Travel and mobility
Moving around the Leith Links area is not great just now, with congestion due to the tramworks, bus diversions, new junction, road closures etc. On top of this, four major new schemes are being proposed:
Leith Connections – a new, safe cycle path from the foot of Leith Walk to Ocean Terminal, involving road closures and loss of parking spaces.
Leith Low Traffic Neighbourhood – cutting off through routes to make the central area around the Shore quieter for walking and cycling.
Controlled Parking Zone in the area between Easter Road / Lochend Road /Restalrig Road and the colonies) involving paid permits, double yellow lines, and loss of parking spaces.
Spaces for People – should we keep the measures introduced last year, or end them (eg. closure of Links Gardens)?
The Community Council has consulted widely locally on these proposals, with two well-attended public meetings, and has submitted responses to all of these consultations. Is too much being imposed upon us, in a rush, with not enough coordination between the various projects?