Protect yourself, others and the environment

Cycling is probably one of the safest ways to travel during the current pandemic. It would be good to take up cycling rather than take the car, protecting ourselves, others and the environment in one go.

Check out the temporary measures in place so that people can physically distance from each other and stay as safe as possible on these streets.

Why the contribution is important

Due to the uncertainty around travelling in public at the moment, if everyone decided to drive instead, this would have devastating effects on the environment.  It would be great to carry on the direction of reduced cars on roads.  

by Yvonne_CEC on July 16, 2020 at 04:52PM

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  • Posted by sg July 31, 2020 at 08:42

    it is not always possible to cycle. I do that whenever I can. This is not always though. Current situation changed a lot of things. 6 months ago: "do not use single use containers/cutlery" - today is the opposite. Equally we were (rigthly) encouraged to use public transport, whilst now being discouraged. We must take pragmatic approach - whenever you need to use single use stuff try compostable or recyclable one. Edinburgh really lags behind in terms of on-street EV charging infrastructure. Development of charging network in the city would partly address your environmental concerns.
  • Posted by Voiceofreason August 17, 2020 at 09:07

    Who will pay for the installation of a charging point every 10 yards along every road, together with the cabling and power stations to feed them and what will we do with the mountain of scrap generated by everyone replacing their car with a leccy shopping trolley, never mind the environmental vandalism that flows from having to dig up thousands of tons of the planet searching for battery minerals? EV's are very eco-friendly - so long as you ignore the emissions overdraft generated before the turn a wheel - just like the pitiful virtue signalling toy tram set - how many hundreds of thousands of tons of emissions were generated by building its infrastructure and how many modal shift miles does it provide - is its environmental overdraft payback period centuries or millennia?
  • Posted by Voiceofreason August 18, 2020 at 18:50

    The temporary measures have nothing whatsoever to do with safety, they're just costly virtue signalling by the council. What's the point in generating artificially generated congestion by extending a pavement into a roadway when a vast number of people demonstrate continually that they haven't a clue what 2 metres looks like. If the Council actually cared about social distancing than they'd pay for additional policing so that people who are too stupid or selfish to obey the rules can be penalised.
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