CAMPAIGNER PETER WILLIAMSON REFLECTS
On 25 January, the Council’s Transport & Environment Committee approved a revised design for Picardy Place centred upon a three-lane ‘gyratory’ traffic management system.
Proposals for a new gyratory on Picardy Place were approved at a meeting of the Transport & Environment Committee this morning. Councillors voted in favour by 9 votes to 2, with only the Scottish Greens against.
What follows is an impressionistic summary of the main points. For local-government enthusiasts whose Netflix subscriptions have run out, the whole meeting is available to enjoy here for free.
FIVE BIG HITTERS ON PICARDY PLACE AND WHY COUNCIL MUST THINK AGAIN
Pressure has mounted on Transport and Environment Committee members as open letters, articles and social-media messages over the last week have articulated widespread public opposition to the Council's latest plans for Picardy Place.
The Greenside Link is no more.
In still conditions during the small hours of this morning, contractors succeeded in cutting it at either end and gently lowering the central section by crane onto the development site beside the ruins of the King James Hotel.
If you compare the photo below with the one we posted yesterday, you’ll notice not a lot has changed.
Except for a sudden abundance of thin air.