member

    Sorry but I have other (Audax) plans for 19th. Enjoy.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  28. chdot
    Admin

    No date is going to suit everyone.

    This is about finding routes and 'obstructions'.

    Probably do future ride all way from Cramond to Porty on 'practical route' avoiding most of Docks/Seafield - along Leith Links-Porty route currently being upgraded.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

    Leaflet

    Posted 4 years ago #
  30. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Dates will never work for everyone alas, but think I can work it.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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