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:

  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 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

    Please sign in to vote.
  • Access to/through Park

    Created by Ross M // 1 thread

    Narrow gate when main vehicle access is close and no dropped kerbs on footway.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • Root Infested Path Surface

    Created by acsimpson // 0 threads

    The surface of the path here has been badly broken up by roots from the adjacent trees. This makes any use by wheels (Bike, pram, wheelchair) tricky.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • Root Infested Path Surface

    Created by acsimpson // 0 threads

    The surface of the path here has been badly broken up by roots from the adjacent trees. This makes any use by wheels (Bike, pram, wheelchair) tricky.

    Please sign in to vote.

This map shows all issues, whether points, routes, or areas:

Spinner Please wait…
Back to top