Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

Pete Owens
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Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

Postby Pete Owens » 26 Jun 2020, 8:51pm

Is there some kind of competition to make the most spectacular waste of the covid emerency funding?
https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/139678/

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Re: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

Postby PT1029 » 27 Jun 2020, 12:25pm

It is the new design smart signage system. It says keep the junction clear, and putting the yellow sign in the cycle lane keeps the junction clear of bikes.
Joined up thinking for once, what more could you want?!

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Syd
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Re: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

Postby Syd » 27 Jun 2020, 12:33pm

Pete Owens wrote:Is there some kind of competition to make the most spectacular waste of the covid emerency funding?
https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/139678/

I’ve already shared my thoughts on these with Spokes (http://www.spokes.org.uk/)

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Re: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

Postby RickH » 27 Jun 2020, 4:13pm

It is quite good really, or would be if they just moved the sign to the other side of the wands & mounted it in a big concrete block. :D

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Re: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

Postby Pete Owens » 28 Jun 2020, 12:44am

or painted the cycle symbol to the right of the wands to enable cyclists to keep socially distant from pedestrians.

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Re: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

Postby LollyKat » 11 Jul 2020, 12:15pm

It's just to help cyclists get used to the properly designed, permanent infrastructure being built on Leith Walk:

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In response to criticism the official Trams to Newhaven account said: “There needs to be a balance between the needs of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians and compromise is sometimes needed.
“We would advise cyclists to be aware of their surroundings, including street furniture and pedestrians, however signage will be adjusted ahead of the cycle lane becoming operational.”

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/ ... es-2905848