Future Travel Plan For Leith

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  1. Pedestrianise The Shore

    If we pedestrianise The Shore we'd create a great public space by the water, that would be attractive to locals and vistors alike. It would also help to make a traffic free link from the Foot of the Walk to Ocean Terminal.

    670 votes
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    • Invest more resources in tackling litter, dog fouling and graffiti

      The We Love Leith travel survey shows that litter and dog fouling on local streets deters people from walking more.

      393 votes
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      • Build a green bridge over Leith Walk.

        This would build a low traffic link connecting Pilrig Park and the traffic free path running east from Easter Road. More info at http://tinyurl.com/ld7kzu

        340 votes
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        • Dedicated cycle lanes should be added to all arterial routes

          The We Love Leith Travel Survey shows that many more Leithers would cycle more if people felt safe on the roads. Research from other places shows that installing dedicated cycle lanes on streets can increase cycling by 30-50%.

          278 votes
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          • The coastal promenade won't be finished for decades. Invest in a 'Cross Leith' cycle route.

            The council plans to build a coastal promenade walkway that will run along the entire coastline of Edinburgh. The trouble is the regeneration of Leith docks means that it won't be finished for decades. Investment is needed in an alternative route. More info: http://tinyurl.com/o7s5wo

            178 votes
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            • Tackle anti-social behaviour on the walkways

              The We Love Leith travel survey showed that some people were deterred from using the walkways for cycling and walking because of fears of anti-social behaviour on the routes.

              151 votes
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              • 99 votes
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                • Do more to support local businesses.

                  With a diverse range local shops and businesses, people will have less need to travel to out of town shopping centres and there'll be more employment locally.

                  61 votes
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                  • Extend Bus Tracker to all bus stops in Leith

                    The Bus Tracker service is really useful, but it's not installed on all the stops in Leith.

                    50 votes
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                    • Replace the roundabout at the Foot of Easter Road with a Traffic Light Controlled Cross Roads

                      The roundabout at the Foot of Easter Road is inconvenient for pedestrians and dangerous for cyclists. It could be replaced with a traffic light controlled cross-roads, and all the railings could be removed. This would be safer for everyone.

                      40 votes
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                      • Do more to help parents and pupils to walk and cycle to school

                        Lots of people drive their children to school, for very short journeys. Many people think it's dangerous to walk or cycle around Leith with their children. Invest more safer routes to school and making it easier to walk or cycle to school.

                        33 votes
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                        • Give away more free recycled bikes to Leithers who want to start cycling

                          There are lots of people who want to start cycling but don't have a bike. The We Love Leith campaign is giving away 50 recycled bikes and helping to support the people who get them to keep cycling. Demand has outstripped supply - should we give away more?

                          32 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • 30 votes
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                            • Build a mountain bike 'northshore' skills trail alongside the path from Easter Rd to Leith Links

                              There's a path that runs from Leith Academy/Easter Rd under Lochend Rd and Restalrig Rd and back to Leith Links. Along the sides of the path, there's already some trim trail equipment. Could bike jumps, balance beams and other trails skills stuff be built alongside this path? This would encourage more people (esp. young people) to cycle more, and help improve develop cyclists confidence.

                              23 votes
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                              • Introduce an X22 bus service

                                The vast majority of people I see on a 22 do not get off until either the east or west end. Introduce an X22 for every second bus that would stop only at the shore, then foot middle and top of the walk, then Waverly and the West End.

                                23 votes
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                                • Constitution St - bike alternative when tram comes

                                  Constitution St will close to all traffic including bikes when the tram comes - and the tramlines will be close to the pavement so cycling will be dodgy anyway unless you've very wide tyres. A good alternative would be via the shopping centre, with a well-designed connection from the foot of the Walk.

                                  23 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • 19 votes
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                                    • 12 votes
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                                      • More City Car Club Cars located in Leith

                                        There needs to be more Car Club Cars, in more locations throughout Leith. This would give people access to cars when they need them, without them needing to own one of their own.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Better facilities in the workplace

                                          Encourage key local employers to provide showers, lockers etc for cyclists

                                          8 votes
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