New measures aimed at keeping cyclists safe on Leith Walk

(adapted from an email from Rory Garriock on behalf of Newhaven Tram. We apologise for not getting this out sooner, but we received the email only 2 days ago.)

Work is due to get under way this week to improve safety at various locations on Leith Walk, including what is believed to be the first installation in Scotland of a particular type of cycleway delineators.  They will be put in place at locations on the east and west side of Leith Walk at Pilrig Street and the east side of Leith Walk at Brunswick Road. This work is being carried out by MacKenzie Construction.

In addition to these new delineators, Leith Programme Phase 4 contractor Crummock will carry out a series of remedial works to road surfacing defects, road gullies/manholes and additional safety markings to the cycleway. The same traffic management sub-contractor will be used in order to coordinate the works and to minimise traffic disruption while these works are ongoing.

The programme of construction works will be as follows:

  • 18th April – 20th April: Crummock undertaking remedial works to road surfacing defect on the northbound lane at Pilrig Street junction
  • 23rd April – 4th May: MacKenzie Construction undertaking works to install cycleway delineators at the locations noted above
  • 23rd April – 4th May: (for a period of up to 2 weeks) Crummock undertaking further defect remedial works at various locations between Iona Street and Brunswick Street

LCCC DRAFT minutes: February 2018

Please note that these are draft minutes, and may not be take as authoritative unless approved at LCCC’s next meeting.  Continue reading

LCCC minutes: January 2018

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 15 January 2018 at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. URLs added by minutes secretary. Continue reading

LCCC minutes: November 2017

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 27 November 2017 at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. URLs added by minutes secretary. Continue reading

Armadillos on Leith Walk – an unwanted invader?

Leith Central CC’s vice-chair suggests that armadillos may be an undesirable, bolt-on solution for cycle-safety on Leith Walk. While not everyone agrees with their removal, it’s hard to disagree with this:

Arguably, rolling up sleeves and getting the whole length of the Walk finally and speedily done after 10 years of devastation and stop-start repairs – and using up the remaining £5m (?) in the Leith Walk programme pot for an easy-to-read, robust design – should be the focus. And consistent enforcement of basic rules of parking reguations and the Highway Code.

 

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 114: Phase 4 (Iona Street to Brunswick Street)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Leith Programme Project Team, sent on 2017_10_06 at 14:30)

This email contains information on

  • Proposed works w/c 9th October 2017
    • Road closures
    • Proposed works / worksite locations
  • Two-stage right turn for cyclists – junction of Leith Walk and McDonald Road/Brunswick Road
  • New segregated cycle lanes on Leith Walk
  • Picardy Place design update

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Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 113 – Phase 4 (Iona Street to Brunswick Street)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Leith Programme Project Team, sent at 11:01 on 2017_10_02)

Proposed works w/c 2nd October 2017

 Road closures

  • Albert Street (planned re-opening date Tuesday 10th October)
  • Brunswick Road (will remain closed until completion of the project at the end of October)
  • McDonald Road (will remain closed until completion of the project at the end of October)
  • Brunswick Street (planned re-opening date Wednesday 18th October 2017)

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