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Is this the worst bit of cycling "infrastructure" in Edinburgh?

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  1. Frenchy
    Member

    the other path thats been made just further up has got steps on it

    Whereabout is this?

    wish they would do some "topping off" works to the gate further up - its surrounding edges are getting a rutted and muddy mess !

    You mean the gate just west of the bridge over the railway line?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  2. rider73
    Member

    the bit where you have to go around the gate and either squeeze between the gate and the post or around the post - both bits are very muddy and so is the cobble "line" you have to cross.

    the other path is not tarmaced and its on the leftcoming out from the new houses about 15 meters after youve exited the chicanes and are heading towards the gate to dalmeny....

    Posted 9 months ago #
  3. Frenchy
    Member

    Ta, not been that way for a while, so hadn't clocked that there was an extra path.

    I emailed someone at Sustrans a while ago, asking what the deal was with that muddy bit next to the gate. I don't think they ever got back to me, I'll chase it up.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  4. acsimpson
    Member

    IIRC The gate is currently owned by Earl of Rosebery. Given that they decided to install a new gate when the milk van crashed into the old one I don't imagine they are very interested in upgrading the access currently. Although if anyone want to go digging and see if Edinburgh Council could upgrade it with some of that cycle budget they are apparently struggling to spend then please do so.

    Taylor Wimpey (or AN Other national house builder) are busy purchasing the land over the road from the new housing from him in order to build more housing. We need to keep an eye on their planning application to ensure that it include the necessary upgrades to the path from Dalmeny. The planning applicaiton might be 16/06280/FUL if anyone has time to go digging through it and see what's included: https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OIHR8AEWHTI00

    Posted 9 months ago #
  5. Frenchy
    Member

    Chasing up as I said upthread - does anyone have any photos of the problem area?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  6. bax
    Member

    hawthorn puncture right through a brand new marathon plus this afternoon on the raised part of the A90 path

    disappointing

    Posted 8 months ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    Kevlar is bulletproof but not hawthorn proof. Not sure why the army doesn't stick hawthorns on the ends of bullets.

    Bad luck bax, bet that was a test of your thumbs changing a brand new SM+

    Posted 8 months ago #
  8. acsimpson
    Member

    Frenchy,

    Are there any parts in particular which you would like a photo of?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    Been a while since I went that way myself, but I was thinking of the narrow muddy bit by the gate. If there are other crap bits that I've forgotten about, then photos of those would be appreciated too. Doubt we'd have any luck with the chicanes though.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  10. bax
    Member

    muddy gate update

    i passed by at 14:30 today, and there was a surveyor with his tripod

    asked if this bit was being remodelled, and he said yes, it is

    Posted 8 months ago #
  11. acsimpson
    Member

    Assuming he's from the southern housing then it may still be a few years unfortunately. It was always wimpey(?)s plan to do so.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  12. bax
    Member

    while i have been carousing in glorious hero city murmansk

    it appears that comrade hankchief has scored a stunning victory

    in the removal of the unlawful agilent hill chicanes

    chapeau good sir, chapeau !

    https://twitter.com/hank_chief/status/1034098697200705541

    for we will toast your name on the winter icy mornings ahead

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. bax
    Member

    not forgetting acsimpson's ongoing work badgering Cala Homes over their presumptions

    baseless chicanery begone !

    Posted 1 month ago #

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