Transport

CAPITAL FOG – IT COULD BE WORSE

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 10:42

This morning we woke to a third day of miserable damp gloom.

It may seem grim. But Edinburgh has known worse.

The following article is extracted from a longer piece published in the Scotsman on 16 November 1929 – the day after weather conditions had combined with smoke from coal fires to spectacular effect.

 

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BROUGHTON ST IMPROVEMENTS – NOT YET

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 18/08/2020 - 07:50

Broughton Street will not feature in the first round of cycle and pedestrian-friendly improvements made as part of the Spaces for People scheme.

The news emerged in a report to the Policy & Sustainability Committee, due to be discussed on Thursday 20 August (see pdf at foot of page).

Broughton resident, former Council Leader, and MP Mark Lazarowicz wrote to Leith Walk and City Centre ward councillors yesterday expressing his disappointment at the omission.

YORK PLACE CLOSING WESTBOUND TILL 11 OCTOBER

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 10:49

COUNCIL URGES RESIDENTS TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

York Place (Conan Doyle–Elder Street) will close to westbound traffic for eight weeks from Monday.

Diversions will be put in place via Broughton Street and the New Town.

The closure is required while Laing O’Rourke carry out new footway, cycleway, and drainage works as part of the Edinburgh St James project. They plan to complete by 11 October.