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Greenbank to Meadows Quiet Route

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  • Started 2 years ago by pringlis
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  1. Yodhrin
    Member

    Looks like they've come as close as they can to capitulating to the motor lobby while still being able to pretend they care about cycling. "Targeted removal of cycle lane defenders" indeed, might as well rip out the lot, it'll be full of parked cars and delivery fans from now on. I refer to the Comiston Road "solution".

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. gembo
    Member

    If tories don’t get in then maybe they will target reinstation after local authority elections?

    Obviously if tories get in we are fecked.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. neddie
    Member

    Dave Sinclair (officer - head of roads?) at TEC today admits that the proposed "option 2" layout leaves an unsafe right-turn from Braid Rd into Braidburn Tce (heading South). Then he says, "vulnerable cyclists can just hop off to get through the junction"

    So people who use cycles as a mobility aid can just "hop off" can they?

    He really doesn't get it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. jonty
    Member

    TRO for the Newbattle Terrace changes:

    https://www.tellmescotland.gov.uk/notices/city-of-edinburgh/traffic/00000266541?utm_source=tms&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=notice_alert

    They have started doing "comments invited at this stage" TROs - sounds like a sort of mini-consultation? I don't know if this means that non-wrecking objections can be dealt with more easily?

    Posted 10 months ago #
  5. ejstubbs
    Member

    Braid Road is currently signed as being closed to bikes northbound - the "Except cyclists" sign next to the no entry signs at the south end of the restriction has been folded away. This seems to be due to some work being carried out on the wall along the west side, involving the (presumably temporary) closure of the footway at the point, with pedestrians diverted on to the northbound protected cycle lane for a few yards.

    Quite why that means that bikes aren't allowed northbound along any part of that stretch of road is unclear: I would have thought it was an obvious opportunity for one of the much despised "cyclists dismount" signs to be brought out of storage. Better than simply announcing "thou shalt not pass" when it's too late to do anything about it, surely?

    Posted 7 months ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

    SA says today on Twitter B Rd will reopen both ways after August T&E…?

    From yesterday’s Full Council -

    QUESTION NO 30

    Question

    By Councillor Macinnes for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee at a meeting of the Council on 30 June 2022

    (1) What is the Administration’s way forward on both the temporary and permanent schemes for Braid Road and what is your policy on Braid Road re-opening?

    Answer

    (1) The reopening of Braid Road, under the Travelling Safely Programme, has not occurred yet due to project delays.

    I am sure you share my concerns about this delay, it is one of many across the Transport and Environment remit. I hope that from August TEC will be able to provide transparent and open scrutiny of project delivery to help ensure schemes have adequate resources to be delivered on time and on budget.

    You will recall that you supported the proposal to reopen the one-way section of Braid Road to two-way traffic, introduce a modal filter and temporary pedestrian crossing. (Expected September 2022). I am committed to progressing this in an open and transparent way, and working with residents and community groups via the ETRO process.

    file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/85/05/51EB6C96-3FF6-4F56-AA61-5BA73E676AB8/Supplement%20Questions%20and%20Answers%2030062022%201000%20City%20of%20Edinburgh%20Council.pdf

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    SA says today on Twitter B Rd will reopen both ways after August T&E…?

    From yesterday’s Full Council -

    QUESTION NO 30

    Question

    By Councillor Macinnes for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee at a meeting of the Council on 30 June 2022

    (1) What is the Administration’s way forward on both the temporary and permanent schemes for Braid Road and what is your policy on Braid Road re-opening?

    Answer

    (1) The reopening of Braid Road, under the Travelling Safely Programme, has not occurred yet due to project delays.

    I am sure you share my concerns about this delay, it is one of many across the Transport and Environment remit. I hope that from August TEC will be able to provide transparent and open scrutiny of project delivery to help ensure schemes have adequate resources to be delivered on time and on budget.

    You will recall that you supported the proposal to reopen the one-way section of Braid Road to two-way traffic, introduce a modal filter and temporary pedestrian crossing. (Expected September 2022). I am committed to progressing this in an open and transparent way, and working with residents and community groups via the ETRO process.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. pringlis
    Member

    They voted to do that a while ago but it was agreed that they'd delay until after a pedestrian crossing had been installed at the entrance to The Hermitage but I think they've rowed back on that too. They are installing a filter on the northbound section of Braid Road, and building out the kerb but it's still a step back. Attached picture should give an idea. It's flipped around but you can see the compass showing where north is.

    It's disappointing and will mean more traffic on the Quiet Route as cars will just cut down Hermitage Gardens and back onto Braid Road and continue through Morningside.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    More & more research on health benefits of walking & cycling incl for children. Cities should be built around this. Building safe car-free journeys to school & work hugely important. Please write to your councillors supporting routes such as the Greenbank to Meadows Quiet Route.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/devisridhar/status/1561650528437903362

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. jonty
    Member

    Lights now in at Newbattle Terrace. Looks like the one way on Pitsligo Road got dropped

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. neddie
    Member

    Yeah, the one-way on Pitsligo got dropped after concerns from concerned residents*

    *Residents that all live in gated-communities behind 12 foot high stone walls. There is literally no housing frontage on Pitsligo whatsoever, so they all just see it as a racetrack to get out of their houses by car as fast as possible. No thought for making the neighbourhood nicer outside of their own walls. Side effect of gated-communities - we're alright, sod everyone else.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. neddie
    Member

    Of course the world hasn't ended the whole time that Newbattle Tce has been closed in its entirety due to the road works.

    A much simpler and cheaper solution would have been to implement a modal filter on Newbattle Tce...

    WHICH. IS. EXACTLY. WHAT. Blackford Safe Routes suggested about 4 years ago...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  13. pringlis
    Member

    18th November for Braid Road reopening. https://twitter.com/CllrScottArthur/status/1575162101051662338

    I'm extremely concerned about the impact it'll have on the Quiet Route.

    (PS is this thread meant to be a sticky now? It seems to have been set as sticky.)

    Posted 2 months ago #

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