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Roseburn to Leith consultation begins (and the debate continues!)

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  1. fimm
    Member

    Wow.
    "...we do not accept Mr Gregsonā€™s survey findings as reliable evidence as the survey appears to have been carried out on an unscientific basis."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. acsimpson
    Member

    Well done Lesley (is she/are you a member/lurker here?). That's certainly good news. I'm not sure how option B could be described as a route which best meets the needs of all road users.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Impressive.

    I wonder if this will impact on Mr Gregson's standing for election next year?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. acsimpson
    Member

    This comment is from Danger Moose on PG's EEN tripe.

    "The real headline here is that the council's cycling targets are achievable and protected cycle lanes are the most convincing way to get there. Regarding the 69 from 1000 headline:
    1) As it was only offered to people who don't currently cycle, only 641 answered that particular question.
    2) Of that 641 non-cyclists, 175 (27%) picked a first choice which indicated they would cycle if conditions were right. This exceeds the council's target before factoring in those who already cycle.
    3) Of this 175 people, 69 (39%) picked protected cycle lanes as their number 1 factor. This is more than double the number who picked any other option. More than 4x if you exclude the unrealistic "weather/hills" and "off road paths" options. The results are here for anyone to read: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5KMIxT11Gd5a0JWSkZjNHpGYnFXM2NzTFJHbi1UMFNfTnFv/view"

    Perhaps the council should be taking his non-scientific, biased questionnaire which still disproves his entire argument.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

  6. Stickman
    Member

    Someone pointed out in the comments below the EEN article that the junk shop owner has blocked the bike rack directly outside his shop. I hadn't noticed before but it's true - there's a traffic cone at it and something (couldn't tell what) attached.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. Klaxon
    Member

    One of the Easter Rd junk shops does the same with their night security grille for the window

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Mr Gregson is planning to lead a protest against the cycleway outside the City Chambers from 1.15pm tomorrow.

    "

    1;15

    Man from 'those in favour' + ENews photographer.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. Morningsider
    Member

    Presumably PG Tips is still trying to find somewhere to park outside the City Chambers.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    1:30

    Then a few more for 15 mins of fame -

    http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=15760&page=117#post-239228

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    Meeting STILL going on -

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RoseburnCycle

    (So much for my prediction that it would be over in 5 mins)

    Note: SG is Stakeholder Group not ScotGov

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. Stickman
    Member

    Aldridge & Cook both supporting A. With the Greens that means it's through, doesn't it?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. Frenchy
    Member

    https://twitter.com/RoseburnCycle/with_replies

    If I'm reading this right, they're choosing Option A. Right?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. Stickman
    Member

    Yep. SNP supporting as well.

    Fantastic work everyone.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. Stickman
    Member

    Paul Lawrence has agreed. It's done.

    Phew. Time to start rebuilding bridges.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. Frenchy
    Member

    Well done everyone involved.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. PS
    Member

    Get in. Well done, folks!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. daisydaisy
    Member

    Wow! Can't believe it! Well done everyone.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. algo
    Member

    Brilliant. Well done everyone indeed

    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

    Well done to everyone who did anything - dealing with consultation process, contacting councillors, came on the ride etc.

    And SPECIAL thanks to a small number of people who did a LOT. (Inc Cllr Hinds and Phil Noble)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. Rosie
    Member

    RESULT!!

    Crying at my desk.

    I didn't realise the Roseburn support group was tweeting so wasn't following. Probably could not have stood the tension. I can't stay up for referendum/election results either.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. NiallA
    Member

    I don't think we can thank HankChief, Rosie et al enough for all the work and stress they have gone through on this - hopefully today they feel it was worth it! Well done, guys - you are terrific.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. LaidBack
    Member

    This is a very significant day but chimes in with a broad desire to make the city viable for people and families.
    Great work by those active forumers.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

  25. Rosie
    Member

    Thanks - I played a modest part compared with some who put in amazing amounts of work.

    But invidious to mention names - they know who they are...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. acsimpson
    Member

    Absolutely agree with the sentiments here. HankChief has had a small team of very dedicated people helping him out on this. If those of use who sent a few emails and attended a couple of meetings were feeling stressed by this I can only imagine what they were feeling.

    As Chdot says though every email sent, positive comment made or even signature on the right petition has had a small part in this.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. Dave
    Member

    Amazing result. There's nothing I can say that would be praise enough for the people that have made this happen.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. HankChief
    Member

    :-)

    Such relief that the hard work has paid off and we will have a better city to pass on to our kids.

    Thank you to everyone who has helped. This will make a huge difference.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  29. Rob
    Member

    Awesome news! Looking forward to visiting Roseburn (any excuse for a ride!).

    @chdot Are they intentionally going for comedy signs now?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  30. jdanielp
    Member

    Well done everyone :)

    Posted 2 years ago #

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