See also our tram downloads page especially part 2, para 0812 re. report by Dutch consultant.
See also Council web pages on the ‘Leith Improvement Project’ – to be updated as it proceeds.
See also Greener Leith articles
- 140216 – Draft plans for Foot of Walk
- 131223 – Traders object to car parking cut in TRO (Traffic Reg Order)
- 130924 – Government £3.6m announced for Leith Walk
- 130720 – Comment after ‘Stakeholder’ mtg prior to 23.7.13 exhibition
- 130619 – Leith Walk alternative ‘Dutch’ design by Iain Longstaffe
- 130608 – Comment on Council’s much improved June LW plans
- 130508 – Antisocial & illegal car parking in LW
- 120607 – GL LW consultation meeting report
- 120504 – Emily Dodd’s Leith Walk movie nightmare
1402 TRO/13/51/ADY, Pilrig to Foot of Walk Since no major changes are realistic at this stage, Spokes sent a brief email of comment on the published TRO, referring to our 1310 submission [below], supporting some aspects and disappointed with others. Council reply [pdf 29k].
1402 Foot of Walk draft plans [pdf 584k] – consultation arrangements not yet known
1402 Leith Walk programme [doc 22k]. A useful Council overview of the background and current status. A very important new aspect is the para on ‘connectivity’ showing that the council intends making Leith Walk part of a wider network, including some vital but difficult links which (in our view) will require bold decisions and further roadspace reallocation. We have pointed out that many people travel between the Bridges and Leith Walk, and the council agrees this is a very important link too.
1312 Picardy Place Hotel proposal GVA consultation event [pdf 150k]. If a hotel sadly has to be built here it must not reduce options for good cycleroute connections between (e.g.) Broughton St/ Leith Walk/ Leith St/ Little King St/ York Place. They must be developed together. Background: see also 0909 & 1005 below. Circular to local members [pdf 95k].
1310 TRO/13/51/ADY, Pilrig to Foot of Walk Drawings have been prepared for the TRO [Traffic Regulation Order] for this section of Leith Walk. Statutory organisations are being consulted [Oct 18 news here] after which there will be a public consultation. Spokes comments have been submitted [pdf 186k] – we may comment further if the drawings are further modified before the official public consultation. Council reply to Spokes comments [pdf 108k].
1309 Government announces £3.6m for Leith Walk ‘exemplary project’ as part of draft government 14/15 budget additional cycle funding. Spokes report.
1305/6 Council revised proposals [pdf 5.7MB] following consultation & work with Sustrans – big improvement. Council news release. Greener Leith blog report. Why it happened – article in Spokesworker 10.6.13. Greener Leith detailed response to revised proposals [pdf 1.0MB] – Spokes has written to the Council to support this response rather than producing our own separate document. Alternative design by Iain Longstaff fully segregated throughout (takes space from onroad bike lanes, bus lane, car parking and pedestrian area).
1303 Council report for 19.3.13 Transport Cttee [link to pdf 8.9MB] Disappointing re Leith end; more hopeful re top end IF council bid succeeds for more govt/Sustrans funds. Brief Spokes comment in Spokesworker 16.3.13.
1301 Greener Leith submission to council [pdf 2.9MB] prepared jointly with Spokes, local community councils and other groups. See also Greener Leith press release [pdf 80k] and Spokes news item 14.1.13.
1207 CCE forum feedback on council consultation [link]
1203 Circular to local members re future of Leith Walk [pdf 100k]. Includes links to interesting articles by Greener Leith and STV Local.
1005 Picardy Place Letter to Transport Convener [pdf 116k] opposing continued gyratory. Council response [doc 21k]. NB – Action on Picardy Place stopped soon after, due to cancellation (meantime) of Leith Walk tramlines.