We received the following email from the City of Edinburgh Council Spaces for People Team on August 25 2020:
Dear Councillors and Stakeholders
Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures
Please be advised that as part of overall emergency measures we are proposing to re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.
I have attached the proposed designs for the scheme. In summary it shows:
– Cathcart Place – extend footway to tie in with existing build-out and revoke 1 parking bay (approx. 2 spaces) to keep vehicle access clear
– Springwell Place – Extend footway at gate by 2m and partially revoke 1 parking bay (approx. 5 spaces)
Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 5pm on Monday 31st August 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 individual emails.
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.
On behalf of the Spaces for People Team