Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

**attempt 2 to post this legibly. If this doesn’t help, here’s a PDF of the original Word document**

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Second ‘trams to Newhaven’ consultation: NTBCC’s response

(The following is the text of NTBBC’s submission to CEC’s second ‘trams to Newhaven’ consultation, submitted 7 November 2018)

Trams to Newhaven consultation
Response by New Town & Broughton Community Council

Main points

  • We welcome the progress that has been made but feel the vision for public realm at Elm Row could be more ambitious.
  • We would welcome more detail on the anticipated future of bus services on Leith Walk.
  • There should be comprehensive consultation on traffic management during the construction phase.
  • There are some concerns about the plans for junctions at London Road and Leith Walk.
  • We consider that no use should be made of the ‘triangle’ at Picardy Place which would prevent the possibility of its eventual incorporation into the public space in front of the Cathedral.

We welcome this further engagement by the Council; evidence of a degree of responsiveness to feedback; and the greater transparency with which the engagement has been conducted. We also welcome the postponement of a final decision to allow for more rigorous scrutiny and clarification of bids received.

The proposals for Elm Row show some signs of progress however the revised plans could, in our view, do more to reflect some of the possibilities discussed at the design workshop held in June. Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30pm

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2050 Edinburgh City Vision: survey

Following on from a previous post, there is a survey on Edinburgh Council’s consultation hub.

This covers the three components of the ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places‘ project ‘will help achieve the Edinburgh 2050 vision; a fairer, thriving, connected and inspired city’. These components are:

  • Edinburgh City Centre Transformation– an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life, working to the following vision. ‘An exceptional city centre that is for all, a place for people to live, work, visit and play. A place that is for the future, enriched by the legacy of the past.’
  • The City Mobility Plan– setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.
  • Low Emission Zones– the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.

As with the previous post, this is an Edinburgh Council exercise.

 

Broughton Road: carriageway resurfacing, footway reconstruction, lighting improvements & traffic signal upgrade

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

As part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and pavements for 2018/19, the junction where Broughton Road meets Rodney Street/Canonmills will be upgraded soon. More specifically, the scope of the project includes resurfacing the carriageway, reconstructing sections of the footways, renewing the traffic signals and crossings, upgrading some the street lighting and new road markings. I have attached a plan showing roughly the extents of the works for reference.

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