Secure cycle storage should be provided at
tram stop, not just “significant” tramstops.
2. Supported Bus Services
We favour option 2.
3. Speed Limits - 20mph
We strongly support option 1.Shopping streets and busy pedestrian streets are the roads which will derive the mostbenefit from 20mph limits.As vibrant public spaces, many of these streets serve multiple roles - meeting places,commercial areas, social spaces etc - and so they do not just operate as transport corridors.A 20mph limit on these streets will make them safer for vulnerable users and they will help to “civilise” the street - orientating these roads away from simply acting as a transport corridor,and supporting the other “place functions” of these public spaces.We have evidenced considerable local and national support for a 20mph limit on Leith Walk
on the basis that it would help to boost the local economy, enhance the safety of the streetfor its most vulnerable users and encourage more people to adopt active travel modes.We also note that the analysis of city-wide road safety data shows that Leith Walk isidentified as an accident black spot for both pedestrians and cyclists. There is therefore a
clear case supporting the introduction of a 20mph limit on the full length of this street.In our view, wherever there is clear community support, or empirical road safety evidencethat shows high accident rates, 20mph limits should become the norm on shopping streets aswell as residential streets.
4. Speed Limits - 30mph and above
We support option 1. A reduced speed limit on Seafield Road is particularly welcome.
“Joint submission to the Leith Programme Consultation”:http://www.scribd.com/doc/121692063/Joint-Submission-to-the-Leith-Programme-Consultation#fullscreen
“Road safety stats highlight benefit of 20mph limit on Leith Walk”:http://greenerleith.org.uk/blog/road-safety-analysis-20mph-limit-leith-walk-2044
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