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WHAT IMPROVEMENTS WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE?

on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:37

 

What Improvements would you want to see?.

 

On this website we have  avoided publishing anything like a manifesto or list of things we’d like to see, not because the residents have no ideas, but in order to avoid the council trying to turn any debate into one about ‘our ideas’ – rather than the still unacknowledged and many defects in ‘their ideas’.

 

Free tram rides idea

on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:05

The Scotsman reports 'calls from the business community' for free tram rides when the system opens.

This will 'boost business' and give some payback to businesses that have struggled through the construction phase.

We believe, like the 'Free Parking' near Christmas that the 'offer' actually highlights the problem rather than alleviating it.

Edinburgh labelled a dump? part two

on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 21:22

The article by Prof Richard Williams in one of the world's most respected magazines has created a storm.

As ever the report in the Evening news about the ongoing storm is at least as interesting for what the comments section has to say as the report itself.

Edinburgh labelled a dump?

on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 11:47

"Phew! I think we dodged another bullet there? What do you think?"

That may be the reaction in Edinburgh Council to an article by an Edinburgh University academic that examines some unpalatable aspects and failures about the way the city has been run and the effects of these systemic governance failures now emerging across the city.

Edinburgh's latest Budget Black Hole

on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 19:43

 

Why everything to do with the Trams in Edinburgh is never what it seems

This contribution to explaining the unavoidable economics of the Tram project and by that, shedding light on the it, is from John Carson a long standing, well informed and knowledgeable critic of the Project.

The underlying economics of the recent headline announcement by CEC of their 'winning concessionary fares for the Tram' were not made clear by the Council.  

Traffic fumes are dangerous shock...article

on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 23:09

Here's an article spelling out why traffic fumes are dangerous.

As the writer shows, and every scientific study for several decades has shown, these pollutants are killers.

Obviously traffic causes these pollutants, and so we have to do something about traffic- and urgently? Right?

Wrong!

Hear it here---first!

on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 00:00

 

LATEST NEWS:  You always hear it here first

We revealed that behind the typically sunny reports of the recent Transport committee meeting (jan 15th 2013) the facts that were in the report (but strangely absent from any comment by Council Officials) were :

 Pollution UP 14% while traffic levels DOWN 5%!

Transport and Environment committee January 2013

on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 15:51

 

LATEST NEWS:   From the Council Transport and Environment committee meeting coming up in January

The meeting took place on the morning of Tuesday January 15th at the City Chambers on the High Street, starting at  10:00am at the Dean of Guild Court Room in City Chambers on the High Street. A live blogger was supplying the STV local service and this extract caught the eye

 

Another site for tram info

on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 00:09

A good Blog piece on this site which translates much of the Council's Spin Frenzy (in which every incident however tiny is given the full Pomp and Circumstance Orchestral treatment) back into reality.

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