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

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  1. acsimpson
    Member

    "This investment has meant Leith Walk’s segregated cycle lane is almost finished, significant parts of the city have recently become 20mph zones and..."

    Surely some mistake or are they suggesting the cycling find is being spent on 20mph rollout.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  2. Stickman
    Member

    Edinburgh is now in a good position to continue momentum over the next few years.

    The decision was made to build this in 2014; construction is due to start in 2019. The Meadows to Canal project may be even longer. That's quite some momentum.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  3. nedd1e_h
    Member

    That's quite some momentum.

    It's a supertanker. It travels at a snails pace, but takes more than a mile to stop*

    *Except when parked cars are in the way.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  4. HankChief
    Member

    Consultation about Roseburn Placemaking TODAY! 8am-4pm on the Old Coltbridge in Roseburn.

    Get your views heard...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  5. HankChief
    Member

    Hmmm. No sign of them at 8.20am...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

    Is it raining...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. HankChief
    Member

    They were promising a gazebo

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. acsimpson
    Member

    Did they turn up before you had to leave?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. HankChief
    Member

    Nope. Can't see anything anywhere about it happening...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. Stickman
    Member

    My wife saw the gazebo and a very cold looking Council bod at 4.30.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. LivD
    Member

    My husband dropped by at about 3pm ish and had a VERY interesting chat with the Council chap.
    In fact, the Council chap was bouncing with excitement (well, maybe I'm extrapolating) because a local architect had stopped off earlier and said "by the way, do you know that the parking here (https://goo.gl/maps/ecKoQqbw27P2 - about 12 spaces on Russell Road near Tesco in what looks like a development parking lot) is actually council parking not housing development parking?"

    It sounds as though this was News! It is apparently mostly used by residents in that development and commuters who dump their cars for the day. However, if a 2hr max limit could be put on it then it would instantly free up all those spaces for the poor shoppers who can't get parked in Roseburn because of the evil cycle lanes.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. Stickman
    Member

    @LivD: ooh, that *is* interesting! Of course if a time limit was suggested then there will be yet more EEN stories about war on motorists as sad-faced locals are pictured complaining about loss of "their" parking.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. nedd1e_h
    Member

    council parking not housing development parking

    Indeed. The entrance further down has signs "Private Property. Residents Parking Only", whereas this entrance has no such signs...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. Klaxon
    Member

    Having it clearly signposted as a short stay pay and display car park from the main road would be a big win for everyone.

    One thing we seem to do badly in Edinburgh is signposting where actual short stay parking is, it tends to be hidden on tiny signs which are overloaded in a sea of loading and greenway restrictions.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. HankChief
    Member

    From today's Bike Life Launch in Newcastle

    http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/increased-footfall-convinces-hardware-store-owner-to-support-cycling/022186

    (The article has been shared with MCC)

    Posted 6 days ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    From link -

    Robson's swing to cycling isn't unusual – many retailers often oppose the installation of cycling infrastructure close to their stores believing it will lead to a decrease in takings. The opposite usually occurs. Many studies from around the world have shown that designing streets for people and not cars leads to an increase in retail takings.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  17. Stickman
    Member

    Similar subject:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-41916658

    Posted 6 days ago #
  18. piosad
    Member

    'scrapping parking charges', aye right…

    Posted 6 days ago #

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