Council chiefs may have to fork out millions to continue Edinburgh's Just Eat cycle hire scheme - your views online
"Great idea, but due to troglodytes they have wrecked an otherwise positive move”
Council chiefs may have to fork out millions to continue Edinburgh s Just Eat cycle hire scheme which was meant to be self-financing.
Nicholas Burns Cumming
Another council shambles! If there is a charge to use these bikes, why are so many abandoned? Why are so many easily ripped from stations and used by yobs? If people want to cycle they should register a credit card and address and be accountable. It's not rocket science.
Council doing what they do best, make up a figure that's nowhere near the true cost, lie to the people, then send them the bill. Trams, planters in trhe road and Spaces for People – in any other walk of life any people are sacked for those mess ups.
Each time I pass one of those bike hire points I notice bikes just lying around and not in their space. Why is that? I’ve also seen many being ridden by kids in the direction of the Wild West. Obviously the bike stations need constant CCTV coverage. We’re paying for another incompetently handled council scheme.
The council dances to the tune of Sustrans. Who exactly is giving advice and strategy to the council on this issue? Name names! Make accountable the unelected!
Yet again the council are to spending £millions on a project that has financially gone wrong. Does the council ever manage to get the finances right? They employ highly paid executives and squander 100s of £millions of our money on their crazy projects, meanwhile our city’s infrastructure and services are in a state of disrepair and are being cut all round. Something is very wrong within our council now.
How much is cycling going to cost Edinburgh? If it’s not one crime it’s another, and after the so-called SFP, I’m beginning to wonder if it’s actually all worth the hassle.
Judging by the number seen lying about various streets. not just Edinburgh but some in East Lothian too, it's no surprise the scheme doesn't work.
Nowhere near as costly as the Spaces for People fiasco.
Great idea, but due to troglodytes they have wrecked an otherwise positive move, as I see quite a few folk riding these.
Who in their right mind thought that this was ever going to work? You’ll find most of them down at the bottom of the bridge at the Shore.
I thought Just Eat paid for them?
What one thing would you bring back to Edinburgh if you could?
The roadworks coordinator job. Their job was to ensure that works on the roads were coordinated between the utilities and construction/repair crew. First casualties of the 2008 financial collapse. The road condition today, largely because now nothing is coordinated or checked afterwards, speaks for the necessity of this role.
Fat Sams restaurant at Fountainbridge, and Rock Bottom bar/restaurant, in a basement at the corner of Shandwick Place.
The water feature at Waverley.
The koi pond at the National Museum of Scotland, it lost some its charm and soul when it was removed.
All the good shops that closed down and original shop fronts.
Free for all Hogmanay - no fences or gates.
Edinburgh back to the past in the 70s. Great years then with all the original shops... Woolworths, C&A, Littlewoods, British Home Stores, Boots the chemist, Etams, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkin , Chelsea Girl, What Every Woman Wants, House of Fraser, Jenner's and lots more...
All the fab wee music venues.
Nothing – if it was that good it would still be there.
Over the Rainbow diner on Broughton Street.
Standing terracing behind goalposts at Murrayfield, much better atmosphere!
Clean public toilets, we are a couple of hundred years behind where we used to be in this regard.