From the PoP page:
"In Edinburgh – Chris Hoy’s home town – there’s a huge opportunity to revamp Leith Walk with safe, separated cycle lanes ... it appears that City of Edinburgh Council won’t even consider this as an option."
So what's the plan? How are we going to get this sorted? We had 1/3 of the councillors at the bike breakfast, and lots of words said!
To do list:
1. Ideally we need to meet each-and-every councillor, individually, and make sure they understand why they need to support this.
2. We need to protest and raise publicity for this issue. PoP style!
3. We need local residents to write to their councillors to demand the same things - door-to-door leafleting/talking might be a start? Show them the choices.
4. We need to think of responses to the most obvious issues people will ask (e.g. parking).
5. Plan B: Direct action? (but I generally would prefer to keep it positive and "Pedal on Parliament"-like). If someone else is seriously injured or killed then maybe a switch in strategy wouldn't be unreasonable - but I'm still preferring the positive vibe from PoP :)
When's the deadline for all this? - I've not really got a handle on the 'process' the council are going through. How much influence can we really have - has a unit in the council already got plans and are just waiting for the "consultation" to finished before starting?
Should we have fall-back demands (e.g. lower speed limits)? So we can gain something from this work.