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A8/Corstorphine Road / Kaimes Road Toucan Crossing?

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  • Started 4 years ago by HankChief
  • Latest reply from HankChief

  1. chdot

    "Was the traffic study done during the tram diversions I wonder???"

    That's a good question.

    Think problem is speed more than volume.

    Crossing is expensive 'solution'.

    Would be better to redesign DPl/LSt corner.

    Better still - stop through traffic from GKSt using north side of DPl.

    Suspect (at least one) strong local councillor...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Snowy

    That's exactly why a crossing is going in here, after someone was killed here about 2-3 years back crossing the road on their way to work.

    Nothing like a prompt response ...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. kaputnik

    The London street one is also obscure.

    Indeed. There's already extensive dropped kerb and wide central island here. You'd think Belisha beacons would be a cheaper option, combined with some right-angling of the corners to slow the traffic. If the folks of Marchmont wouldn't stand for a pelican crossing with it's beeping noises, what chance the folks of London Street will?

    There may be a less obvious answer - for instance there's a crossing on Hillside Crescent which doesn't make sense until you realise it's outside the Institution for the Blind (there's a tactile paving "guideway" from the front door to the crossing). Perhaps something like that on London Street?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. HankChief

    What happened to this at the Transport Committee?

    Did the proposed list get approved?

    Any changes following the deputations?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. chdot

    "Pedestrian crossings boost for city"

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. Stickman

    Any word on if the Kaimes Road crossing is still going ahead?

    My wife was nearly knocked down here by a speeding taxi at this spot this afternoon. She's quite shaken by it. Unfortunately didn't get his number.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. SRD

    that's appalling. i hope you write to all of your representatives.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. HankChief

    Thanks to some nagging, Cllr Gloyer raised a question at Full Council Yesterday on this.

    Question A signalised pedestrian crossing across the A8 at Kaimes Rd was first assessed as having high priority in October 2009. At what stage is the design of this crossing at present?

    Answer The majority of the funding for this crossing was secured through the Planning process, via a Section 75 Agreement with a developer. This funding became available for use by the Council in late November 2016.
    It is intended to implement the crossing as part of a wider scheme of improvements to the Council’s QuietRoute 9 and preliminary design work for this is currently underway.
    Consultation on the proposals is planned to take place shortly and it is currently expected that these will be implemented during financial year 2018/19.

    Disappointing for further delays but good to hear we will get a consultation and that they are considering improvements to QR9.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. HankChief

    And another follow up question by Cllr Gloyer at 28th June's Full Council Meeting


    It is now eight months since, in response to my question about the pedestrian crossing of the A8 at Kaimes Road, the Convener assured me that a Section 75 contribution towards it had been secured in November 2016, that “preliminary design work for this is currently underway” and that “Consultation on the proposals is planned to take place shortly”.

    Question (1) At what stage is the design work for this long-delayed and much-needed pedestrian crossing and related improvements for pedestrian access to it?
    Answer (1) A consultant has been procured to design and deliver the crossing. Work on producing a preliminary design, suitable for use in consulting with the local community, is nearing completion.

    Question (2) What consultation has taken place and with whom?
    Answer (2) It is intended to consult with the local community and other stakeholders on the preliminary proposals at the end of the summer holiday period to maximise the opportunity for people to be able to contribute to the process.
    A detailed consultation plan has not yet been developed, but normal consultees would include: all frontagers directly affected by the proposals, along with residents of nearby streets and a variety of stakeholder organisations, including
    local community groups.

    Question (3) By what date is it expected that the crossing will be installed?
    Answer (3) Following the consultation and making any changes to the design that might arise from this, it will be necessary to promote a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to remove the existing Greenways parking bays at this location.
    The crossing cannot be constructed until the statutory procedures associated with the TRO have been successfully completed. The timescale for this can vary, but normally takes between 9 and 12 months.


    Posted 7 months ago #

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