We received the following notification from the City of Edinburgh Council Spaces for People Team on Monday 6th July.
Dear Councillors and Stakeholders,
Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures
Proposed waiting/loading restriction changes to facilitate footway widening – Gorgie Road and Dalry Road
Following our email of 26 June advising that we would notify you once further details were available for the proposals above, we are pleased to be able to provide these now.
We would suggest that you view the attached plan to see the detail of what is proposed. In summary it shows:
- Widened footways on both sides under the railway bridge at Robertson Avenue which is currently narrow.
- Relocated south side bus stop to an area with wider footways to aid queuing [outside Costa].
- Extended footway outside busy supermarket and pharmacy [Scotmid and Boots] on north side between Smithfield St and Wheatfield St, with the loading bay relocated eastwards.
- Increased footway width on both sides in the area of the railway bridge at McLeod St which is currently narrow.
- Widened footway on the south side between Ardmillan Terrace and Gorgie City Farm which is currently very narrow.
- Provide additional footway space at the busy crossing points at the Gorgie Road/ Dalry Road junction.
- Widened footway adjacent to Dalry Cemetery which is currently very narrow.
- Relocation of loading bay to widen footway on south side between Orwell Place and Orwell Terrace.
- Widened footways on both sides of the road from Dalry Gait to Haymarket with loading provision retained in this busy area with high density of businesses.
In the first instance these measures will be introduced quickly using temporary traffic management equipment, such as cones. Where deemed suitable, this equipment will then be replaced with more robust semi-permanent materials once available.
Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 1200hrs on Friday 10 July 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All feedback will be reviewed and where possible the scheme will be further refined. Feedback will be summarised in an assessment feedback form which will be presented to the Council Incident Management Team for approval. Please note that we will be unable to respond to each and every email.
If the proposal is approved for implementation, publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox will help us to manage any feedback around proposals – email@example.com
The introduction of, or changes to, any restrictions will be implemented under emergency delegated decision-making powers using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.
Spaces for People Team