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East City Cyclers - Informal meetups re Picardy, Leith Walk, Tram Ext, etc

(26 posts)

  1. McD
    Member

    Hi,
    There's so much going at the east end of the City, I think it would be a great idea to meet up and talk about what's going on, discuss issues etc.
    Also to talk about whether we could set up an ongoing email group or such like to share information and ideas.
    I am co-ordinating most of the things in this part of town for Spokes and we've recently had meetings with council officers re Orcas, tram extension, Leith Street and Picardy Place.
    I'm willing to share what I can.
    If you are interested just turn up, I'll be there anyway, but ideally let me know in advance via a private message.
    Also, could you let me know of any others that might be interested (eg who have campaigned for better infrastructure etc in the area in the past) - or pass the word on.
    Does anybody go to Leith Central Community Council - might they be worth contacting? (I do go to New Town and Broughton CC).
    Martin

    5 to 6.30pm Monday 12th February
    upstairs at :
    The Outhouse
    12A Broughton Street Lane
    EH1 3LY

    0131 557 6668
    info@outhouse-edinburgh.co.uk
    http://www.outhouse-edinburgh.co.uk
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Outhouse/138251339556919

    Posted 3 months ago #
  2. Iain McR
    Member

    Hi - a good idea. I shall pencil in my calendar, wont be able to confirm until nearer the date.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  3. crowriver
    Member

    Might make this, will confirm either way later.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

    Don’t forget Powderhall.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. dougal
    Member

    Sounds good, sadly not a time of day I can make. If an electronic ML or forum comes out of it let us know though.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. unhurt
    Member

    Oh, good plan - might be able to stop by (perhaps not till about quarter past though).

    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. McD
    Member

    @chdot - Powderhall was in the original title but ran out of room. Lots more to come. Granton and Newhaven in my sights too and Calton Road one day.
    May spread West to cover Meadows to George St and George Street itself and certainly any connections to the Bridges, but will keep it local for now.
    A list would be a good start.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  8. wingpig
    Member

    It being half-term, I might make it.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. McD
    Member

    Outhouse is no longer available. Any suggestions for an alternative venue - back room of a pub or some such?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. Iain McR
    Member

    Can't think of any suitable rooms, but lots of pubs have areas we could probably reserve ie Hamiltons or Bailie Bar if we have less than 10.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. PS
    Member

    Cumberland Bar's backroom is reservable.

    I'm working away on Monday so won't be able to attend, I'm afraid.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. Vez
    Member

    I'd be interested but have a class finishing at 6.30 on Monday - depending on location will pop my head in to see if you are still there. Sounds like a good idea, thanks.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  13. McD
    Member

    Thanks - I'll try those venues.
    I'm very tight on time next week and away the following week but it seems timely to have a meeting now so will stick with the date and time if we can.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  14. McD
    Member

    New venue:

    The Cumberland Bar
    1-3 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6RT
    0131 558 3134
    enquiries@cumberlandbar.co.uk

    We'll be in the "side room". Plenty of railings outside for parking - they've said that they don't mind.

    Sorry it's not very central - but it's available and free.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. Frenchy
    Member

    @McD - you and I have slightly different definitions of "not very central", apparently.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  16. unhurt
    Member

    Reet, who's about this eve?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  17. Iain McR
    Member

    aye

    Posted 3 months ago #
  18. mkoerner
    Member

    I'm planning to come as well.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  19. crowriver
    Member

    Don't think I will make it: half term child wrangling duty calls.

    However one issue that would be good to include on the agenda is the Powderhall railway and its possible conversion to a shared use path, linking to the NEPN.

    See here for more info:

    https://powderhallpath.wordpress.com

    Posted 3 months ago #
  20. c30c60
    Member

    I hope to come along. Can I sneak Holyrood Park onto the list?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    Holyrood, Meadowbank, Powderhall - such potential...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  22. c30c60
    Member

    And in the case of Holyrood, so many years of teeth-grinding frustration.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  23. McD
    Member

    A few topics for consideration - not all tonight!

    Not an exhaustive list but stuff to be thinking about.
    Hoping to see a good few people tonight - though the side room isn't very big.
    Aim to keep it informal and sociable, but do want to find out what future such a group might have - maybe a short survey.
    I'm thinking mainly an information sharing session.

    I have to leave at 6.30

    Posted 3 months ago #
  24. McD
    Member

    Survey form - I'll print a few for tonight plus bringing some Post-Its etc for scribbling on.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  25. wingpig
    Member

    I'll be there at about quarter past...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  26. McD
    Member

    Thanks to the 6 of you who came on Monday evening. I thought that it was a good start and some useful discussion.
    Topics included Picardy Place, Leith Walk, Leith Street and some general discussion about the uselessness of non-mandatory cycle lanes and some serious discussion about cycling in Holyrood Park which I've followed up with @c60c90 as Spokes has had enquiries and debate recently re Duddingston to Holyrood.
    We covered most of the list at:
    East City Cycling's Google Drive
    Other issues to follow up on include Pavement/Cycleway parking on Leith Walk and Tolbooth Wynd/Queen Charlotte Street and Seafield Road.
    It's Leith Central Community Council on Monday 19th - I'm away but was hoping to go. Anybody else going?

    Posted 3 months ago #

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