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:

  • 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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  • Maybury Pedestrian Island too small

    Created by acsimpson // 1 thread

    The traffic island on Maybury Road at the Maybury Junction is too small to accommodate cyclists (especially those pulling child trailers, etc) other than at it's extreme southern end. As this is a two stage crossing it can lead to either the need to cross when red or wait partly blocking the carriageway.
    The light timings need changed to allow a full crossing at once or the island needs to be extended.

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  • Brae Park Road Surface

    Created by acsimpson // 0 threads

    The road surface of Brae Park Road is very poor which can be quite hazardous due to poor sightlines, parked cars, oncoming traffic and poor light under the trees.

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  • Gate Blocking NCN1 @ Dalmeny

    Created by acsimpson // 0 threads

    There is a gate across the full width of the national cycle network just west of the Railway line past Dalmeny. This forces all path users to use the uneven verge which can get very muddy at certain times of year.

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  • New Chicanes are Non-compliant

    Created by acsimpson // 1 thread

    The Dalmeny Park house builders have installed new chicanes on NCN route 1. Unfortunately none of these meet the guidlines for chicanes on cycling facilities.

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  • Barnton Junction Crossings

    Created by acsimpson // 1 thread

    The priority for pedestrians using Barnton Junction is attrocious. Crossing from the East of Maybury Road to Whithouse Road can take over 5 minutes and requires at least 5 separate stages each of which can force you to wait for an entire cycle of the lights. This priority and timing needs to be reworked if anyone is to consider this to be anything other than a clogged artery. Given the high polution readings from the nearby monitoring station no one should be forced to spend so much time here.

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  • Pedestrian Crossing Island Dangerously Small

    Created by acsimpson // 1 thread

    The island on this pedestrian crossing is dangerously small, whoever allowed this to be installed was being negligent. There is no safe area to wait with small children and no flat space for wheelchairs/pushchairs to wait. If I remember the guidlines correctly it shouldn't be possible to walk straight over a staggered crossing island, however this isn't the case here.

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