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

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  1. acsimpson
    Member

    If that's what counts as a letter these days I guess twitter is in the mail business.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. Stickman
    Member

    The current roadworks and closure of Roseburn St mean that there are no traffic lights at the junction, so east-west traffic doesn't have to stop. Presumably some of the locals are enjoying the benefit of the FREEFLOWING TRAFFIC they have always desired.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. Rosie
    Member

    I've really enjoyed this closure. I now have a safe right turn into Russell Road. It was always a bit fraught before. Can it be made permanent?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. piosad
    Member

    Yes please! Cycled from the ice rink with child (as we do every week during school term) and the rat-runner-free Roseburn Place and much emptier Russell Road were delightful.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  5. DJK
    Member

    Back to a long queue at 6.00 today, although at least we've got rid of the U-turn brigade :)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  6. Stickman
    Member

    Another business opening up on Haymarket Terrace. The prospect of the bike lane hasn't scared them off.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/city-centre/budget-coffee-chain-easycoffee-opens-first-edinburgh-store-1-4512939

    Posted 4 months ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Perhaps they expect to rely on pedestrians/train users(?)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  8. Stickman
    Member

    Loading "difficulties" can't be concerning them.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Classy bus stop bypass -

    https://twitter.com/barbershoptim/status/890240334692847617

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. crowriver
    Member

    "Loading "difficulties" can't be concerning them."

    Maybe the business plan does not rely on joiners' vans "loading" bacon rolls during rush hour?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    "

    MJ (@MichelleKrista)
    28/07/2017, 12:23
    @IBIKEDublin Even though #YYC has -35C winters and 1.76% commuting by bike we still have separated cycle lanes. Get it together Dublin!

    http://pic.twitter.com/Kc6EWe35xH

    "

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. Stickman
    Member

    According to the Murrayfield Community Council minutes, updated plans for should be published "in August" to allow time for objections - any sign of them?

    Also, Cllr Douglas said that the the TRO process will take 18 months. So realistically we are talking late 2019 before this is complete and work might actually begin. Five years after the project was first raised.

    http://www.murrayfieldcc.org.uk/inc/retrieve_file.php?id=243

    Posted 3 months ago #
  13. HankChief
    Member

    Sorry for not updating, my bad...

    Murrayfield Community Council (of which I am a member) saw the detailed (draft) plans last month in preparation for the TRO process starting.

    We were able to feed in comments but on the whole the designs as sent to us didn't change much as a result of this feedback.

    This is mainly due to the amount of thought having been put into the designs. We were given good reasons why the design shouldn't change although in some cases the answer was because "that's what's was agreed pre Christmas"

    The only concern from a cycling point of view is how the interaction between pedestrians & cyclists on the Northside of West Coates and vehicles exiting Donaldson 's School through the listed gates. The Council are away to give that more thought.

    We weren't allowed to share the plans are they are continuing to fine tune them.

    The official TRO process will start shortly although we won't hear much publically. The consultation on the TRO is likely to be this winter and the council will give due notice, running drop in sessions etc and a letter drop.

    That's when things will get interesting again...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  14. jonty
    Member

    I've never quite understood why there's an extensive consultation process and then a TRO. I can understand for small things like yellow lines the TRO might be the first time the plans are published and objections might be reasonable, but surely after a consultation process it's a bit redundant? Do the plans change significantly at the TRO stage? Or is the consultation process simply a non-statutory bit of fluff at the start in a (vain) attempt to avert objections at the TRO phase?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

  16. nedd1e_h
    Member

    Project Updates are available here:

    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/2223/project_updates_for_ccwel

    There should be a Project Update 3 (7th Sept), but it doesn't appear on the website yet.

    CCWEL home page: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ccwel

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. MediumDave
    Member

    @nedd1e_h - I just got the Project 3 update by email (which is a new thing as I didn't get sent updates 1 and 2) so hopefully it should be on the website soon

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. fimm
    Member

    I got the CCWEL 3 email as well: they say "We are endeavouring to send regular project updates to all interested parties and stakeholders as this project continues to progress. Previously these updates have been sent to a small group of local stakeholders, however we have recently updated our systems, to allow us to send updates to everyone who responded to this consultation including their email address." so I expect quite a lot of people on here will have got it...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. Stickman
    Member

    "Reimagining Melville Crescent: Annan House, 10 Palmerston Place, Saturday 7 October 10.30-4.

    We are seeking your views on proposals improve Melville Crescent for residents, businesses and people passing through by foot and bike"

    https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/reimagining-melville-crescent/

    Posted 1 month ago #
  20. HankChief
    Member

    https://twitter.com/RurigdhM/status/913321254022676480

    "Great meeting in #Roseburn w/ @MurrayfieldCC yesterday to discuss community engagement for designs of the Old Coltbridge #CCWEL https://t.co/KHrTIWtt4f"

    I couldn't make it, but it sounded productive.

    The plan is for revised designs for Murrayfield Place & the Old Colt Bridge to be presented to the Murrayfield Community Council meeting on 10th October.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  21. HankChief
    Member

    Bump - the release of designs for Melville Street on Saturday (as Stickman posted) will be a big moment for the CCWEL.

    Please head along if you can.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  22. HankChief
    Member

    Another opportunity to express your opinions...

    "Rurigdh McMeddes, Stakeholder Liaison Officer, is appearing at our next meeting (Tuesday 10 October, 7.30pm, Murrayfield Parish Church Centre, 2b Ormidale Terrace) to engage about the public realm improvements around Murrayfield Place and Old Coltbridge that are spin-offs from the City Centre West to East Cycle Link."

    http://www.murrayfieldcc.org.uk/news/news_detail/606

    Posted 1 month ago #
  23. HankChief
    Member

    Just been to the consultation for Melville place.

    Down to 3 designs all with unidirectional cycle lanes on.

    Designs will be released on consultation hub on Monday but if you can't wait they are on my tweet

    Posted 1 month ago #
  24. crowriver
    Member

    Edinburgh Reporter
    @EdinReporter
    Here are the three options where the new cycle route is coloured almost the same as public realm... confusingly. Why not Option F?

    https://twitter.com/EdinReporter/status/916631125128351744

    Posted 1 month ago #
  25. HankChief
    Member

    The 4th project update is available from CEC.

    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/9960/project_update_4_-_monday_9_october_2017

    Tomorrow night is the consultation at Murrayfield Community Council for public realm improvements around Murrayfield Place and the old Coltbridge

    Posted 1 month ago #
  26. Stickman
    Member

    Melville Place consultation now open:

    https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/reimagining-melville-crescent/

    Posted 1 month ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

    MSPs will today visit St John’s Road, Corstorphine, to hear from locals what it’s like to live on one of Scotland’s most polluted streets amid calls for curbs on vehicles in the area.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/residents-call-for-curb-on-cars-as-msps-visit-most-polluted-street-1-4594865

    Posted 1 month ago #
  28. HankChief
    Member

    I can't share a link to the 5th Update (which will appear here soon) but it does include this:

    “Rejuvenating Roseburn”

    The proposed designs include significant changes to the Public Realm around Murrayfield Place and the Old Coltbridge in Roseburn. In line with the Roseburn Action Plan we are working with the local Community to develop designs for this area.

    We attended the last meeting of Murrayfield
    Community Council (MCC) on Tuesday 10 October and heard what people liked and didn’t like about the space, as well taking on ideas, which included
    suggestions such as more greenery, more places to sit, bike racks and improvements to lighting.

    Then last week we spent three days engaging with local children from Roseburn Primary School: Primary 1s, Primary 5s and Primary 7s. Local children had lots of amazing suggestions, including hire bike stations, drinking water fountains and fairy lights in the trees. They also stressed the importance of greenery and the natural environment,and raised concerns regarding the level of traffic and pollution.

    Public Consultation – Tuesday 7 November, 8am-4pm

    But that’s not where it ends! We’ll be out on site from 8am to 4pm next Tuesday, to hear from the local community, and take on more ideas for this space.
    So come and join us for some coffee and cake on the Old Coltbridge. We’ll be delighted to meet you!

    Public Exhibition – MCC Meeting, Tuesday 5 December

    Finally, next month we will present the initial draft designs for “Rejuvenating Roseburn” at the next MCC meeting on Tuesday 5 December. We hope to see you
    there.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  29. HankChief
    Member

    Project update 5 now available online

    Be good for people to stop in at the consultation on the Old Bridge on Tuesday.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    Scotland is undergoing a resurgence. The recent announcement from the Scottish Government to double investment in walking and cycling to £80m per annum from 2018/19, equivalent to £15 per head, is especially welcome and is an example for the rest of the UK. In Edinburgh the city council has kept its promise of dedicating 10% of its transport budget to cycling. This investment has meant Leith Walk’s segregated cycle lane is almost finished, significant parts of the city have recently become 20mph zones and more plans are in the pipeline, including the Roseburn to Leith segregated cycle path. Edinburgh is now in a good position to continue momentum over the next few years.

    https://www.sustrans.org.uk/blog/bike-life-2017-what-can-we-expect

    Posted 2 weeks ago #

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