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Leith Walk human-protected bike lane intervention

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  1. unhurt
    Member

    Making a new topic as not everyone follows every large, long-running thread.

    Discussion in the other topic is here.

    Plan: Human bollards - i.e. people with linked arms - where the removed and not-being-replaced "armadillos" were. Useful coverage of this being done elsewhere via @Murun Buchstansangur here

    Place: Leith Walk (obviously!)

    Date & Time: suggestions so far: next Wednesday or (this?) Saturday. Time to be decided. Discuss!

    AS per @sallyhinch's suggestion I've made a Slack group. (Please admire my restraint in not calling it "The Human Armadillo".) Join link:

    Leith Walk Lane Protection Protest Slack Group

    Posted 4 days ago #
  2. nedd1e_h
    Member

    I'm in. Will endeavour to make it, whatever time / date it is.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  3. unhurt
    Member

    Grand - thanks!

    Posted 4 days ago #
  4. earthowned
    Member

    I've joined the 'Not-the-human-armadillo" slack group :-)

    Posted 4 days ago #
  5. unhurt
    Member

    (Bump in case anyone else wants to join in and missed this.)

    Posted 3 days ago #
  6. jules878
    Member

    I joined. Weds a possibility depending what time. Can't do Saturday!

    Posted 3 days ago #
  7. Klaxon
    Member

    Pigeon Post was asking around on twitter for Saturday availability

    Is this related

    Posted 3 days ago #
  8. Stickman
    Member

    Klaxon: yes. I am pidgin post on Twitter

    Posted 3 days ago #
  9. sallyhinch
    Member

    Have posted on the POP Slack group.

    Do you want something up on the POP facebook group or are you trying to keep it somewhat under wraps? I guess that there is a balance to be sought between getting numbers out, and making it a genuinely surprising event.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  10. unhurt
    Member

    Cheers! Maybe hang back on FB posts till we have nailed down day and time?

    Posted 3 days ago #
  11. dougal
    Member

    Currently a bit up in the air between choosing the 'right' day and awaiting new information from cooncil. Analysis paralysis :-\

    Posted 3 days ago #
  12. Stickman
    Member

    Has the All-Powerful Cycling Lobby reached a new stage of influence where even the rumour of a potential protest makes the council have a rethink? If so then we need to start organising suh things more often....

    Posted 3 days ago #
  13. dougal
    Member

    Thus far the excitement has been too much for me, so in future I suggest we just spread the rumours.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  14. Stickman
    Member

    Similar action in Islington:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/155289075082345/

    Posted 3 days ago #
  15. sallyhinch
    Member

    I'd say go for it, and if the coonsil announces something concrete in the meantime, turn it into a celebration and hand out mince pies to passing cyclists and well-parked vehicles

    Posted 3 days ago #
  16. unhurt
    Member

    Yep, that's looking like the plan.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

  18. HankChief
    Member

    EDIT: Deleted and moved to main thread.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  19. Stickman
    Member

    So this is going to happen.

    Saturday 16th December, 1pm. Meet outside the church on Pilrig Street.

    #protectionnotpaint

    Posted 2 days ago #
  20. sallyhinch
    Member

    Give me words / a FB event and I'll put it on the POP FB group, it will distract everyone from shouting at each other about cyclists without lights (sigh)

    Posted 2 days ago #
  21. SRD
    Moderator

    today!

    Posted 1 day ago #
  22. unhurt
    Member

    No, next Saturday!

    Posted 1 day ago #
  23. jdanielp
    Member

    I hope to make it along next week. I only saw some of the newer parts of the cycling infrastructure on Leith Walk for the first time last week on a pilgrimage to Woodland Creatures. The advanced stop to turn right junction is particularly intriguing. Can't say that I spotted where armadillos were.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  24. SRD
    Moderator

    agh! sorry. Just as well, I have a sick child at home today. May be able to come next week.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  25. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    The advanced stop to turn right junction is particularly intriguing.

    Indeed. My brain looked at it and filed it under 'that can't be right'.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  26. algo
    Member

    facebook event page:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/553130691691437/

    Posted 1 day ago #
  27. unhurt
    Member

    Slack-ers, I've uploaded a first draft press release. Edits/comments? (NB I won't really be around online tomorrow till late on for work reasons.)

    Posted 9 hours ago #
  28. Frenchy
    Member

    In true slack-er fashion, I will look it at work tomorrow.

    Posted 8 hours ago #

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