The council are currently developing a scheme to improve cycling conditions between Marchmont and the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus. The scheme is part of the delivery of their Active Travel Action Plan and they are now welcoming your comments on these proposals:
- new on-road cycle lanes
- extended hours of parking and loading restrictions, to reduce the amount of time that cycle lanes may be blocked by parked or loading vehicles
- a new road layout in the Kilgraston Road/Grange Loan/Blackford Avenue/Oswald Road area. This will help to reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians in this area, and will improve pedestrian crossing opportunities
- a trial of ‘early start’ cycle signals at Blackford Junction is also proposed. This would give cyclists time to move off in advance of general traffic, and would be the first time these have been used in the city.
As a keen cyclist myself, I would be delighted to see these positive additions for cyclists in our community implemented. For more details please see the plans of the proposals.
They are also proposing to introduce a 20mph speed limit along most of the Marchmont to King’s Buildings cycle route. This is a separate initiative designed to improve road safety and increase the attractiveness of walking and cycling in the area.
Have your say
The council would like to get your feedback on these proposals. This is your opportunity to comment, request changes and provide suggestions for improvement. Please review the information in the consultation leaflet, and give your feedback via the online survey or to the email address below. The period for comments is 6-26 October 2014.
The plans will be available to view at Newington Library from 6–19 October 2014 inclusive.
A summary of the consultation results will be published in November 2014. The council will consider all comments made and may make changes to our proposals based on these. Once the design has been finalised they will begin the legal processes necessary to implement the changes. This will then give any interested parties the right to formally object or express other views.
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