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.”

Monday, 28th June 2021, 7:00 am
Hundreds of cyclists on their bikes protesting in Lanark Road, Edinburgh, on Wednesday picture: Michael Aeby
Hundreds of cyclists on their bikes protesting in Lanark Road, Edinburgh, on Wednesday picture: Michael Aeby

Spaces for People

Edinburgh scheme to remain for 18 months but with key changes

Gordon Jackson

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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.

Sharon Gray

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.

Tina Hewat

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!

Andoni Amuchastegui

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”!

Jon Clark

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.

Ian McWilliam

What a shambles! Macinnes needs to resign.

Ikhbar Imran

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.

Irene McIntosh

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!

Kaz Baxter

They need to be removed off Ferry Road. Ambulance are always getting stuck along that road.

Innes Heys

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.

Wendy Bell

Cyclists on Lanark Road protesting about cycle lanes they have never used before and post on social media.

William Manson

So if you want the citizens to vote for you, your main policy must be to scrap Spaces for People.

Susan Avella

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!

Kathy Aliberti

But they consulted local people right? Then ignored them as usual.

David Kew

They are accountable to the public so surely the vote should be held by the public whom they serve.

David Fox

I wonder if Macinnes or McVey cycle to their work.

David Black

Eighteen months takes it well beyond the next council elections.

Lizz Rennie

Yet the cyclists still use the pavements instead of the blatantly clear cycle lanes near me.

Denis Sharpe

Only going to be getting worse in the town. Awful city to try to get around.

Gus Macleod

The city clowncil are a joke! What ever happened to an elected body listening to the electorate?

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