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  1. Stickman
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    @acsimpson: about 10 years ago I was getting regular 7am morning flights for my work. There were often queues back from the airport towards Gogar even at that time.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

    TO: everyone tweeting like mad re the A8 Today we had an email from designers of a scheme at Burdiehouse. On Burdiehouse Rd the southbound Bus Lane will be removed from Kaimes Junc. south for approx 715m, The northbound BL will be removed from the stop nr Burdiehouse Village

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/edinburghbug/status/1534508215010041856

    Posted 6 months ago #
  3. chdot
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  4. chdot
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    The boss of Lothian Buses has received an ‘astronomical’ £33,000 pay rise plus a £26,000 bonus, it has emerged, as controversy deepens over Edinburgh public transport pay deals.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/lothian-buses-chief-astronomical-ps33000-pay-rise-plus-bonus-fuels-anger-over-pay-deals-3752233

    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. chdot
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    At least 135 bus routes across England have been lined up for cutbacks or closures this summer as councils and bus operators grapple with falling passenger numbers, staff shortages and funding constraints.

    Changes to services include reduced frequency, fewer stops and some routes being cancelled. Among the proposed cuts, some of which have already been implemented, are 16 routes in London, 25 in Liverpool and about 40 across the north-east.

    The cuts come after bus route coverage in England fell by more than a quarter between 2012 and 2021, according to figures from the Campaign for Better Transport.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/02/more-than-100-bus-routes-in-england-face-cuts-and-cancellations

    In some ways it’s surprising it’s not even more routes.

    As ever, there’s always the assumption that a road will be maintained however many users it has but not a bus/train service (ok it’s not that simple).

    Main problem is no willingness to (somehow) match generally falling motoring costs with rising fares.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. chdot
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  7. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    "Protest staged along threatened Dumfries to Edinburgh bus route"

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-62049376

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. chdot
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  9. chdot
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    To the people of Edinburgh and the Lothians...

    Details of the service change on Sunday 24 July can be found here https://bit.ly/3nXErkW

    https://twitter.com/on_lothianbuses/status/1547168367529820160

    Posted 4 months ago #
  10. chdot
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  11. acsimpson
    Member

    They can say what they like. They removed it the week before the start of the summer holidays so there's no way any meaningful data can have been gathered yet.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  12. chdot
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  13. crowriver
    Member

    Curious how Kevin Lang chooses to go on an angry rant attacking Lothian Buses. It's First cancelling these services, not Lothian.

    Somehow it seems circumstances are conspiring to undermine Scott Arthur's plans to refocus priorities on public transport...

    Posted 4 months ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    I am pleased to confirm that we have had some success with this. Council Officers's discussions with First Bus have been positive, and I am hopeful these services will continue in some form long enough for a sustainable solution to be found.

    https://twitter.com/cllrscottarthur/status/1553409686124351490

    Posted 4 months ago #
  15. chdot
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  16. Tulyar
    Member

    More Section 75 in Scotland then?

    If your development generates journeys, then measures that mitigate car use should be part of any planning application

    Posted 3 months ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    “More Section 75 in Scotland then?”

    Or overhaul the whole system?

    Seems to be a dance between what planners want and developers saying ‘we won’t make as much money as you think’.

    Heard an R4 programme recently where Evan Davis got a medium sized to developer say they aimed for a 20% profit margin.

    That struck me as quite big.

    More than enough for a pedestrian crossing.

    It was rumoured that CEC failed to bill developers for a crossing at Meggetland some years ago.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  18. Yodhrin
    Member

    Tell them they can fund sufficient active travel interventions and restrict car usage/ownership appropriately, or they can jog on. Eventually they'll either accept they'll only make 17% profit, or they'll go bust for lack of work and we can establish local public works departments with dedicated staff and cheap gear(as they auction off their bust businesses) and just build council estates how we want 'em built, with the bonus that we could quickly get back a good amount of social housing and for buyers there could be genuine "affordable" houses for the eligible by selling a few of them off at-cost.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  19. chdot
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  20. chdot
    Admin

    The motion is a bit of a distraction, Ward Councillors have the draft interim timetable for comment and have seen the timeline to retendering the services. We can't force LB to take on these services, and if we could they don't have drivers either.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/CllrScottArthur/status/1560541259445551105

    (Ratho)

    Posted 3 months ago #
  21. chdot
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  23. jonty
    Member

    Good. Next: enforcement cameras on buses like London and tighter parking hours, which realistically is the bigger problem in the centre.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  24. ejstubbs
    Member

    And for the vast majority of drivers outside of the centre it will make zero difference, because only a tiny proportion use the bus lanes in the suburbs outside of their operating hours anyway (which also usually means that they are in contravention of Highway Code Rule 160). Even on Calder Road most drivers stick stubbornly to the right-hand lane all the time, until they approach a roundabout where they intend to turn left.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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