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:

  • Toucan Crossing Timings Incorrect

    Created by acsimpson // 1 thread

    This crossing takes far to long to change. There is rarely a time when it couldn't change imediately without causing extra delays to traffic, however it often takes far to long and being a two stage crossing can add a significant delay to any active travel.

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  • crossing very slow to change

    Created by Kokomo // 0 threads

    usually have to wait a very long time here - reduce the wait time after pushing the button! This crossing needs to be more responsive like the one round the corner on Clerk St.
    This small change will make a big difference to this route to the Innocent Path

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  • access to park

    Created by Kokomo // 0 threads

    add a dropped kerb and the steps to a short ramp

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  • Lothian Road to Shandwick Place

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    The pavement outside the Huxley was intended to be designated shared use, so that cyclists could turn left from Lothian Road to Shandwick Place. Dropped kerbs were installed for this purpose, but the pavement was never re-designated. This should be fixed. Similar infrastructure exists at the Mound/Princes Street junction, and works well.

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  • W Maitland St

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    Cycling west on West Maitland Street should be allowed.

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  • Shared use path

    Created by FrenchyF // 2 threads

    The pavement here should be designated shared use, so that cyclists can go from the cycle paths on East Kilngate Wynd to the shared use path at the top of Lasswade Road without using the main carriageway. Ideally the pavement would be widened at the same time, but it's a quiet enough pavement that I don't think it'd cause many problems if it's not possible to widen it.

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  • Dropped kerbs

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    The cycle path at the west end of East Kilngate Wynd turns into a pavement at Lasswade Road. Dropped kerbs are needed to allow cyclists to rejoin the carriageway easily. There should be a dropped kerb on either side of the barrier, for cyclists heading in each direction on Lasswade Road.

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  • Widen/Upgrade paths

    Created by GinaroZ // 0 threads

    Harvest Road - widen path as there seems to be enough space, though under the motorway will be a bit narrower. https://goo.gl/maps/KaqDUtBdMmm
    B7030 - already a narrow path but overgrown trees are encroaching. Surely could be made wider (trim bushes, get rid of some grass verge) and a dropped kerb from Harvest Road.
    Old Liston Road - this path could be widened to shared use standard for traffic-free access to Newbridge.

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  • Remove or widen gate at Innocent tunnel

    Created by Stephan Matthiesen // 1 thread

    The gate at the north end of the Innocent tunnel only leaves a narrow opening.

    1. It's generally too narrow for trailers etc.

    2. You move from bright light outside into the darkness of the tunnel, and going into the tunnel you often can't see people cycling or walking out; this would not be an issue of the full width of the path was usable.

    3. The gap is at the edge of the path with various surface defects

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  • 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

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    There should be a dropped kerb to allow cyclists to rejoin the carriageway without going round to the north side of the roundabout.

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  • Poor Access to QR10

    Created by Rob Earl // 1 thread

    Access to QR10 from Fillyside Road requires either:

    - Cycle across busy/fast road and up full height kerb
    - Turn right onto busy/fast road for ~100m, turn left up dropped (but not flush) kerb
    - Cycle on pavement and cross at traffic island

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  • Contraflow Cycle Lane without DYLs

    Created by Rob Earl // 0 threads

    This contraflow was extended to be the full length of the 1 way section of Queen Charlotte Street. The double yellow lines weren't extended so it is always parked in.

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  • Cycle Lane Through Pinch Point, QR20

    Created by Rob Earl // 1 thread

    The painted cycle lane through this pinch point gives the impression a car and a bike can pass through together (either in the same or opposite directions). It is way too narrow for this to be safe.

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  • Cycle barriers

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    Barriers/chicanes on footpath which make it difficult for people with mobility issues to use these paths. They are also tricky for children on bikes to navigate, or if you are pushing a bike.

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  • Cycle barriers

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    Barriers/chicanes on footpath which make it difficult for people with mobility issues to use these paths. They are also tricky for children on bikes to navigate, or if you are pushing a bike.

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  • Gutter in Telfer Subway

    Created by FrenchyF // 1 thread

    There's a rather deep gutter along the edges of Telfer Subway, which makes it difficult for cyclists to turn into the path along to Dalry Road. I imagine the gutter poses even bigger problems for wheelchair users and others of limited mobility. A cover should be put over the gutter at this point.

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  • 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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