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.

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

  • Chicanes

    Created by FrenchyF // 0 threads

    Three sets of chicanes on this wee path, all of them are needlessly tight. They should all be removed.

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  • Gap between bollards too narrow

    Created by FrenchyF // 0 threads

    The gap between the bollards is too narrow, as it forces cyclists to dismount to pass, even if they don't have a trailer. Ellen's Glen Loan is, as far as I know, the only paved route between Gilmerton and Liberton which avoids the main roads, and this path is the only paved way to reach it from Gilmerton.

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  • Chicane too tight

    Created by FrenchyF // 0 threads

    The chicane at the Greendykes Road end of this cycle path is far too tight. It is impossible to cycle through without dismounting.

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  • Filtered Permeability Lacks Dropped Kerb

    Created by Rob Earl // 0 threads

    This section of West Bowling Green Street is closed to motor vehicles making it a very quiet route to the Water of Leith Walkway. Unfortunately, the filtering is done in an old fashioned style which blocks cyclists. Also, the road surface is terrible. Some signs wouldn't go amiss either.

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  • Missing Link - Restalrig Railway -> Leith Walk

    Created by Rob Earl // 0 threads

    The Easter Road end of the quiet, off road Restalrig Railway Path doesn't link up to any other cycle routes. Making Gordon Street more cycling friendly would help to extend the usefulness of this path.

    While Gordon Street is a quiet road, it is crowded with parking which can make it intimidating when encountering traffic.

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  • Cammo Walk - overgrown vegetation

    paddyirish // 1 thread

    On Cammo Walk there is a rat run where cars can go past very quickly on a narrow road. When vegetation encroaches onto the road, it reduces visibility for all road users, especially on bends and can make this very frightening- a choice between being hit by a car and stung by nettles. Regular maintenance would make this much safer.

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  • Cars approach ing too fast to blind, dangerous corner

    paddyirish // 1 thread

    Cars approaching the end of Gogarstone road take the corner at great speed. With an obstructed view a cyclist can only see the approaching cars at the last minute. It feels really unsafe.

    Vegetation is currently overhanging making cycling difficult in this area.

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  • Blocked Cycle lane

    Jecyll // 1 thread

    There is a fantastic cycle lane in both directions on Leith Walk, often these are used as additional parking for cars so that they can double park. It's common for shops and their vehicles to use these are parking spots. This forces cyclists out to the other lanes and causes frustration for all.

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  • Chicane on slope, creates unnecessary conflict

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 1 thread

    The chicane at the west end of the Magdalene Glen path interrupts the flow when going uphills, particularly unpleasant for people with weak knees. It also forces cyclists uphills often to stop and start when there are other people going through, as it's not wide enough to pass.

    It doesn't serve any useful purpose at it is on the top of the slope where cyclists are very slow anyway. As it's uphills, there is little danger that e.g. kids run out onto the wide pavement of Duddingston Pk South. Cyclists from the West are slow at this point anyway as they turn into the path.

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  • Brick strips are painful for weaker cyclists

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 1 thread

    A large number of brick strips have been installed across the path in Magdalene Glen in early 2017.

    While these do nothing at all to deter fast cyclists, they are a real pain for slow cyclists, people with arthritic hands (due to the vibrations and need to grip the handlebar very strongly).

    It is not clear if there has been any consultation about these measures. Neither Spokes nor anybody on the CEC forum seems to have been aware of the plans.

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  • Unsafe crossing

    Created by HankChief // 0 threads

    The entrance to the Tram depot has wide exit from the roundabout to be crossed by pedestrians and cyclists which can be difficult to judge which vehicles will turn in and what path they will take.

    The road markings with bricks isn't sufficient to guarantee the route they will take adding to the risk.

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  • Maybury Road needs Cycle Lanes

    Created by acsimpson // 0 threads

    Maybury Road is nominally a 40mph road however a brief observation period will quickly reveal many drivers going at 60mph or more. This is not a suitable speed for a high use cycle route. The pavements are badly maintained and yet still used by the majority of cyclists using the road, especially uphill in either direction.

    The traffic lights at either end of the road only ever allow one lane of traffic onto the road at a time which encourages drivers to overtake each other at high speed.

    A two way cycle route should be built the length of the road taking the space currently allocated to the uphill lane in either direction. The earlier removal of the southbound uphill section illustrates the redundancy of the extra lane nicely.

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  • Dropped Kerb Needs Repaired

    Created by acsimpson // 1 thread

    The dropped kerb on cycleroute 9 at the shell garage has been badly installed/damaged and is now a relatively large step, capable of damaging a bicycle wheel.

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