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‘15 minute city’ or ‘20-minute neighbourhood’?

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  1. chdot
    Admin

    Just had a meeting with the '20 minute neighbourhood' team about coming improvements for walking, wheeling and place in Gorgie/Dalry. Early days but I'm genuinely excited by what i heard. It's vital that community groups engage at an early stage.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/rsmcksg/status/1567804990705569792

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. Morningsider
    Member

    Would the 20-minute neighbourhood team's time not be better spent working on areas that aren't already 20-minute neighbourhoods?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    It’s a valid question!

    Though first problem is working out what are key/necessary elements of a 20MN.

    Also if CEC understands and has a rational way of judging ‘suitable’ areas and what they need to have added.

    There must be plenty of areas in Ed that are effectively 20MNs, depending on where you draw the boundaries. Others where it would be virtually impossible.

    So do you designate areas that already meet agreed criteria? Do you work on places that need an extra box ticked? Do you work on a more challenging area where success might be more noticeable as quite a lot will have changed??

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

    Small cities are really optimal for cycling. Nobody in my city is more than a 4 miles from downtown. The biggest barrier is the lack of safe cycling infrastructure, and that's a much easier issue to tackle than miles upon miles of sprawl.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/katherine_mel_b/status/1569188250148823040

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    Local residents in Gorgie Dalry are now being invited to share their thoughts on how the area around Dalry Road could be improved. Participants have the option of sharing their views either online or in person at a series of local events.

    https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/edinburghs-20-minute-neighbourhoods-move-forward-with-gorgie-dalry-town-centres-focus

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

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    Posted 2 days ago #

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