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Parallels between what happened in Tie Ltd-and what's happening in Lothian buses

on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 22:24

This article spells out why the present events inside Lothian Buses and Transport for Edinburgh are not new--but connected to the very similar events inside the now defunct TIE Ltd company that oversaw the abject mismangement of the tram project and its risible inepitude, that saw the label 'Edinburgh Tram' become a global byword for incompetence.

City wide health experiment now in full swing

on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:11
Here's the latest press release from Edinburgh Council...the release they haven't released--yet.
Edinburgh Council's innovative new health experiment gets under way!
Breathe in...breathe out..

The air that we breathe

on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:09

With the public Inquiry into the Edinburgh Tram Project announced it is vital the effects of the project are covered by its remit.

public inquiry now, please? Reasons why people need to make sure they are heard

on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 20:52

If you want to see a public inquiry into the tram project and circumstances that surround it please click the link to connect to an online petition presented by Daniel Donaldson asking for one.

Air pollution scandal in Edinburgh

on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:43

Well over 4 years ago a small group of residents in Edinburgh first went to the Council with some quesions, and concerns, about the tram project.

The questions were about the seriousness of traffic pollution obvious even the,n and the apparent blind spot within the tram project around what would happen in our city when so much road space formerly used by traffic was being taken by the tram.

Traffic levels down but pollution up

on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 21:03

Last year, in January the City of Edinburgh Council's transport and executive committee sat down to the  transport review in which the usual boxes were ticked, and (self) congratulatory pats on (own) backs flagged up by the helpful people in the Transport department at Waverley Court.

Is there cognitive dissonance on a mass scale inside Edinburgh's Council

on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 21:08

a) Council know pollution is bad and should be reduced

b) Council told tram project WILL raise pollution in streets where people live--65% of the city will be worse off in terms of Particulate pollution BECAUSE of their tram plan...

c) Council build tram anyway.

d) Council spend years calling it their green project

 That's more cognitive dissonace than a piano rolling down a 200 foot staircase.

Tips for Dog walkers in Edinburgh

on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 11:48

The council's 'stealth policy' of displacement of traffic pollution FROM old main roads, those 'city centre main roads' that used to be the noisy crowded ones, to residential roads that are now the noisy crowded ones has one important aspect affecting ...... Dogs.

come on!! It isn't even an argument anymore

on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:35

Layer by layer the Council's attempt to defend the indenfensible is being stripped away.

Today yet another massive report is all over the print, broadcast and internet media, showing yet again how big an issue traffic created pollution is for towns and cities across the world.

This is a problem that is going to end up creating enormous social changes across the entire world... and it is a problem that has lain at the heart of the issue our small group has had to fight to publicise for years.

Chance to be heard AND a chance to listen?

on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:08

January 14th and 15th early next year.

Two dates to pencil in if you want to have a little look at how things get done in Edinburgh.

A Public Hearing (so all are welcome) at which the topic is various effects of the traffic displacement now being caused by the abject transport planning across a decade or more.