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Community Links PLUS design competition

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  1. Frenchy
    Member

    Hmmmm....uphill only?

    I'm wondering if buses will be able to go round the corners at the top of The Mound if there were segregated cycle lanes on both sides.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. HankChief
    Member

    My assumption is that they have secured funding with some high level plans.

    The first part of the 5 year window will be spent engaging with stakeholders to come up with the detailed designs.

    So 'we' can feed in our thoughts but don't be surprised if others feed in theirs...

    The big question is how robust the council will be in dealing with requests to 'compromise' from other road users. Hopefully as the funding is for an exemplar project it should give them some ammo not to compromise too much.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    It's a tight corner right enough.

    Might have to be alternate flow for buses and closed to private cars.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. HankChief
    Member

    Can we get specific comments on the M2GS project over on its own thread?

    And keep this for general comments about the competition and all projects?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. Frenchy
    Member

    What's Sustrans' involvement from here on?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. HankChief
    Member

    Frenchy - I assume the fundibg isn't unconditional so they will be working with CEC to ensure the high standard is maintained.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. HankChief
    Member

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/cycling-network-will-transform-travel-in-the-city-1-4563673

    Thought this was interesting.

    Motorist group IAM Roadsmart said:“At IAM RoadSmart we support the development of segregated cycle and pedestrian facilities as this is the only way to deliver a truly safe system where road users can feel confident in their daily journeys no matter how they choose to complete them.

    “We shall be monitoring the success of these projects with interest but in our view, re-engineering roads is likely to much more successful than simply applying blanket 20mph speed limits.

    “In Holland it took many decades to transform their towns and cities into the cycle friendly environments we see today. These projects are the start of a long process of change that will require sustained investment."

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. Stickman
    Member

    EEN opinion:

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/cycle-lanes-need-a-balancing-act-1-4563719

    "The trouble of course comes in carving out space for these new bike lanes. That can be fiendishly tricky in a busy and historic city like Edinburgh."

    Hmm. Plenty of room given over to cars in this busy and historic city.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. crowriver
    Member

    Well that's a nice bit of welcome news.

    It's good to see another city centre route, and also to see a route in the rather hostile west of Edinburgh. Anyone know what the routes in Inversneggie and Stirling will be like?

    Naturally the naysaying motorists will be out in force in Edinburgh over the next wee while: already getting some warning shots in via the EEN, I see.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  10. crowriver
    Member

    I suppose one other thing to remember is this is only one year's worth of funding awards. If Scottish government keep this up until the next election, then potentially quite a few more Edinburgh schemes could be funded through Community Links Plus...

    What might they be? Roseburn-Leith? Musselburgh-Portobello?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Edinburgh Council's Traffic Madness

    ( https://www.facebook.com/pg/EdinburghCouncilsTrafficMadness/about )

    With only 3% of Edinburgh's population traveling by bicycle in summer, falling to less than 0.03% in the wet, windy months of autumn, winter and spring, it is clear that this tiny minority place their interests above everyone else, including those in dire need of social care, care that they have been denied due to the political posturing of this tiny minority. Virtually nobody travells by bike, unless housebreaking and robbery is your thing. Banish these idiots to the playground where they belong and save £millions in reduced congestion and travel times for carers and everyone else trying to get around.

    "

    Fortunately there are people willing to brave the EN comments section with better facts.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/12m-dedicated-cycling-network-to-be-installed-in-edinburgh-1-4563673#comments-area

    Posted 2 months ago #
  12. steveo
    Member

    Roll on the closure of Johnston Press...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    "Roll on the closure of Johnston Press..."

    At least the comments section has got better now that JP is using the FB login system.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  14. steveo
    Member

    Much better I can't see the comments at work!

    I'm guessing the sock puppets have dried up and people are a little more careful about inciting violence when they can be tracked to their door?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  15. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Roll on the closure of Johnston Press...

    They have now jumped the shark.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  16. tammytroot
    Member

    Malcolm Parkin is a retired nutter.. He lives in Kinross.
    Kinross has my sympathies.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. Stickman
    Member

    Let's not be too harsh on Johnston Press; they can write good leaders like this:

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/leader-comment-segregated-cycle-routes-can-benefit-motorists-too-1-4563702

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. acsimpson
    Member

    At least the comments section has got better now that JP is using the FB login system.

    Although I suspect a few fake accounts (especially company pages) may have been created in the last few weeks.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. nedd1e_h
    Member

    "Edinburgh Council's Traffic Madness" is previous prolific EEN commenteer.

    I forget his/her old EEN handle, but they were always going on about "carers" being able (or not) to drive everywhere. And general anti-cycling

    Posted 2 months ago #
  20. Harts Cyclery
    Member

    I have a few carers who are customers. It amazes me more don't cycle (normal or ebike); they have to pay for all their own car ownership costs and fuel, on minimal wages. They really are living in car poverty.

    I sold a carer a Gazelle a while back. She keeps coming in and saying it's the best £600 she ever spent.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    Once again I see that the non-paying cyclists are getting priority over the heavily fee-paying motorists.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/letters-readers-debate-the-new-12m-cycle-investment-in-edinburgh-1-4566432

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. Blueth
    Member

    Let's try snd be fair. Have you not noticed all those cars stuck in jams occupied by "social carers".

    What a very strange hook on which to hang an argument.

    I have, though, seen one such round my way daring to use a bicycle.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  23. HankChief
    Member

    https://twitter.com/SustransScot/status/937675137087918080

    "Groundbreaking of the South City Way with @HumzaYousaf @AnnaLangside and @Daisynmurphy Once complete the #CLPLUS route will link Victoria Park to #Glasgow City centre #scw"

    Posted 6 days ago #
  24. Morningsider
    Member

    A cycling scheme that moves from planning to construction in a few months! What sorcery is this? A good five year wait is surely the natural order of things.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  25. Arellcat
    Moderator

    That is Glasgow. Something like that, anyway.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  26. HankChief
    Member

    How did they get through the TRO process so quickly?

    Did they have the designs already to go?

    Anyone know?

    Posted 4 days ago #

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