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 Charity No. 1108448 (England and Wales) and SC039808 (Scotland). Living Streets Company Registration No. 5368409.<

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.

 

 

 

 

Active travel update

On Friday, the Council launched a campaign encouraging everyone to be considerate of other people and follow Scottish Government guidance when enjoying their outdoor exercise and travel.

The press release which was published on Friday can be found here.

Increase in people using off-road paths and parks

Since restrictions were introduced to help manage the coronavirus outbreak, there’s been an increase in people using the city’s network of paths, as well as parks, as part of their daily exercise and for travelling to work or local amenities – with up to five times their normal use.

Data up to week five of lockdown shows increases on the Union Canal towpath, with 17% growth in pedestrian numbers at Harrison Park, whilst cycling numbers have grown by 76% at Wester Hailes. On the North Edinburgh Path Network at Rodney St, pedestrian numbers have grown by 14%, cycling numbers by 32%.  At certain times of the week, especially weekends, much bigger increases have been recorded.

While it’s great that the routes are popular and well-used, we want to make sure that everyone can undertake and enjoy their daily exercise and travel in safety and comfort.

Paths for everyone code of conduct

The campaign will direct people to the Paths for Everyone section of the Council’s webpages, where we hope to be able to display information such as busy routes/times, coming from our pedestrian/cycle counter data.  This aims to encourage people to use alternative routes if they can, or exercise at a less busy time.  Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funding for this project is gratefully received from Paths for All.

About the campaign

example of temporary signageTemporary signage (example on the right: click the thumbnail to see the full-size image) will be rolled out this week, starting on the active travel network entry points, and signage in the parks will follow.  We will be running a complementary social media campaign also, and we would really appreciate your support with sharing this content amongst your followers and networks.

Report issues

There might be local issues that you are aware of where additional signs may help. Please email your suggestions to spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Wishing you all the best and thank you in advance for your support with our campaign.

Kind regards,

Judith Cowie
‘Smarter Choices, Smarter Places’ Programme Manager
Active Travel
Road Safety and Active Travel
Transport Networks, Place Development
The City of Edinburgh Council
Judith.cowie@edinburgh.gov.uk

Webinar on Reallocating Road Space for Walking and Cycling During Covid-19

(copied from an email from the Improvement Service)

Planning for Place programme have asked us to make you aware of an upcoming webinar (30 April, 4-5pm) on Reallocating Road Space for Walking and Cycling During Covid-19.  Facilitated by Irene Beautyman, Place Lead at the Improvement Service, the webinar will be of particular value to council officers, elected members, community groups and all interested in pursuing the role of place as an enabler of healthier lives.

The online event is open to all those with an interest in facilitating active travel during the Covid-19 lockdown and in enabling safer conditions for walking and cycling.

Here is the link to sign up to the webinar: https://www.improvementservice.org.uk/events/reallocating-road-space-for-walking-and-cycling-during-covid-19