Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 10 March 2022

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Thursday 10 March 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

Actions and decisions are red italic. ‘TT’ means ‘Trams Team’. Names are mostly abbreviated to initials.

0 Summary of actions

3.1 TT to issue dashboards in time for review by CCTT before monthly meetings
3.1.1 CCTT (MB) and TT to discuss issues with Gayfield Square traffic offline
3.2.1 TT to include dates of updates on all future iterations of map showing completion dates
3.3.1 TT to take action about dangers at the substation works near the Trams project compound
3.4.1 CW to provide data answering the queries about claims at the next meeting
3.5 RA/TT to add date current map of crossings was prepared, and use consistent colours for crossing-types.
BR to then publish this map on LCCC, LHNCC, NTBCC websites.
3.5 TT to investigate improvements to crossing near Playhouse, and ways to make cyclists walk when using it.
3.7 TT to review signage at Constitution St/Ocean Drive advising that Ocean Terminal can’t be accessed via Ocean Drive.
3.7 TT to provide ‘look-aheads’ about traffic management changes
3.8 CW to provide monthly updates (with data) on business health
3.8 CW to advise total amount of business support disbursed.
3.10 CCTT (HT) and TT to discuss TT’s meetings with other groups outwith monthly CCTT/TT meetings
4.1 future agendas to have an ‘observations’ item
4.7 HT and RA to discuss signage on Leith Walk
5.2.1 RA/CW to provide written response in the next few days, CCIng this to BR so he can complete minutes
5.2.1 RA to escalate the issue raised by JM
5.2.2 RA/CW to provide written responses in the next few days, CCIng this to BR so he can complete minutes
6 RA and HT to meet next Friday to register of post-project measures

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 30 September 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 5:30pm

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Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultations (CEC’s actual consultation)

Hot on the heels of the last post, CEC is running a consultation as well as AECOM. LHNCC’s web-weaver guesses (but cannot promise) that Edinburgh Council will be more interested in responses to its own consultation.

Follow this link (https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-traffic-neighbourhoods/) to access CEC’s Leith LTN consultation.

There are also workshops – register via Eventbrite as follows.

Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultation

Message from LHNCC’s secretary

The Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) Team (Leith Connections) announced that Leith LTN consultation/survey will go live on the Hub on Friday 4th July.

The Team will be running 2 public meetings for Leith LTN – one in week beginning 14th June and one in week beginning 28th June – details to be confirmed so not included in information leaflets.

I would recommend reading this and completing survey, especially as it only considers a limited area omitting section North of Commercial Street. This means that leaflets that have been distributed may not have included a large section of our CC. 

Link to information and survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162192819351

Tram-work near Victoria Dock and Ocean Drive

Trams to Newhaven advises

Ocean Terminal to Rennie’s Isle

Preparation works are ongoing in the area ahead of the closure of the Victoria Dock Bridge in order to carry out reinforcement and structural works. To accommodate these works there is a requirement to extend the temporary traffic lights east bound. View the updated traffic management plan. 

Ocean Drive footpath closure

From Monday 24 May a footpath closure will be implemented with a temporary pedestrian diversion in place. There will be no through route for pedestrians/cyclists accessing the area. A suggested diversion route is via Rennie’s Isle / Commercial Street. Signage will be installed in the local area to inform pedestrians and cyclists. View the diversion plan here. 

For full details, view the Trams to Newhaven newsletters.

You can also subscribe, so that TTN newsletters are automatically emailed to you.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 February 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
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Leith Connection Consultation – LHNCC’s response

The following is the text of a response submitted by LHNCC on 5 March

Leith Connections Project
Survey Response
5 March 2021

Mike Wilkinson
Community Engagement
Leith Connections

Dear Mike

Ref: Leith Connection Consultation Response

I am submitting above following consultation and feedback from committee members and members of the public on behalf of Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council.

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Living Streets: new five-year strategy!

Today Living Streets is launching its new five-year strategy (2020-2025).

It’s bold, ambitious and it reflects the changed world we find ourselves in. Walking is at its heart and we want to see three key outcomes: 

  • people choose walking
  • better streets for walking
  • all walks of life – we want walking to be for everyone.

FIND OUT MORE – DOWNLOAD OUR 2020-25 STRATEGY

The year 2020 has been a momentous one. Millions of people have rediscovered walking during the COVID-19 pandemic and governments across the UK have prioritised active travel.

But the pandemic has also highlighted the inadequacies of our walking environments, the stark inequalities in our local communities and the isolation and loneliness experienced by older adults.

This is the time for a walking movement to address these challenges.

You can read more about our new strategy and watch our short summary video on our website.

We can only realise our vision with your continued support.

We need to keep building a powerful movement of people who will share their passion, time and money, to help us make walking safe, easy and attractive.

Walk with us!
Stephen Edwards
Director of Policy and Communications
Living Streets

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Registered address: America House, 2 America Square, London EC3N 2LU

(adapted from LS’s email)

Proposed waiting/loading restriction changes to facilitate footway widening – Great Junction Street

Copied from an email from CEC’s Spaces for People

Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures

Proposed waiting/loading restriction changes to facilitate footway widening – Great Junction Street

Following our email of 26 June advising that we would notify you once further details were available for the proposals above, we are pleased to be able to provide these now. We are aware that you were initially given proposals for Great Junction Street and Easter Road in a single notification, however in an effort to provide details at the earliest opportunity these have been separated and plans for Easter Road will be issued as soon as they are available.

We would suggest that you view the plan to see the detail of what is proposed.

map of proposals for Great Junction St and Easter Rd

Click the graphic to see the full PDF. LHNCC’s web-weaver is not happy that the map does not include a key.

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Edinburgh off-road paths Code of Conduct

Edinburgh Council has published a guide to conduct when using off-road paths.

Click either graphic to see the full PDF:

Here’s the text from the PDF:

Edinburgh is great for walking and cycling with its fantastic network of off-road paths across the city.

These paths are for everyone. Whether you’re out for a stroll, heading to work, off for a run, walking the dog, taking a leisurely bike ride or out for a family adventure with the kids.

So everyone can share the paths in safety and comfort, please follow this simple code of conduct.

You can get this document on tape, in Braille, large print and various computer formats if you ask us. Please contact Interpretation and Translation Service (ITS) on 0131 242 8181 and quote reference number 17-2231. ITS can also give information on community language translations. You can get more copies of this document by calling 0131 529 3030.

Designed by the City of Edinburgh Council 17-2491/CE/SG/October 2017

edinburgh.gov.uk/pathsforeveryone

Everyone

Please consider all other path users.

Stay alert, especially if using headphones or your phone.

Don’t assume everyone can see or hear you.

Keep left if possible and pass on the right.

Please don’t leave your rubbish behind.

Cyclists

Use your bell – well in advance.

Please give others space.

Don’t pass at speed.

At night – avoid dazzling: dip, dim, don’t strobe.

Walkers and runners

Listen for cyclists’ bells.

Allow cyclists to pass.

At night, be safe be seen.

Dog walkers

Keep dogs on a short lead or close to heel.

Please clean up after your dog.

At night, use a reflective collar or coat on your dog.