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    squirrel
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      Has anyone seen this proposal for ‘safe routes’ around the Grange area? It will disrupt several roads. The Blackford Road / Kilgraston Road junction has already had four accidents at it; potentially this could lead to more.

      Blackford safe routes

      #11686 Quote
      sl318a
      Participant

        squirrel … my first reaction is “which is more important – cars or pedestrians?” …

        Basically the green lines are segregated cycleways – isn’t that OK ?

        #11687 Quote
        squirrel
        Participant

          Honestly I’m all for a plan that works but we’ve all seen how badly implemented some of these schemes are. The pedestrian / car / cycle route near the Hermitage is a mess.

          #11691 Quote
          Membership
          Keymaster

            It is a “proposal” .. “A series of “Liveable Neighbourhoods” is proposed by the JGPS travel committee for Marchmont, Grange and Blackford” .. at this stage.

            Maybe there’s time to get involved ?

             

            #11692 Quote
            squirrel
            Participant

              Agreed. I can’t see any timeline for implementation of the proposal on the Safer Routes site.

              #11695 Quote
              Mike L
              Participant

                Squirrel,

                First of all, you refer to this as a “proposal”. It is not in any way any kind of official proposal or plan. It is an idea put forward for discussion by James Gillespie Primary School, whose concern is improving safety for children going to and from school.

                As it is open for discussion, you are free to submit your own views to them.

                Secondly, you say it will “disrupt” several roads. Clearly, any scheme like this is going to have a significant effect on vehicle and pedestrian movement, and in that respect it will indeed be disruptive. The question is whether the disruption justifies the benefits.

                I haven’t studied the plans in detail, but as first glance it look to me like a very worthwhile improvement to the neighbourhood.

                Mike

                #11696 Quote
                sl318a
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                  #11702 Quote
                  sl318a
                  Participant

                    (Just to say … I know there are bike buses in Edinburgh …)

                    My daughter lives in Glasgow, and is heavily involved with the Shawlands Primary School Bike Bus, which has had a lot of publicity. There are now 100 pupils and parents taking part each Friday.

                    The BBC : Primary pupils cycle to school in bike bus

                    The Guardian : ‘It’s a bit of freedom’: traffic-stopping tech helps Glasgow school’s bike bus on its way

                    Shawlands Bike Bus – Glasgow city council | Techalogic

                    The Herald : The Glasgow school bike bus is the future we need to see

                    My daughter has already spoken at the Kendal Mountain Festival. The organisers are being asked to speak at conferences in Europe about their experiences this summer.

                    Shawlands Bike Bus @BikeBusShaw

                    #11738 Quote
                    sl318a
                    Participant

                      Richard Bilston on BBC Panorama in November ‘22 ..

                      Road Rage – Cars versus Bikes .. some frightening footage

                       

                      #11888 Quote
                      Membership
                      Keymaster

                        Interesting stuff – anyone else got views / experiences?

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