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South-central Edinburgh

This page covers issues such as Meadows cycle routes, the Quality Bike Corridor, running Princes St – Potterrow – Kings Buildings; the wide-area 20mph zone from Blackford Hill to the Meadows and from Morningside Road to Prestonfield.   Many of these proposals are based on Edinburgh Council’s  Active Travel Action Plan.

1409 Canal-Meadows  Official report of 1403 workshop [3MB].  Detailed plans for public comment [pdf 1.3MB]

1406 Meadows-Innocent Outcome of consultation [pdf 175k].  Most of our points [1312 below] have been accepted in the revised plans.

1403 Canal-Meadows  Council workshop to scope preliminary ideas [pdf 299k].  Our notes from the workshop [pdf 137k].

1312 Meadows-Innocent Council consultation on proposed route.  Spokes response [pdf 68k].

1311 Morningside to Myreside path opportunity  Redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital offers a great opportunity – but the path plans need improved and greatly speeded up.  Spokes circular to local members [pdf 106k].

1308 South-Central 20mph zone – Evaluation Report [pdf 3MB]  Very positive report, supporting bolder 20mph future policy.

1211 North Meadow Walk upgrade   The government offered last-minute new cycling money in the draft budget, to be spent this financial year.   Spokes urged the council to apply to upgrade North Meadow Walk, as this could be done in the very limited timescale – and the council bid successfully.    Draft plans are here…  West section [pdf 417k]  East section [pdf 343k].   Spokes is consulting local members in the very short time available.

1211 Post-QBiC traffic count [link to news story] First Spokes count after QBiC (nearly) completed.

1208 QBiC post-installation issues [pdf70k] This document reports problems with the implementation of QBiC – it is not commenting on the concept of QBiC.

1104 Revised proposals – discussion with council [pdf 63k] Spokes requested a meeting to discuss changes made as a result of the consultation – overall very pleased with the changes.  Biggest remaining problem is need for red surfacing throughout – letter to Transport Convener Cllr Mackenzie re red surfacing [pdf 60k].

1012 Final Spokes submission on QBC [pdf 95k]

1012 Final Spokes submission on 20mph consultation [txt 4k]  Currently we expect the report on this and the QBC consultation to go to the Council Transport Committee in February 2011, where a final decision is likely to be taken on whether to go ahead, and on any final changes to the proposals.

1011 Preliminary Spokes thoughts on the Quality Bike Corridor [rtf 20k].  This document also includes a note from the Council as to why nothing is shown for cyclists northbound between Potterrow and Teviot triangle.

1011 Preliminary Spokes thoughts on the 20mph proposal [rtf 10k].

1010 Spokes news item about the consultation [link]

1010 Quality Bike Corridor – official pages [link].  The consultation pages include a QBC consultation leaflet [pdf 550k] and also detailed drawings of the entire route [at the above link - many MB to download].

1010 20mph-zone – official pages [link].  The consultation pages includes a 20mph-zone consultation leaflet [pdf 522k].

0910 QBC initial announcement - see pages 1 and 5 of Spokes Bulletin 105 [pdf 2190k].