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  1. gembo
    Member

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

    Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago #
  8. wingpig
    Member

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

    Posted 4 months ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. wingpig
    Member

    It was very narrow there yesterday morning. One wrong move by one of the mechanical shovels either side would not end well.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    Roadworks are taking place along Nicolson Street and council officers said they “expect them to be completed by Saturday”. If there is not enough space to accommodate protesters through the roadworks, organisers will be forced to change the route.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/donald-trump-protest-march-banned-from-princes-street-over-safety-concerns-1-4768223

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    Only just caught up with this -

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  13. jonty
    Member

    I notice the stop line coming southbound there does not extend across the cycle lane. Deliberate?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

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