Petition: better bus services for Leith!

LHNCC’s neighbours, Leith Links Community Council have created this petition calling for better bus services for Leith: https://www.change.org/p/better-bus-services-for-leith. To quote the petition,

We have NO buses at all on the north side of Leith Links, although 1000s of new residents are moving into large new housing developments there. Having to walk across the Links (especially in the dark) is a safety (especially for women) issue as well as a transport issue.

We have lost the 22 bus (that we were promised would stay, at least until the tram is running).

There is no direct bus to the Western General although Leithers are generally referred there by NHS services, rather than to the RIE.

Bus stops are being removed or spaced out too far apart, all around the city, which makes it difficult for older people to use the bus system.

Bus lanes now seem to be threatened, which will slow down bus travel and make it less attractive – thus encouraging more car use.

Read more in the Edinburgh Evening News: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-buses-petition-to-reinstate-iconic-22-bus-service-generates-more-than-one-thousand-signatures-3758293

Petitioning the City of Edinburgh Council

Tuesday 25th March 2014 1.30 – 3.00pm
Venue: Drumbrae Library, 81 Drum Brae Drive, Edinburgh EH4 7EG

This session looks at how to raise important community issues by using the Petition System, within the City of Edinburgh Council, and how the system operates in practice. A Committee Officer from the Council will explain the process and answer your questions. Suitable both for members of community groups, including community councils, and for individuals in the community.

THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS SESSION – THEY ARE ALL FREE OF CHARGE but places are limited so you do need to register, by contacting:

Cath Tansey Tel. 0131 458 5095 / e mail cath.tansey@ea.edin.sch.uk or

Lawrence Arscott Tel. 0131 334 9311 / e mail lawrence.arscott@ea.edin.sch.uk

Please let us know if you have any particular access or other requirements.