CityCyclingEdinburgh Forum » Infrastructure

New Tarmac

(99 posts)

No tags yet.


  1. gembo
    Member

    Gillespie x roads open for business with nice new Tarmac on the junction and for several yards to the east

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. fimm
    Member

    While any new tarmac is welcome, I don't think that was the part of the Lanark Road that I would have put it on if I had been in charge...

    Posted 6 days ago #
  3. Frenchy
    Member

    Minor win in the TEC committee just now:

    All signed cycling routes and all roads with cycling lanes now have a 1.05 weighting applied in the calculation for resurfacing roads.

    Active travel organisations (presumably Spokes and Living Streets) will also be actively consulted on the annual resurfacing program, so that they can suggest improvements to road layouts whilst they're happening.

    Posted 10 hours ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

    “so that they can suggest improvements to road layouts whilst they're happening“

    Kinda sounds like a bit late.

    And of course puts the responsibility onto ‘amateur volunteers’.

    Posted 10 hours ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    Basically CEC should be training its roads staff better and also increasing the number of cycle infrastructure technicians.

    Current ‘story’ is that they can’t get the staff because they don’t pay enough.

    That’s compared with various consultant firms - some get well paid by CEC to do work that SHOULD be done in-house.

    Posted 10 hours ago #
  6. Frenchy
    Member

    Kinda sounds like a bit late.

    Sorry - suggestions would be made well before any actual work is carried out.

    This has already been happening informally for a while. The difference now is that the council will actually ask for input, rather than Spokes just giving it. I hope that this makes the council more likely to take heed (although my understanding is that they've generally done so anyway), which might also lead to Spokes making more radical suggestions in the future.

    Posted 10 hours ago #
  7. Frenchy
    Member

    Basically CEC should be training its roads staff better and also increasing the number of cycle infrastructure technicians.

    Completely agree, of course. But I don't like to see opportunities for even small improvements be missed, and the suggestions from amateur volunteers can be useful for this.

    Posted 10 hours ago #
  8. wingpig
    Member

    Henderson St, between Sandport and Parliament St, which makes the right turn off the bridge a bit easier.

    Posted 10 hours ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 5 hours ago #

RSS feed for this topic

Reply

You must log in to post.


Video embedded using Easy Video Embed plugin