A few years ago, the Edinburgh Evening News ran an April Fool story to the effect that, instead of going down Leith Walk, the trams would go along London Road and down Easter Road.
Now that short-sighted local traders and residents in Leith Walk are objecting to the extension of the Tram past their premises, perhaps it is time to consider this option seriously? Easter Road could do with the economic boost, and, with only two bus routes, the construction phase need not not cause major public transport upheaval.
Whilst I'd be sorry to see the Tram avoiding my area, moaning locals probably don't deserve it and the benefits would be better appreciated in a more deprived area.
John Eoin Douglas