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7-4 decisions on West-East route & road resurfacing policy

Edinburgh City Council’s June 20 Transport & Environment Committee has moved the CCWEL project on to the next stage and agreed some small but useful improvements to resurfacing policy – both by 7-4 votes, opposed by Conservatives and Lib Dems.

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Tramline safety measures

The Council has outlined its phased programme to improve cyclist tramline safety, with phase 1 being implemented in the immediate future…

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Tramline tragedies

[Later: 9.6.17 Article from Local Transport Today fortnightly magazine for transport professionals]

The tragic death of Edinburgh University medical student Zhi Min Soh at the West End junction has highlighted the dangers of tramlines and of that junction for people getting around by bike.

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Spokes Bulletin 118

Out now! … Edinburgh progress in sustainable transport; Preventing Haymarket tramline crashes; Transport & Planning: failure in joined-up thinking; Council Local Transport Strategy supplement; Everyday bike use pictures; and loads more…

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F2F: Solway to Forth

Update Dec 2013: Solway to Forth inital outline map [pdf 2MB] There’s a great new idea for a ‘Firth to Firth’ holiday cycle route…

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Spokes Bulletin 116

Out now! … Edinburgh to Forth Bridge – major path upgrade; Parking in bike lanes – hope for Edinburgh? ; Spokes big summer competition; Strict Liability supplement; and loads more… […]

Bulletin 110: Cycling after the Election

What does Scotland’s remarkable election result, with an overall SNP majority, mean for cycling as a form of transport in Scotland?? …

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Quality Bike Corridor & 20mph consultation [updated 15 Nov]

Edinburgh Council is consulting on its proposed ‘Quality Bike Corridor’ between Princes Street and Mayfield/ Kings Buildings. Running in parallel is a consultation on a 20mph zone for a wide area of south central Edinburgh.

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CEC Active Travel Action Plan

Edinburgh Council’s Active Travel Action Plan [ATAP], incorporating the Cycling Action Plan, has been finalised and agreed by the Council’s Transport Committee.

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Advance Stop Lines research

Research is being conducted at Edinburgh Napier University on “Driver compliance with advanced stop lines with and without coloured surfacing in Edinburgh” …

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