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  1. jdanielp
    Member

    It might be too much to hope that they sort out the drainage of otherwise relatively smooth parts of the towpath... There was a lot of standing water earlier and it will only be worse by now, mostly along the section between Wester Hailes and the bypass.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. ejstubbs
    Member

    Who is responsible for maintenance of the towpath, and the access routes to and from? Is it the council, or Scottish Canals, or a combination of the two?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. jdanielp
    Member

    That's a good question. I'm pretty sure that Scottish Canals are responsible for the towapth, but I don't know about the linking paths; I would assume that is more likely to be the council and they are taking the opportunity to spend money on work which is relatively easy to get done without endless consultations etc?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. Frenchy
    Member

    I asked the council officer who deals with their other chicane removals/minor improvements, and they didn't know who was responsible. So it's not the council, but it might largely be Sustrans rather than Scottish Canals.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. jdanielp
    Member

    Ah, I should have realised it might be Sustrans. On the subject of chicane removals, a couple of bits of chicane and a bollard or two have also gone from the towpath and access paths between Wester Hailes and Heriot-Watt. It would be great if they could remove the speed bumps where the chicanes used to be though. I was starting to think about switching back to my hybridised MTB as the path deteriorated, but I'm now hoping that the works will eventually make sticking with my proper hybrid make sense again.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  6. Morningsider
    Member

    It's Scottish Canals carrying out the work, paid for by the taxpayer via Sustrans:

    https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/news/union-canal-central-canals-access-improvements-edinburgh/

    Posted 6 days ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    Was going to Stirling Uni today

    Decided to go from Edinburgh Park

    Took the wee comedy Brompton as had lorra hassle at Edinburgh park previously trying to get big bike on train.

    Used two of the new bits of tar, a small side spur on the path down from Hermiston where all the tree routes are still causing bother, so almost pointless but the great paving of the desire line to come off towpath at New Mid Cultins.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  8. jdanielp
    Member

    Resurfacing of the section of towpath at Wester Hailes that had been marked and cut previously was ongoing this morning. It was possible to pass the work area via the grass. The same won't be possible at other sections that also need to be resurfaced, but there is also no sign of any other areas being marked up as yet.

    Posted 5 days ago #

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