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Roseburn - Canal link (new Dalry route)

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  • Started 8 years ago by MediumDave
  • Latest reply from Murun Buchstansangur

  1. HankChief
    Member

    Contract Awarded!

    https://twitter.com/rsmcksg/status/1572342549322559491

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. neddie
    Member

    Great news!

    Had the wits scared out of me on Russell Rd yesterday by a BMW SUV driver absolutely gunning it down the middle of the road under the tram/rail bridge. All while overtaking 3 cyclists, with another 3 coming in the oppsite direction. So dangerous, given bikes often wait in the centre at the bend.

    And this only a few days after a Tesla SUV did exactly the same thing (in a slightly quieter fashion, but there was still a whoosh and roar of tyres)

    So sick of this.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. cb
    Member

    It's a 20mph speed limit so that simply cannot be

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. neddie
    Member

    Bloody cyclists always riding in the middle of the road! ;-)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    But, being serious…

    Does the ‘lead-in’ arrangements for the new route reduce the ability of idiots to be dangerous??

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. CycleAlex
    Member

    Roadworks registered.

    Eastbound lane
    West Approach Road, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
    City of Edinburgh Council
    roadoccupation@edinburgh.gov.uk
    16/01/2023 - 15/04/2023
    20 Working Day(s)
    Roseburn to Union Canal. Civls clearance works

    Southbound lane
    Russell Road, Roseburn, Edinburgh
    City of Edinburgh Council
    roadoccupation@edinburgh.gov.uk
    30/01/2023 - 29/04/2023
    33 Working Day(s)
    Roseburn to Union Canal. Civls roadworks

    Eastbound and westbound lanes. TM to switch between lane 1 and 2 closures as works progress.
    West Approach Road, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
    City of Edinburgh Council
    roadoccupation@edinburgh.gov.uk
    16/04/2023 - 15/07/2023
    158 Working Day(s)
    Roseburn to Union Canal. Civls roadworks

    Northbound lane closure
    Dalry Road, Dalry, Edinburgh
    City of Edinburgh Council
    roadoccupation@edinburgh.gov.uk
    22/05/2023 - 21/08/2023
    20 Working Day(s)
    Roseburn to Union Canal. Civls piling works

    Westbound lane 1
    West Approach Road, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
    City of Edinburgh Council
    roadoccupation@edinburgh.gov.uk
    14/07/2023 - 13/10/2023
    21 Working Day(s)
    Roseburn to Union Canal. Civls works

    Westbound and eastbound lane, switching as works progress
    Dalry Road, Dalry, Edinburgh
    City of Edinburgh Council
    roadoccupation@edinburgh.gov.uk
    21/08/2023 - 20/11/2023
    90 Working Day(s)
    Roseburn to Union Canal. Civls roadworks

    Southbound lane
    Russell Road, Roseburn, Edinburgh
    City of Edinburgh Council
    roadoccupation@edinburgh.gov.uk
    02/10/2023 - 01/01/2024
    60 Working Day(s)
    Roseburn to Union Canal. Civls roadworks

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. HankChief
    Member

    Exciting news. Great spot.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. Stickman
    Member

    Roseburn - Canal Timeline

    Projects starts on Monday

    https://twitter.com/rsmcksg/status/1618917797081513984

    Posted 10 months ago #
  9. HankChief
    Member

  10. chdot
    Admin

  11. MediumDave
    Member

    Nothing much happening on the ground near me though they have put up some signs saying cycling utopia approaches. Not roadwork signs, those plastic ones that slip over signposts.

    I will watch the works with interest.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  12. HankChief
    Member

    Clearing of the trees / undergrowth shows how big a site it is...

    https://twitter.com/SpokesLothian/status/1624745638926622730

    Posted 9 months ago #
  13. SRD
    Moderator

    no one told me the Lidl shortcut would be closed! what a pain.

    good to see the work going on though.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  14. neddie
    Member

    Looks like good progress on the ground works is being made on this

    Retaining walls and drainage are going in at the zigzag chicanes at Sauchiebank and at Dalry park. Pavement widening and segregated lane started under the East coast mainline

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. neddie
    Member

    From the council's site:

    Project update 3 August 2023

    Work is prgressing well in the Dallry Bridge area. From From 7 August, for a period of a few weeks, there will be preparations for the bridge supports. Unfortunately, this will cause some noise and vibration but works will be restricted to weekday working hours of 8 am – 6 pm.

    https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cycling-walking-projects-1/roseburn-union-canal/5

    Posted 3 months ago #
  16. cb
    Member

    Temporary traffic lights on Russell Road right now under the railway/tram bridge as they upgrade that section.

    It will be nice to at least get the benefit of that wee bit whilst the rest of the work grinds on.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. neddie
    Member

    Piles being drilled today, for the bridge at Dalry Road

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. neddie
    Member

    Watched a driver tonight drive the wrong way down Leven Tce, then turn right onto Melville Dr. Just as well there weren’t any rat runners going the other way

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. Frenchy
    Member

    https://democracy.edinburgh.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=136&MId=6732

    Roseburn-Canal is on the agenda at this Thursday's Transport & Environment Committee meeting - to approve compulsory purchase of a strip of land to enable connection of the new path to Duff St.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  20. Stickman
    Member

    Sue Webber MSP’s column today is full of the usual nonsense, but she rounds it off in style by having a dig at the cost of the Roseburn-Canal project. Some chutzpah here, as she voted in favour of it and praised it as a good project.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/broken-pavements-mean-elderly-resident-is-a-virtual-prisoner-in-her-own-home-sue-webber-4335516

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. gembo
    Member

    She has new dog

    She walks it on WoL path and tries to command it by pointing.

    Unless she was pointing at me which wouldn’t be an unreasonable conclusion.

    She mental.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. BaseCut
    Member

    The new pavement widening under the bridge at the bottom of the zigzag on Russell Road seems to be semi complete. It seems to have been done without dropped kerbs at the zigzag or on the other side of the bridge. Hard to access the zigzag now. Does anyone know what the plan is?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  23. Dave
    Member

    But joy was short lived. “Help us Sue, they're putting the bollards back in,” said a desperate email from an avid commuter cyclist from Currie.

    This cannot be a real person. It's an absolute bloodbath on Lanark Road now, whereas before you could peacefully zip up and down on your commute without a care in the world.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    Why doesn’t Sue tell them to use the WoL path??

    Posted 2 months ago #
  25. Rosie
    Member

    I can't post pictures on this forum, however if someone could lift the photo for this Spokes facebook post, it might amuse you.

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid0Jwfk6edo5eKxsfYKDvdBkLtWzDDUCwZYCvSxtzG7kUBU8wkfARcGiq9tHeGLT1z6l&id=100064719934884

    The Dalry-Roseburn link is part of the WEF evil agenda it seems.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  26. Morningsider
    Member

    Used the new segregated section of the route under the rail and tram bridges on Russell Road yesterday. Disappointingly narrow for a two way route. Particularly odd as the pavement is humungous, despite there being relatively little foot traffic.

    Why does the Council keep building substandard infrastructure?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

    “Why does the Council keep building substandard infrastructure?“

    Culture/inertia, lack of sufficient political direction/interest, etc.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  28. stiltskin
    Member

    Personally I don't really have a problem with the width of the lane, especially given the short distance involved. What I do take issue with is that they have removed the drop kerb on the corner by the entrance to the NEPN. This mean if you are riding SE on Russell Road you have to go up a kerb to access the NEPN (or indeed the sectionof path) Antone got an e-mail address to use to complain?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  29. neddie
    Member

    Isn't that section of Russell Rd shared-use? Never clear whether it is/ever was

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  30. Frenchy
    Member

    Yes, that bit of Russell Road was shared use. There used to be more signage, but last time I looked, I think this was the only sign left.

    @stiltskin - activetravel@edinburgh.gov.uk should work (please copy in spokes@spokes.org.uk). If you don't get anywhere, let me know - I have the project manager's details somewhere.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

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