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Liberton Brae/Liberton road/Kirk Brae/Mayfield

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  • Started 1 year ago by I were right about that saddle
  • Latest reply from edinburgh87

  1. glasgow megasnake
    Member

    Thanks!

    I think the only way I could see serious infrastructure is if the university came on board - from KB to meadows is regularly used by uni people and it's pretty poor from a cycling point of view. But they seem to prefer spending all of their money in town, really, and despite their rhetoric action on genuinely making it easier to travel around the uni by bike is weak.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  2. mkoerner
    Member

    I'll be soon working at the Easter Bush Campus (commuting from Leith) and tried out this most direct route yesterday. Several close passes at Liberton Brae. 27 cars parked in the (unfortunately only advisory) cycle lane.

    A mandatory cycle lane would be great - also further along at Straiton (where enough space should be available).

    I do agree, with this road being the most direct link between KB and Easter Bush, cycling infrastructure needs to be improved/developed.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  3. Lezzles
    Member

    @mkoerner my husband stopped using this route home from work for the same reason. He prefers to go up through Gilmerton now - there is the upgraded railwayline all the way to Roslin if you fancy it.

    Otherwise all my colleagues go up through Morningside and past Hillend to get to the Bush Estate.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  4. mkoerner
    Member

    @Lezzles: Thanks! Good shout RE the Morningside/Hillend route - looks like same distance, I'll give that a try next time.

    I've tried the Gilmerton/cycle path variation, but it adds a fair bit of time to the anyway already quite lengthy commute (it's probably worthwhile if you're going all the way to Roslin, but maybe less so if you have to come off at Loanhead already in order to go to Easter Bush).

    Generally, I find it utterly frustrating though that cyclist need to search for alternative / less convenient routes because of the sheer lack of a safe cycle infrastructure / dangerous/ignorant driver behaviour.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  5. Lezzles
    Member

    @mkoerner it would probably be quicker to continue to Roslin and then pop up to Easter Bush. Loanhead is nasty to cycle through and Straiton is even worse. Roslin to the Bush is my commute and its frankly lovely in comparison

    Posted 10 months ago #
  6. dk1
    Member

    +1 for the Morningside/Hillend route, I use it to get back to Loanhead from town (via Old Pentland Road). I've mentioned elsewhere before, but Liberton Brae is horrible, too many close passes in the bottom half with cars trying to sneak past before the road opens out.

    Interestingly (or maybe not) I have no problem commuting into town via Liberton Brae, bus lanes are never too busy and it is downhill/downwind mostly. Worst section is through the 'quality' bike corridor (sigh).

    Posted 10 months ago #
  7. Frenchy
    Member

    I'm hearing that this junction will be getting cyclist advance release lights to "supplement the existing cycle provision".

    No other changes planned at the moment.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  8. Frenchy
    Member

    Frenchy's paraphrased communications with CEC about pedestrian crossings:

    F: Add pedestrian crossings on Kirk Brae, Mayfield Road and Blackford Glen Road.
    CEC: We're spending lots of money replacing all the traffic lights
    F: Will you add pedestrian crossings at the same time?
    CEC: No.
    F: Why not?
    CEC: ...
    *CEC installs new lights*
    F: Why didn't you add pedestrian crossings at the same time?
    CEC: ...
    F: No, seriously, why didn't you add pedestrian crossings at the same time?
    CEC: "This will be done when the traffic signals apparatus at the junction requires to be refurbished but this is unlikely to be within the near future."
    F: AAHAHGAHGAHGAGHAHGAHGAHJBJHBVDEJHHG.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. edinburgh87
    Member

    Good point, hadn't ever noticed that, always on bike when I pass through.

    Posted 1 week ago #

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