Edinburgh scheme to remain for 18 months but with key changes - your views online
"So if you want the citizens to vote for you, your main policy must be to scrap Spaces for People.”
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Edinburgh scheme to remain for 18 months but with key changes
So, because about 160 cyclists including children were organised from all over Edinburgh and beyond, their wishes prevail. That's despite thousands of complaints against it. Hardly a fair representation.
Keeping the structure on Lanark Road is beyond comprehension. Driving that route regularly I have yet to see a cyclist on it!
Henry Campbell Gillan
Forget about the cycle lanes for a moment. The narrowed road makes for a safer road as far as curbing speed and causing fewer fatalities and injuries to pedestrians. The two lane each way 40mph road that preceded this was terrible for adults and children to cross.
What a decision. I hope cyclists will be made to have insurance and a licence plate as this is just another accident waiting to happen. Totally not the cyclists’ fault as they didn't ask for this!
They will make the news when they do something right. Ninety-five per cent of people do not use bicycles and they don't care at all. Just because we do not march with banners saying "we are the majority, work for us”!
Sleekit and devious using “Experimental Traffic Orders” to avoid consultation and scrutiny. It’s a huge reflection on the state of the council when people elected to represent us totally ignore us and use devious, underhand tactics to implement their wishes, against the wishes of a majority. It’s ridiculous but at least it’s clear the poor calibre of people that are in the council. In May next year they need to receive a message they won’t forget.
What a shambles! Macinnes needs to resign.
I'd rather see cycle lanes than dead children. Every city in the UK has them. The planning could have been better but at the end of the day fatalities will go down. People made the same complaints years and years ago that traffic lights were an eyesore. You should see the mess they've made in London and Manchester with the temporary measures- nobody moans about it, though, they've accepted change needs to happen.
Nightmare trying to drive through Canonmills! Cars are jammed up right up to the next junction, with cars stuck going through the traffic lights...madness!
They need to be removed off Ferry Road. Ambulance are always getting stuck along that road.
We pay a fortune to drive on the roads we paid a fortune to build, yet a bunch of cyclist can dictate where and when we can use them! Something’s wrong.
Cyclists on Lanark Road protesting about cycle lanes they have never used before and post on social media.
So if you want the citizens to vote for you, your main policy must be to scrap Spaces for People.
So dangerous...half the cyclist don’t even use them... most road areas are not wide enough. Ridiculous ugly system... so much for our world heritage city.... look what the council has done to it!
But they consulted local people right? Then ignored them as usual.
They are accountable to the public so surely the vote should be held by the public whom they serve.
I wonder if Macinnes or McVey cycle to their work.
Eighteen months takes it well beyond the next council elections.
Yet the cyclists still use the pavements instead of the blatantly clear cycle lanes near me.
Only going to be getting worse in the town. Awful city to try to get around.
The city clowncil are a joke! What ever happened to an elected body listening to the electorate?
Nurse sacked for refusing to work weekends as she had children to care for wins ‘landmark’ appeal
Glad she won, it's not like the NHS is a 9 to 5 job. More flexibility is needed for employees who have caring roles or young kids.
Just going into the profession, and reading things like that makes me have second thoughts about my career choice.