Align segregated on road routes for faster commuters with offroad leisure routes

WE need to recognise that routes like the canal and the NEPN are great but also, when being used for fast commuting at peak times, intrinsically create conflict with pedestrians. On road segregated routes would provide an on road more direct route that would be release pressure on these fantastic off road networks, and in turn lessen conflict. It would also create safer spaces for people new to riding during non peak hours. 


First places to review are Colinton Road, Slateford Road. 

Why the contribution is important

Get more people commuting by bike ina. safe way that doesn't increase pressure on Canal/NEPN 

by AlexRob on August 06, 2020 at 11:46AM

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  • Posted by ChrisTheTaurean August 06, 2020 at 21:44

    I totally agree. See my ‘idea’ above. This direct segregated routing needs to be citywide and in conjunction with filtered permeability to reduce dangerous rat running too.
  • Posted by finlay1 August 06, 2020 at 23:14

    I believe that what we need to do is improve the existing cycling infrastructure before implementing entirely new cycling infrastructure. There is a fair amount of painted non-segregated cycle lanes in Edinburgh. I believe that every painted cycle lane should be segregated using wands. This does 2 things:

    1) Deters people from parking over cycling lanes

    2) Provides cyclists with enhanced protection.

    I also believe parking over cycle lanes should be made illegal and people who park on cycle lanes should be issued with a £100 fine, reduced to £50 if paid within 2 weeks.

  • Posted by Cherry August 17, 2020 at 13:12

    I agree. The old railway line routes are lovely for a leisurely bike ride, but you have to go slowly and carefully to avoid collisions with dog-walkers, loose dogs, toddlers on trikes, older folk who don't necessarily hear you coming, walking groups etc etc (all of whom have as much right to be there as the cyclists). But some of us also use bikes to get places quickly. On road routes should be segregated where possible, and parking banned on them.
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