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St James Redevelopment

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  1. Blueth
    Member

    The officials were on duty yesterday (Saturday) but not preventing, or apparently trying to prevent, the mass pedestrian use of the cycle lane.

    Woman in the lift at Lewis's complaining about a "grumpy cyclist" ringing his bell at her on his way down the cycle route. Apparently he was going too fast.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  2. glasgow megasnake
    Member

    I think if pedestrian facilities aren't enough then pedestrians spilling over into the cycle lane/road is fine. they have as much right to be on/in the road as anyone else. (i've been told by the 'helpers' to get out of the road there before, even though there was no traffic. I wasn't impressed...)

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  3. gembo
    Member

    @glasgow mega snake, not sure the peds have lost any space they are just behaving badly as the bike lane is there.? But I don't mind a ped so long as they wear hi viz tabards or special luminous walking clothes.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. crowriver
    Member

    @gembo, yeah likewise I don't mind drivers as long as they wear a hemet and their vehicle is sprayed with reflective hi-viz colours. Can't be too careful you know.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. PS
    Member

    I think if pedestrian facilities aren't enough then pedestrians spilling over into the cycle lane/road is fine.

    When I was passing through the pedestrian facilities were nowhere near capacity. It just looked like people had missed the fact that this was a cyclelane.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. Klaxon
    Member

    It looks like a direct walking route to the John Lewis door

    So it's being used that way

    The answer isn't to force people around, it's to also be providing a walking route beside the cycle route while the east pavement is shut

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. wingpig
    Member

    Tabard Squad's primary purpose during the week appears to be to try and stop pedestrians walking across live traffic streams, occasionally with reference to large vehicles backing out of the work compound beside John Lewis. They don't seem to be interested in replacing cones shifted aside by workpeople leaving the compound at the gate near the top and walking across to the walkway. The workpeople walking across the bike lane from the gate are contractually compelled to remark "it's like the Tour de France here today" every day whenever they encounter more than one cyclist at a time, presumably in reference to the bits in the Tour de France where the cyclists are winding up a hill in the narrow channel left between flocks of encroaching spectators.

    In mildly positive news, the section with all the big metal plates has been replaced with tarmac over the weekend.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. Klaxon
    Member

    Just walked down Easter Rd

    The queue to cross the junction at London Rd is only back to Edina Place.

    This is where it usually reached before the Leith St closure.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. wingpig
    Member

    The northbound light had just turned red as I entered the final straight but leading to the exit chicane,so I thought I would time it:

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    Posted 3 days ago #
  10. fimm
    Member

    And? I can't read it from your video.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  11. Klaxon
    Member

    5 way control with no push demand on any leg

    It’s gonna be slow

    Posted 3 days ago #
  12. wingpig
    Member

    I haven't watched it closely yet to find out. I think it's about three minutes.
    I have another one from this morning which I haven't watched yet to count exactly how many huge NWH tipper trucks were driving south on their way into the demolition zone. I think it was about eight.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  13. Frenchy
    Member

    Almost exactly two minutes.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    A lack of investment at the west end store and the opening of the new St James retail development in 2020 has triggered speculation about a major development of the site.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/business/iconic-frasers-princes-street-store-goes-on-the-market-1-4632860

    Posted 3 days ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

    The “St James effect” is what everyone is talking about in property and retail circles in Edinburgh.

    It might be three years before the near £1 billion redevelopment of the east end opens - complete with its 30 restaurants and cafes, 85 shops and 1600 space car park - but already any significant deal in the city centre can only be understood by considering its impact. And the sale of the Frasers store in the west end is no different.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/euan-mcgrory-why-house-of-fraser-might-want-out-of-edinburgh-s-west-end-1-4632841

    Posted 8 hours ago #

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