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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- March 5
- We decided to re-open the petition at https://www.change.org/p/city-of-edinburgh-council-petition-against-the-west-coates-cycle-track-in-favour-of-national-cycle-route-1-re-opened because the Council has postponed a decision on track until June. Change.org demands signers enter their postal address- we only want folk from Edinburgh to sign show more
- February 3
- As at noon on 3rd Feb Petition against the West Coates Cycle Track in favour of National Cycle Route 1 (Balbirnie Place) Paper signatures: 1,900 (postal addresses clearly indicate residents directly affected by proposed track) - (including 91 cyclists) Online signatures: 695 - (including 133 cyclists) SO: Grand Total 2,595 signatures -of which 224 are cyclists (Spokes counter-petition, on-line only, at same time, has 817, but with no evidence of provenance- signers could be from US- unclear if ANY signatories directly affected by proposed track) show more
- February 1
- Petition has reached 500 signatures! show more
- January 31
- Spokes Executive have set up a counter-petition to this one. It has 541 signatures at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-roseburn-west-coates-protected-cycle-route They seek to outnumber us and confound Cllr Hinds show more
- January 31
- Herald article "Cycleway will put us out of business, warn Roseburn Terrace traders - as Edinburgh cyclists hail 'continental-style' plans" www.heraldscotland.com/news/14241308.Cycleway_will_put_us__out_of_business___warn_Edinburgh_traders/?ref=twtrec show more
- January 30
- Evening News publish open letter to Cllr Hinds from 34 traders: read it at www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/haymarket-cycle-track-plan-will-ruin-businesses-1-4015647 show more
- January 30
- STV broadcast a 2-min piece about the traders protest. Catch it here, 13 minutes in: http://player.stv.tv/episode/3778/stv-news-edinburgh/thu-28-jan-6-00-pm show more
- January 20
- Front page of the Evening News. See http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/mass-protest-over-9-million-cycle-superhighway-plan-1-4006001 . The comments string is incredibly interesting- around 70 so far. I think what will swing it our way will be the Editor’s comment on page 18 where the Council is called upon to undertake a detailed traffic impact assessment study before proceeding. See http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/comment-devil-in-the-detail-for-cycle-path-plan-1-4006178 show more
- January 20
- We have actually got about 1,300 signatures. 900 of these are on paper. We can e-mail a scanned pdf of these to anyone who wants proof (get in touch below). We aim to get 2,000 before this petition closes on the 2nd Feb. (Day after the Council's "Consultation" period ends.) show more
- January 19
- About 140 attended the Council drop-in. About 8 were in favour of the track, about 8 undecided and the rest against. BBC news covered it online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-35344055 and so did Radio Forth http://www.forth1.com/localnews/plans-for-cycle-lane-in-edinburgh-outrageous-say-protesters show more
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