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Edinburgh ‘Travelling Safely’ post-covid street schemes

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Background info on the ETROs

  • The Spaces for People covid schemes used Temporary Traffic Orders (TTROs) which expire soon and cannot be renewed. The Council wishes to convert the temporary schemes into experimental schemes, under Experimental Traffic Orders (ETROs), with a view to becoming permanent (with any changes) at the end of the 18 month ETRO duration. They will also now be called Travelling Safely rather than the covid-related Spaces for People name.
  • Extensive detailed info about the Covid TTRO schemes, and our responses at that time, is here
  • An initial decision to convert the TTROs to ETROs was made in November 2011. At that stage the actual draft Orders were not yet available, but the schemes were categorised into City Centre, North, South, East and West, summarised in an ‘Overview’ document and an initial consultation held, to which Spokes responded.
  • The ETROs only cover what is required by law, such as loading and waiting, and bus lanes. There is no legal requirement for the Orders to specify the detail of road layouts such as cycle segregation; but of course these must be compatible with the waiting, loading and any other criteria in the Orders

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June 2022 ETRO consultation

  • The ETROs have now been drawn up, and this consultation is primarily to inform a Committee decision in August 2022 as to whether to go ahead with them for all or some of the schemes. Few physical changes to the schemes are expected at this time; any changes will happen during the experimental period, depending on consultation and decisions then
  • ETRO FAQs provided by the Council
  • Statement of Reasons for all the ETROs (Traffic Orders require this)
  • Consultation page (consultn ends 3.7.22)
  • Spokes response
  • Living Streets response

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City Centre ETRO/21/26 [other central pages: City Centre / Old Town / Tramline original]

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North ETRO/21/27 [other north pages: North / Leith Walk / Leith / Tramline Newhaven extension]

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South ETRO/21/29 [other south pages: Old Dalkeith Road / South Central / South / Midlothian ]

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East ETRO/21/28 [other east pages: East / Holyrood Park / East Lothian ]

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West ETRO/21/30 [other west pages: West / A90 & Forth Bridge / Canal / West Lothian ]

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