Petition against West Coates Track - is now reopened at Change.org (see below)
THIS PETITION HAS BEEN RE-OPENED- please go here:https://www.change.org/p/city-of-edinburgh-council...
THIS IS BECAUSE THE COUNCIL HAS POSTPONED ITS DECISION TILL JUNE. WE ARE USING CHANGE.ORG BECAUSE IT DEMANDS A POSTAL ADDRESS AND WE ONLY WANT RESIDENTS OF EDINBURGH TO SIGN
I oppose the proposed 2-way protected cycle track along the busy Roseburn Terrace, West Coates and Haymarket Terrace streets.
I believe this track, marked by the solid red line, will harm Roseburn businesses by preventing parking outside the shops for delivery vans and shoppers. I believe the removal of the staggered crossing at Devon Place will make crossing the West Coates road more dangerous. I do not support the removal of the westbound bus lane and off peak parking with the introduction of 24hr waiting restrictions with double red lines. I believe it will adversely affect the Haymarket businesses and Taxi rank too.
However, I do support the use of National Cycle Route 1 as an alternative. This quiet route along Balbirnie Place for cyclists travelling from Roseburn to Haymarket, is marked by the dashed red line. In keeping with the Council’s proposed network of ‘QuietRoutes’, which aims to provide a pleasant and welcoming environment for all users, it is a far more suitable option, utilising existing off-road paths and low-traffic streets.
I believe it’s a far more pleasant route. It involves cycling along Roseburn Place, the first part of Russell Road, along Balbirnie Place, alongside the tramline, then up Haymarket Yards. I acknowledge that it makes a 3- minute journey into a 4-minute journey, but I think it is a far more pleasant one. It also links directly into the Roseburn to Granton cycle path. I note it involves cycling alongside tram tracks at Haymarket Yards, but there is virtually no other traffic here, and dealing with the tracks is a lot easier when there are no cars around.
When you sign, please say if you work for a local business, or are a cyclist, resident or shopper (tick all that apply).
Full details of the Council’s proposals can be seen here: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/roseburntoleith
THIS VERSION OF THE PETITION ENDED ON THE 3rd February. It has been re-opened here, because the Council has postponed its decision till June:
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