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Harrison Park improvement

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  1. SRD
    Member

    I presume you've sent a link of this to the cycling officer chap?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. lionfish
    Member

    I visited the boat/barge last week and filled in the form. The main point I thought of was the blocked access by parked cars. The consultation was suppose to be for Harrison Park East, but I mainly use HP West, I guess it's the same people.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

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    South West Team (@southwest_team)

    4/23/12 6:25 PM

    Tomorrow is the start of our dog fouling initiative in Harrison Park. Wardens will be there 7am to 10pm: ow.ly/arTes #edinclean

    "

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

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    South West Team (@southwest_team)

    4/24/12 8:05 AM

    If you're in Harrison Park today say "hi" to our Wardens who will be there all day today and Thursday: http://ow.ly/arTjm #edinclean
    "

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

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    Sara Dorman ‏ @SRDEdinburgh

    @southwest_team Easy peasey -- Dropped kerb where footpath meets Harrison Rd to ease access for buggies, bikes, wheelchairs etc

    South West Team‏ @southwest_team

    @srdedinburgh update: this will be added to our list of proposed dropped kerbs & will be done over the next few months. ^G
    1:11 PM - 1 May 12

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    Better late than never!

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    Sara Dorman @SRDEdinburgh

    @southwest_team Woo-hoo! All 100+ cyclists who went 'bump' on their way to @POPScotland on Saturday will be thrilled! Many thanks :)

    "

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Claggy Cog
    Member

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chdot/6950022142/in/photostream/

    I think the pink aggregate works rather well. The problem with a lot of the cycle lanes is when the red stuff starts crumbling and being washed away it all becomes rather lumpy and makes for an uncomfortable ride.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. Greenroofer
    Member

    I suspect (without any evidence whatsoever) that the pink aggregate will get better as it ages. Presumably at the start the pink pebbles have a certain amount of tar on them: as this wears off they will get pinker...

    We'll have to see.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

  9. chdot
    Admin

    Still waiting for this to be sorted!

    That car is parked legally over the 'famous' dropped kerb.

    Legal bits in process somewhere ...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. gembo
    Member

    Iirc there was a man near saughton park used to paint his own yellow lines and the council eventually agreed on his take, think he may have had a disability and needed to park his car so the lines took a meander? This was a while back.

    Given the state of the yellow line before the dropped kerb wouldn't 't take much paint to deter some people from parking there.

    The one at Cultins rd to come off the canal almost always has a vehicle parked across it. The one at roseburn coming from the path through Murrayburn similar

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. gembo
    Member


    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 4 months ago #
  13. Lizzie
    Member

    They really could do with installing dropped kerbs and protecting accesses to the NEN too. In Gosford Place no dropped kerb and no parking restrictions means getting onto the NEN can be difficult, even though the entrance is signposted from the road and looks official. Its not the only place where things could do with being sorted.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  14. SRD
    Member

    Amazing! Possibly the most famous drop- kerb in Edinburgh, what with Uberuce memorialising it in his blog and then it being toasted and libated with bubbly.

    Thanks everyone who's supported this mini-campaign. I've lost track but I think it's been 3 years since I first raised it?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    Nice, can we move on now to the one at the other end of the park coming in from Shandon where the big bin is. There is always a car parked across that one.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  16. SRD
    Member

    Gembo - one of the reasons it took so long is that they were supposed to be dealing with all the park entrances at once. So that one ought to be sorted too. I totally agree about how appalling that access is. Will check it next time I'm over that way.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. Lizzie
    Member

    you folks in Shandon don't know how lucky you are compared to us in North Edinburgh when it comes to access to cycle routes. Here is asbysmal. Dropped kerbs? what are they???? Vehicles parked across access points all the time because there are no double yellow lines protecting them. Its a headache, not just for cyclists but for pushchairs and wheelchairs too.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. SRD
    Member

    I was wrong. First email exchange dates to 2010!!!

    Obviously it shouldn't take 5 years of harassing council officials and elected councillors, but at least we've got them now.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. Chug
    Member

    HP double yellow line update

    The rather rough and ready entrance from Ogilvie Terrace direct to the canal (rather than the path into the Park) has recently been painted with double yellows as well - they now reach round the corner almost as far as where the dark blue car is in streetview. Given the presence of "no parking" cones, it looks like they might be going to be extended further west.

    South end of Ogivie Terrace

    Posted 4 months ago #
  20. DdF
    Member

    @SRD "I was wrong. First email exchange dates to 2010!!! Obviously it shouldn't take 5 years of harassing council officials and elected councillors, but at least we've got them now."

    3 or 5 years to get dropped kerb & double-yellows! Now I feel a bit happier that it 'only' took Spokes ("and it's Commie friends") 6 years to get Middle Meadow Walk opened to cycling way back in 1984. See page 3 of Spokes 119.

    Lobbying of councillors by groups and by individuals can get there eventually, and persistence is often a crucial element.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    "Lobbying of councillors by groups and by individuals can get there eventually, and persistence is often a crucial element."

    YES BUT!

    Spokes' pioneering work in the NINETEEN SEVENTIES (and 80's) should have meant that 'simple' things became 'automatic' as part of any design/maintenance/planning processes!!!

    This really is Edinburgh.

    Not enough gets done unless some councillor or official 'likes' it - and then often after VAST amounts of volunteers' effort.

    Then there's the 'someone complained' reactive nonsense.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  22. Chug
    Member

    If I strictly obey each one of these signs as I ride past them, I will be stationary by the middle of the park.

    *pedant*

    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin

    @ Chug

    'Obviously' you need to reach a MUCH higher speed before you get to the first sign.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

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    We've got five years, that's all we've got

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    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. fimm
    Member

    I cycled through the area Chug links to on Saturday - the yellow lines you can see in Streetview seem to have been redone and as he says the lines now extend round the corner to where the dark coloured car is.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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