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Scottish Govmt announces £10m for pop up cycle/walking lanes

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  • Started 2 years ago by HankChief
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  1. chdot
    Admin

    Cycle lanes in use!

    Video

    https://twitter.com/i_SanjayLalwani/status/1539560629819916288

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

    "Over 1,500 people have signed this petition calling for the council to rapidly evolve a ‘bollard-free’ approach on Lanark Road and Longstone that will create calmer, safer and more accessible streets for residents, visitors and all road users.

    https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/number-edinburgh-cyclists-using-bike-24392678

    Not clear if the 1,500 have designed any safer, bollard free, solutions…

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    From link

    “We want to move on from the divisive policies of Spaces for People, and support more walking, bus use and cycling, with a permanent solution that ensures the needs of local people are not relegated below those travelling through the area, whether by bike or by car.

    Sounds reasonable

    SO

    Everyone everywhere should expect to be NOT disadvantaged by passing traffic.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. Yodhrin
    Member

    So given this and the previous atrocious video it's now clear Mr Farr has an agenda against cycling, whether personally or just for clicks, I'd recommend people don't post direct links to edinburghlive since everyone who reads the site puts money in his pocket. Either post the article content here directly or use archive.is to generate a new link.

    As for the content - this is the same discredited manure that was thoroughly debunked the last five times "SWEM"(ie, that one total crackpot) reheated it but this time with a change.org petition that any numpty with an email address and a unique IP can sign(as many times as they want). Somebody needs to take the guy down to the WoL path he loves so much and chuck him in for a swim(for legal reasons I note this is a joke/hyperbole...).

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    Re Lanark Road

    I have dug deeper and it’s a lot more than that.

    Some serious concerns surrounding the design of the scheme.

    Something the council accepts is an issue.

    https://twitter.com/jacobfarr31/status/1544346773371719683

    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. Yodhrin
    Member

    Funny how Mr Farr neglected to mention in the article that he'd already looked into it further than the presumed regurgitation of a SWEM "press release", what he uncovered by doing so, and apparently either didn't bother to ask or forgot to relay what the council were planning to do about it...

    Posted 1 month ago #
  7. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburghs-royal-botanic-garden-has-disabled-parking-restored-at-entrance-3771240

    "Councillor Arthur said: “Mr Munro should be congratulated for the campaign he has run and it’s fantastic the council has been able to improve matters for him."

    "Scott Arthur, the new transport convener, is pragmatic in his approach and listens to people"

    ... who drive cars.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  8. Morningsider
    Member

    I don't really understand this. Looking at google streetview for March 2021 there are nine disabled persons' parking places near the entrance of the Botanics under Spaces for People. Six on the same side as the entrance and three on the opposite side. Looking at the photo in the Chipwrapper, the new spaces are about a car's length closer to the entrance - but do not benefit from kerbside access. They do not seem to offer more protection from "being almost run over".

    I do see that the dividers have been removed - likely meaning a free for all at the entrance, making it more dangerous for everyone.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    I think that the kerbside spaces visible on streetview are still there, so there's now just an extra option of "parking further away from traffic, but not at the kerb".

    I am likewise unconvinced that this is the optimal solution.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  10. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    "I do see that the dividers have been removed - likely meaning a free for all at the entrance, making it more dangerous for everyone."

    Indeed. Plus it puts vehicles back to a position obstructing the view of pedestrians seeking to cross to/from Inverleith Park

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

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