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Glamour and envy

on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 09:30

The recent article in which Edinburgh's trams were painted as 'The Envy of Europe' because of the glamour of the stretch from the Airport to York Place is instructive -- in respect of the bancruptcy of ideas for an administration and 'tramstablishment' increasingly desperate to find any justification for their scheme from a rapidly diminishing range of possibilities.

A view on the tram

on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 21:43

Sometimes , someone will get right at the heart of the matter, as here in this piece on the Edinburgh Guide website.

This is the sort of analysis,  from council and scottish Government supplied facts, data and statistics that never gets heard in the outpourings from the Council's steam driven PR machine.

The Council desperately want it to be good, and they think/hope/crave it will be seen to be to be good just as soon as the first tram runs.

It isn't HOW they say what they say that's important... it's WHAT they actually said that matters

on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 19:48

It's sometimes worth looking back to see what people said back in the old days,as here in 2003 by a chap called Andrew Burns, confident that Edinburgh wouldn't make the same mistakes as all those  other places had made building a tram --- Or here by a Gordon Mackenzie in 2010 strenuously denying...well, some far fetched story that the tram may not get to Leith...AS IF?!?

No problems, no worries, no matter

on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 08:38

These sorts of thing (The reported about-turn on the one way Loop(y) plan for public transport around George Street/Princes Street) are what happen when warnings are ignored, and consequently disasters turn into crises and then to catastrophes.

Fings ain't what they used to be...

on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 12:15

The two basic problems with the tram project are that it isn't over and won't be over the day the first tram runs.

Instead of a 'full stop-turn the page' moment the inaugural run with paying passengers will merely be a comma in the rolling disaster the project has always been -- and will continue to be.

Pollution a problem,? Try telling that to the Scientific Services depart

on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 22:58

Another day and another article prompted by the City of Edinburgh Council, the Council quotes spin around the possibility of Low Emission Zones, not a new idea and not a bad idea...but no excuse us if we don't seem overjoyed to hear it.

Compare and contrast..Council spin with council facts

on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 21:32

This piece on the welcome page (page since updated) links into some recent articles in the local media provided by the Council's ever obliging PR machine---and contrasts them with facts .. all obtained from the Council's own reports or through freedom of Information requests.

Yet, funnily enough, never---ever--mentioned in any Council Pr releases

 Wonder why that is?

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