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BOLLARDS! (Random)

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  1. LaidBack
    Member

    This sums up cycling in Edinburgh. Taken on Lawnmarket - a street which is whatever you want it to be! Drive and walk where you want.

    - Bus park
    - Ferrari displays
    - Walking tours
    - Live owls at Gladstone's Land
    - Yoda levitating daily
    - Inhumanity at Edinburgh Dungeon police box
    - Ghost tours from smoking bus
    - Secure bike parking

    Secure bike parking

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

    NCN76

    Posted 11 months ago #
  3. Frenchy
    Member

    Fife?

    East Lothian were surprisingly willing to change bollard spacings on NCN 76 near Dunbar when I asked them to. Not that it takes much willingness to be "surprisingly willing"...

    Posted 11 months ago #
  4. neddie
    Member

    Nice desire line through the grass there.

    Descent into Limekilns?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    “Descent into Limekilns?”

    Yep.

    Fife Coastal Path too (see next pix).

    Posted 11 months ago #
  6. neddie
    Member

    That path is horribly narrow. Must be due an upgrade to a decent 3 metres width, plus a 0.5m buffer because of the wall ???

    Posted 11 months ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Walkers about to turn left onto path which is along line of trees at top of first two photos -

    Posted 11 months ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    “Must be due an upgrade“

    Should be plenty of upgrades to FCP (like even a footpath/pavement), but lots of it - and money needed for dual carriageways...

    Posted 11 months ago #
  9. wingpig
    Member

    Actual useful bollards on the WoL off Coburg St:

    Posted 11 months ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 11 months ago #
  11. @winpig Agreed! Pity it took so many years to get done. AS a result, there's now that lovely desire line which goes across the grass and through the trees which was created by those who found the route across the setts blocked by an ever-increasing number of cars using Coalie Park as free off-street parking.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 11 months ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 10 months ago #
  14. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    This bollard here is now rolling slowly down the pavement of Minto Street.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  15. HankChief
    Member

    Hearing from Cllr Brown that the bollards at South Gyle Station has been replaced with new ones.

    Anyone been past who can report if it is any easier to get through than it was before? The 'dropped' kerbs still had a kick to them and the bollards not well aligned.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  16. chrisfl
    Member

    stopped by here on my way home from work - decent gap between the bollards and I think easier to get through.

    https://twitter.com/chrisfl/status/1058411808749428736

    Took lots of photos in mapillary but they seem to have diappeared.

    Despite the improved bollard positions, the island is still a big mess.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  17. HankChief
    Member

    Thanks Chrisfl. It looks like a better gap but still the same old 'dropped' kerbs...

    Posted 9 months ago #
  18. HankChief
    Member

    Yep. As expected, still a complete guddle of bollards and badly dropped kerbs.

    A missed opportunity to improve it. Let's hope the WEATN has a better go at giving a clear run through for people on bikes or prams etc.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  19. Blueth
    Member

    It was sort of in my mind as I went through there the other day that I had taken a straight line between dropped kerbs that I had not taken previously and wondered how I had missed it before.

    Now explained. Had I not been watching pedestrians I would probably have noticed the fresh tar.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  20. HankChief
    Member

    As I've just said in my tweet to Lesley Macinnes, we have to get better at filtered permeability than this...

    Posted 9 months ago #
  21. piosad
    Member

    Set of shiny new bollards gone up on the south side of Lochrin Basin, i.e. the cut-through to Lochrin Place. They actually don't stand out at all against the grey paving so be careful. Spacing is a bit tight too, I wouldn't count on a trailer getting through. This is where the fabled Canal-Meadows route was going to be, remember. Sigh.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  22. Rosie
    Member

    The approach to Lochrin Place is hideous. A blind corner, steps to catch the unwary cyclist and that obstacle course round the back of Akva, which is like crazy golf. Now they've added stealth bollards.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  23. LivD
    Member

    Annoying bollards at the entrance to Saughton Park trapped my trailer today.

    https://twitter.com/livia1521/status/1085200018779320320?s=19

    Posted 7 months ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    Livia Marchant (@livia1521)
    15/01/2019, 3:40 pm
    It's a shame that the new bollards on the cycle path through Saughton Park are too narrow for a bike trailer. Of course I could go round the side but one makes assumptions about active travel design... ⁦‪@SaughtonFriends‬⁩ ⁦‪@CyclingEdin‬⁩ ⁦‪@SustransScot‬⁩ ⁦‪@edinhelp‬⁩ ⁦‪@SpokesLothian‬⁩

    http://pic.twitter.com/7uefoTlQqz

    Posted 7 months ago #
  25. neddie
    Member

    Not sure if these have been on a separate thread?

    https://twitter.com/newtownflaneur/status/1094528561384472577?s=21

    Posted 6 months ago #
  26. neddie
    Member

    Looks like they are fixing the Royal Mile & Grassmarket raiseable bollards:

    https://twitter.com/cllrcmiller/status/1093497339027906560?s=21

    Posted 6 months ago #

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