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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 4 months ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

    NCN76

    Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago #
  4. neddie
    Member

    Nice desire line through the grass there.

    Descent into Limekilns?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    “Descent into Limekilns?”

    Yep.

    Fife Coastal Path too (see next pix).

    Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

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

    Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago #
  9. wingpig
    Member

    Actual useful bollards on the WoL off Coburg St:

    Posted 1 month ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  14. I were right about that saddle
    Member

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

    Posted 3 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago #
  17. HankChief
    Member

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

    Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago #

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