Post by Derek F Post by Brian Smith
More than 80% of Edinburgh's roads, including the whole of the city
centre, are to have a 20mph speed limit under council plans.
If the proposals get the go ahead, work on the scheme would begin later
this year with it being completed over three financial years.
Meanwhile, a study into ditching free Sunday parking is to go ahead.
Plans for the 20mph limit follows a consultation exercise, which the
council said showed strong support.
Support was strongest among the parents of children under 16, while
businesses were split 50/50.
Campaigners have called on towns and cities elsewhere in Scotland to
About 25 miles of Edinburgh's roads, from Arthur's Seat to Blackford
Hill, are already covered by a 20mph limit.
It is designed to improve safety and encourage more people to walk or cycle.
The plans will go before members of the council's transport and
environment committee for approval on 13 January.
Bring back the man with the Red Flag.
They may be cynical enough to think of it as a way to get extra revenue
in the form of fines. They're clearly rather desperate when they put
placards around bus stop poles asking for money-saving suggestions.
Did they see the irony in using the same kind of placard as was used to
say 'the trams are coming'?
Surely someone must have.
An SF author had one of his characters explain the difference between
the liberal and conservative camps by saying that the first would do
you good regardless of whether or not it killed you, and the second
would just kill you.
That always seemed spot on to me.
I'd like to ban Councillors from all vehicles, buy them all bicycles
and force them to use them, or better yet force them all to walk
Thus doing them good and maybe not killing them.
Much better for their health, and a good example for everyone.
(Not quite so easy now, but in my day I covered a lot of Edinburgh on
foot - sometimes had to - so I think I'm entitled to say this.)
While I was at it, I'd make it a criminal offence for anyone grossly
obese to attempt to buy or to possess any item of food except for
porridge without salt, milk, or sugar! Make it tasteless!
Fascism is so easy.
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