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Cyclist Down - Holyrood Park Road

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  • Started 1 week ago by kaputnik
  • Latest reply from toomanybikes

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  1. kaputnik
    Moderator

    No article up yet, but there's a tween from EEN saying that there was as "accident between car and cyclist at Holyrood Park Road" at 1020 this morning.

    That's the bit of road between Scottish Widows, past Pollock Halls and into the first roundabout.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. Frenchy
    Member

    HES tweeting that the low road is closed too.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. Stickman
    Member

  4. chdot
    Admin

  5. nedd1e_h
    Member

    Apparently Historic Environment Scotland have made very little progress on cycle routes through the park since February.

    Citing the difficulty of integrating "CEC’s for city roadways and HES’s for a Property in Care/Scheduled Monument/SSSI"

    Posted 6 days ago #
  6. dougal
    Member

    "The vehicles involved were a white Hyundai Santa Fe and a grey Ford Focus."

    But whose shirts do they wear?

    Seriously what nonsense is this.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  7. wangi
    Member

    The solution is simple - close roads to the general public at the existing gates. Authorised & emergency vehicles only beyond. Scope for keeping the high road open.

    Presumably, that would require secondary legislation to amend Holyrood Park Regulations 1971.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  8. nedd1e_h
    Member

    I don't think it necessary to close the roads completely. Just block them to through-traffic. So if you enter at one end, you have to leave at the same end.

    Simples.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  9. gibbo
    Member

    I don't think it necessary to close the roads completely. Just block them to through-traffic. So if you enter at one end, you have to leave at the same end.

    Simples.

    Certainly, when it comes to the low road, there are alternative routes for cars (Peffermill and Willowbrae) that make far more sense then letting them through a park.

    And no real reason why cars can't use the Holyrood Road/Pleasance alternative to Parliament-Holyrood Park Road.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  10. crowriver
    Member

    "Apparently Historic Environment Scotland have made very little progress on cycle routes through the park since February."

    Perhaps this collision will help focus minds? One can only hope.

    Best wishes to the injured party for a speedy recovery.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  11. toomanybikes
    Member

    The random number generator which determines car speeds there is pretty dangerous. I nearly had an accident cycling East along Duddingston Low Road a few months ago. Didn't expect anyone to be doing ~40 and aggressively overtaking. Would be perfect place for average speed cameras, or better yet always shut to cars like on Sundays. Can only presume the residents would be keen down Old Church Lane too, with high traffic volumes on cobbles right in front of your house

    Posted 5 days ago #

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