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Shandwick Place 1 minute's silence - Wednesday 7th June 8.30am

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  • Started 4 months ago by HankChief
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  1. HankChief
    Member

    (Moved to it's own thread from incident one.)

    This Wednesday (7th June), at 8:30 am, cyclists in Edinburgh will be marking Zhi Min Soh's death, and calling for the city to take action to ensure that a similar tragedy does not happen again. There will be a short, respectful protest at the junction where she died, reflecting the emotion that has bubbled up in the days since this senseless death. We ask anyone who can to come and join us, on bike or on foot, and whether you cycle or not.

    There will be a group gathering outside West Register House at 8:15 a.m.

    https://goo.gl/maps/T3n4fuDK4WN2

    We will move on to the junction of Princes Street with Shandwick Place for 8:30 where a whistle will signify a minute's silence where we ask everyone to stand and observe this silence respectfully. A piper will then play a lament in memory of Zhi Min Soh and we will disperse.

    Plan a route there -

    https://edinburgh.cyclestreets.net/journey/to/55.951361,-3.208529/WRH+Charlotte+Square

    UPDATE

    Additional meeting places for 'feed-in' rides - no leaders as such, all riders responsible for themselves.

    Canal basin 8.10

    St. Andrew House 8:10

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. biketrain
    Member

    I can make a few flags. Any thoughts on the artwork?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. morepathsplease
    Member

    Would be good to have an equally strong "Start..." slogan. I'm hoping to bring at least five placards/posters.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. SRD
    Moderator

    I'm inclined to go with 'Space for cyclists'?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "I'm inclined to go with 'Space for cyclists'"

    Ditto

    Posted 4 months ago #
  6. sallyhinch
    Member

    As this is pretty much a bottom up event, put whatever you want on your placards ... the more personal the better, really

    Posted 4 months ago #
  7. Rosie
    Member

    As this is pretty much a bottom up event, put whatever you want on your placards ... the more personal the better, really

    Sure, but please share ideas.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  8. Rosie
    Member

    Is there a Facebook post to share as yet?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  9. SRD
    Moderator

    I'm going to bring my kids (if they want to come).

    Can't think of a better reason for them to be late to school for.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  10. sallyhinch
    Member

  11. DdF
    Member

    @hankchief above says meet 8.15 West Register House but the PoP blog says meet at 8.30 at "Shandwick Place."

    Which of these should we be asking people to do when publicising the event? Or both, depending on what time you arrive at?

    Also, will the travel from W Register House to the junction be walking with bike or cycling?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    1 min silence is at Shandwick Pl as close to 8:30 as possible

    WRHo is an optional assembly point, this was used as the start of last year's Roseburn Ride.

    There is no way of knowing how many people will turn up.

    Many will just turn up just before 8:30 at S Pl.

    All is optional - apart from the one minute, static, silence which will be indicated by a whistle blow (before and after).

    Posted 4 months ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    "will the travel from W Register House to the junction be walking with bike or cycling?"

    Again personal choice - dependent on numbers and timing.

    Not everyone will have a bike.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  14. spytfyre
    Member

    I'd be tempted to go with Think Bike as a banner.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  15. sallyhinch
    Member

    I think others are planning to come from other directions. Things were all a bit fluid last night when we were putting the details together so the POP post went with the one settled thing which was 8:30 at Shandwick Place. I can add the alternative starting place if it helps

    Posted 4 months ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    "I can add the alternative starting place if it helps"

    If there is a guaranteed nucleus of people already agreeing to assembly in place(s?) about 10 mins ahead of the time they will need to leave to get to S Pl for 8:30, that would be useful.

    I'm sure there will be plenty of people arranging to meet up for joint rides towards the centre. If they want to mention on here and invite others to join, that's up to them.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. amir
    Member

    Excuse my ignorance - but whereabouts on Shandwick Place?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. ARobComp
    Member

    We will hold the one minutes silence at the point of the incident - infront of the Rutland Hotel/huxley. at junction of princes street, lothian road and Shandwick place.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. amir
    Member

    Thanks ARObComp. I think that I will go straight there so as to avoid having to cross the tram tracks.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

    I would expect to fill the roadspace here very easily -

    How far east and west this spreads won't be known until Wednesday.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    Some people might like to retweet -

    https://twitter.com/chdot/status/871659925294002176

    Posted 4 months ago #
  22. I will be outside the Scottish Office about 08:10 if anyone wants to meet there. I'll ride past Rabbie's offices on waterloo Place, along Princes Street to the West End. I aim to get to the junction just before 8:30

    ADMIN EDIT

    Plan a route to St. Andrew House -

    https://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/to/55.953978,-3.184345/St.+Andrew+House/

    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. qwerty
    Member

    chdot, can your tweet be spruced up a little to encourage re-tweeting? Add in @ to relevant org accounts, add one or two easy to follow hashtags, and more info on the incident the 1 min silence relates to. Whatever can be fitted in. At the moment if anyone re-tweets it there's a huge amount of context/links not filled in and I don't think most of my Edinburgh-based followers would understand what it's referring to without digging around.
    I'm happy to re-tweet a more rounded one if anyone can point me to an example, to help :)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    @querty I will do others, but this is deliberately low key for those who are 'aware' but maybe not sure of final details and locations.

    There are others -

    https://twitter.com/popscotland/status/871458472965140480

    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. chdot
    Admin

    "I will be outside the Scottish Office about 08:10"

    Presume St. Andrew House.

    Good place to meet.

    Maybe push bikes from S Charlotte St?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  26. qwerty
    Member

    I see, that makes sense. Thanks!

    Posted 4 months ago #
  27. ih
    Member

    There have been several references to the Tour Company, for whom I hold absolutely no brief whatsoever, but can we please let the fatal accident enquiry do its job in that respect. This is about a needless death and badly designed roads.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  28. SRD
    Moderator

    Posted 4 months ago #
  29. biketrain
    Member

    Protest being publicised in EEN.

    Linkee

    Posted 4 months ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    GOOD!

    Posted 4 months ago #

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