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Burnshot flyover

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  1. crowriver
    Member

    I was out that way last week in the afternoon. Great path out to the Kirkliston Road. Surely would not be too tricky to extend it past the old army HQ, as the current footway there is overgrown and needs resurfacing.

    I avoided that road on the way back in the evening, as it still gets busy and cars going fast on way home after work. Went via Dalmeny village which is part-closed at the moment for roadworks and very quiet, to join the A90 path at entrance to Dalmeny Estate. Beware at the junction before A90 path: quite a few speeding motorists heading to South Queensferry.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. handcyclist
    Member

    The underpass is currently having some surfacing work done at the Cramond Brig side.
    It was left today with a lip to get onto the road surface with a 'ramp' made of soil. If anyone was along there this afternoon they may have seen an interesting set of tracks in this soil as I tried several times to get my handcycle over the lip but grounded solidly each time. Eventually I gave up and cursed for most of the way to Craigies as part of the extra 3.5 mile loop required to bypass this 'challenge'.
    I'm not sure why this section is being resurfaced, it looks like the 'lump' up and over onto the road might actually be getting bigger and I won't be able to use it at all without grounding.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    That sounds bad.

    Hope you are reporting/Twittering.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  4. HankChief
    Member

    My contact tells me they are resurfacing it to sort out the ponding issues.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  5. fiefster
    Member

    @redmist, Burnshot Road is pretty much the same going west in the evening, in fact, it is arguably slightly more dangerous rejoining the carriageway at the end of the shiny new cycle path as it requires a lengthy over shoulder check just as the cars turn on their afterburners as they crown the sliproad. Also requires some judicious manoeuvring if fellow cyclists are approaching the path at the same time.

    Make sure you follow the signs on the ground and slow down going up the cyclepath just when it straightens and widens!

    Going east in the morning is returning to pre-bridge removal levels due to, I suspect, motorists believing it is quickest to go round the Dalemny slip diversion and rejoin the A90 into Cramond.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  6. crowriver
    Member

    "Burnshot Road is pretty much the same going west in the evening"

    Yeah I try to avoid Burnshot Road in the evening "must get home as quickly as possible" post-work fatigue driver commute window. Turns it into a high speed race track with half asleep drivers.

    Better trundling along Dalmeny Main Street to the path by the entrance to Dalmeny Estate. The junction with B924 can be a bit hairy though with a similar race track mentality in evidence in the evening: really needs a signalised crossing there for safety.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  7. redmist
    Member

    Thanks for the tip. I went west on Burnshot on a Sat morning recently and it was quiet so I may have been deceived. I did notice that the surface on the "cycling line" was bad for the first bit as you head out of Kirkliston. I was glad to be able to ride near the middle of the road as there were no cars. I'll take the advice and avoid on weekday evenings.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  8. HankChief
    Member

  9. HankChief
    Member

    "A scheme to alter the slip roads and significantly improve the Active Travel (pedestrian/cyclist) provision in the area was proposed, but this required further funding to finance the additional construction costs. An application made to Sustrans for this funding has been initially unsuccessful, however a revised submission has now been made. In order to progress detailed design of the bridge, design will now proceed with an Active Travel provision of reduced scope. If funding is achieved, then the design will be updated during the process.

    The Active Travel provision scope still includes pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly paths crossing the bridge and linking into existing paths, but does not include for any significant modifications to the road network.
    Bridge "

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  10. bax
    Member

    charles rennie mackintosh didn't have to put up with any of this foolish active travel budget nonsense

    oh no

    he relied on art nouveau absinthe fumes to see him through the hard times

    no sustrans nonsense required, for the uncrowned king of glesga

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  11. fiefster
    Member

    ".... and all temporary Traffic Management cones and signs in the area have been removed."

    Not true, there is still a "diverted traffic" sign and 10yds further on a roadworks sign each taking up half the width of the path

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  12. fiefster
    Member

    Signs now gone!

    Posted 1 week ago #

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