Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of City Cycling Edinburgh:

  • Contraflow bike lane should have double yellows

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    Parking/loading should not be allowed in the contraflow bike lane. Drivers are often unaware that there even is a contraflow bike lane, and parked cars force cyclists to enter the oncoming lane, which causes conflict and endangers them. Ideally the bike lane would also be mandatory rather than advisory.

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  • Dropped kerb and ramp

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    A dropped kerb should be added at the foot of Braidwood Gate so that cyclists don't need to dismount. A chicane is *not* needed at the bottom of the hill, either.

    A ramp should also be added, either in place of or beside the steps from Dumbiedykes Road into Holyrood Park.

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  • Gate/gap in fence needed

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    A gate or hole in the fence should be installed to allow access between Candlemaker's Park and Drum Avenue.

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  • Unlit Section of QR20

    Created by Rob Earl // 1 thread

    The section of QR20 through Lochend Park is unlit, making it unsuitable during winter months.

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  • Dropped kerbs or continue pavement

    Created by FrenchyF // 0 threads

    The pavement on the west side of Gilmerton Road, just to the south of the junction with Moredun Dykes Road, has a gap in it which should be fixed. This could either be by filling in the gap, or adding dropped kerbs.

    27/10/17 update: This has now been fixed - tar has been added to create mini ramps in place of dropped kerbs.

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  • Pinch points

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    The southbound cycle lane disappears at the pinch points caused by traffic islands. The cycle lanes should get wider through the pinch point. East Lothian Council has done this (on Linkfield Road in Musselburgh, for example), and Edinburgh really needs to follow suit.

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  • No Parking Restrictions (QR20)

    Created by Rob Earl // 1 thread

    Lack of parking restrictions at this bend/entrance to Lochend Park leads to conflict with oncoming vehicles and "squeezing" unsuitable for a route designed to encourage 8-80 cycling.

    Parked cars often block the (poorly placed) dropped kerb into Lochend Park.

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  • Old Dalkeith Road bike lane

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    Just south of Little France Road, the southbound bike lane on Old Dalkeith Road is appalling. It's alongside a parking bay, but the parking bay isn't wide enough for cars to fit into it without them sticking into the bike lane. Even if it was, "dooring" would still be a significant hazard.

    Even away from the parking bay, the bike lane is too narrow.

    The bike lane really needs to be wider and further away from parked cars. If this isn't possible, I think it would be better to have no cycle lane at all.

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  • Old Dalkeith Road/Ferniehill junction

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    The timing of the signals at the Ferniehill Road junction could also be changed. Currently, you need to use three separate pelican crossings to get from one side of the road to the other, and this can take several minutes.

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  • Narrow chicanes need removal

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 1 thread

    The path between Hyvot Loan and Guardwell Glen has two narrow chicanes at both ends, which are quite overgrown too.

    This path is important as it allows people to leave the quiet route northwards towards Ellens Glen, so you can avoid parts of the busy Gilmerton Rd.

    I contacted the Active Travel team about it and they are going to look at it. There is some uncertainty if this is owned by the Morrison supermarket or the council. The chicanes were put in after local complaints about motorbike, so the Active Travel team has to investigate if this is still a concern.

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  • Unsurfaced Path

    Created by Rob Earl // 0 threads

    Useful shortcut to Halfords/etc without having to cross Seafield Road twice. Could be used year round if surfaced properly.

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  • Dropped Kerb/DYL on NEPN Access

    Created by Rob Earl // 0 threads

    Better access to NEPN than through St Mark's Park which involves an uphill, narrowing road approaching a blind bridge. Requires stopping in traffic to negotiate parked cars and kerb.

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  • SUP along Old Dalkeith Road

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    The path along the north side of Old Dalkeith Rd, between Ferniehill Drive and The Wisp, should be designated Shared Use.

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  • Melvin Walk

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    Melvin Walk is a useful shared-use path between Fountainbridge and Morrison Crescent. It should have dropped kerbs to make it even better.

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  • Dangerous right turn onto cycle route

    Created by Donald Noble // 1 thread

    It can be dangerous to make the right turn from Russel Road northbound onto cycle route 1/76, because drivers often cut this corner.
    Problem exacerbated by parking on the northeast side of the corner.

    Would be good if a traffic island or bollards could be installed here

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