Survey on the Council’s proposed road safety measures on Braid Hills Road

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9 thoughts on “Survey on the Council’s proposed road safety measures on Braid Hills Road

  • February 18, 2021 at 6:25 am
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    A great link to Braids, Hermitage. I would welcome this as it would improve the cycling walking experience.

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  • February 18, 2021 at 5:13 pm
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    The pavement and road surfaces themselves are in an appalling state and should be improved for the safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

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  • February 18, 2021 at 8:33 pm
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    This area for years has been a haven for horses, walkers, golfers, dogs, sledging, cyclists, families, elderly and local residents. With buildings of note, leisure facilities, an old people’s home, residential properties and an area for great views across Edinburgh and Fife the Braids/ Liberton area has been important. For years, the local community has wished for money to be spent to make changes that would suit “everyone”. This proposal meets the requirements of one public sector – cyclists! For years you couldn’t “walk” this road safely because the single pavement was a disgrace and it’s not street lit. Cyclist safety and convenience is important, but the area is a community for many, with cyclists only a very small part of a bigger picture! Note…cycle lanes benefit cyclists….they don’t benefit walkers…..safe pavements benefit walkers!

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    • February 19, 2021 at 11:30 am
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      Totally agree. I’m not a very confident cyclist but I didn’t have a problem cycling across the route occasionally – and that was before the speed was reduced too. It’s an important road link should there be issues on the bypass, which then makes Frogston Road snarl up with traffic too.

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    • February 25, 2021 at 10:31 am
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      Lee, a cycle lane alongside the footway would definitely benefit walkers! It would provide extra space between people walking and people ensconced in their high powered, armoured metal boxes. I remember walking along Braid Hills Drive when it was a 60mph limit, and it was really unpleasant. 40mph is better. 30mph would be better yet. And have you noticed just how loud car tyres are these days? It’s not just humans who feel there is too much vehicle noise around.

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  • February 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm
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    The temporary cycle lane markers used on Dalkeith Road near the Edinburgh RI are now littering Liberton Golf course. We do not want a repeat of this phenomena with Braid Hills GC similarly littered!

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  • February 19, 2021 at 7:38 am
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    I agree with the first 3 comments. Regarding the 4th I think that permanent markers should be used.

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  • February 21, 2021 at 8:34 pm
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    Safety for pedestrians should be the main issue. Cyclists pay little attention to cyclists -It was only luck once that I turned to find a cyclist on the pavement speeding towards me and the very young grandchildren. He only stopped when agitated I shouted at him. This is only one example of their attitude. I have seen them on the pavement outside the school when children were going into the school. Things will only get worse when they use the motorised bikes and scooters. They have little regard for the deaf, the blind or the feeble old age pensioners. They should have number plates pay tax and insurance and pass a cycling test and licence which can be taken away when they injure or kill pedestrians. And have a bell or a horn to warn pedestrians. When their cycle lanes take up a large part of the road and a bus or lorry has to stop there is no space for an ambulance or the fire brigade to pass – they just have to wait. I agree cycling is healthy for cyclists but they need to appreciate they are a small minority and need to think about the lives of others.

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  • April 4, 2021 at 10:44 pm
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    I’ve given this more thought recently and I have a new opinion. Why is it that we have no parking, no street lights, overgrown bushes and trees, rusty dangerous fencing that hasn’t seen maintenance in years on this road and all of a sudden we have all this attention and expense for cycling? There have been years and years of use, for many leisure purposes and NOTHING!
    The state of the road with no residential properties needs many aspects of its suitability investigated. This area is used by the public and should be considered by the public for use by the public. As for the areas where people own houses, this should be debated by those that “live” on these roads only. Why should the actual residents of the targeted streets have to endure the comments of those that want to dress in Lycra, cycle from there quiet cul de sacs and use the streets as there personal training track. Silent and at speed, these cyclists have turned up in there numbers since this went public and I won’t be happy if my pleasant street is turned into a multi lanes, bollard eye sore Tour de Liberton.

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