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Release 45 - FIDDLING THE FIGURES?

A very simple, straightforward photograph illuminates the crazy state of denial inhabited by the council in so many areas of pollution and traffic increases in residential areas-- especially where the blame leads back to the door of theirb favoured tram project.

FIDDLING THE FIGURES?-release 45

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FIDDLING THE FIGURES…..  How to make pollution disappear and keep the tram project on track, without having to lift a finger.

 

release 40-- Ten streets named by CEC that their own figures show will have traffic increases

By using CEC and TIE's own data and interpreting it, in ways the Council have not themselves published, it is possible to identify streets where more traffic will follow as the Tram project is pushed through and for years to come.

release 40--Ten streets from hundreds on a list the Council won't publish

Dated 04-03-2011

 

  • The pollution hit list the council haven’t published

 

  • The Council’sown maps and figures  can be used to show tie and CEC which streets will get hit next -- if they don’t come to their senses and change the plan.

 

  • see the list below

 

DEFRA to Edinburgh Council--you are wrong; the residents are right!--release 34

Dated 04-01-2011

The Govt department DEFRA are providing new instructions for all councils in the UK measuring air quality following work by an Edinburgh resident.

 

Dr Ashley Lloyd, and Edinburgh resident, has maintained that the City of Edinburgh council figures for traffic created air pollution have been routinely and consistently under-estimated because of an error in applying a mathematical formula ‘correction factor’.

34- DEFRA advice shows residents right- Council wrong

After rubbishing the resident's group for pointing out errors in Council air quality measurements -- the Council have been told by DEFRA, the residents ARE right and Copuncil staff have been wrong. January 4th 2011

release 27-TRO not fit for Tram purpose-councillor

SNP Councillor says that TROs (Traffic Regulation Orders), as not meant to be used to divert main arterial roads through residential streets--press release 06-12-2010

TRO mechanism not fit for purpose

Dated: 06-12-2010

TWO DEVELOPMENTS --- ON THE ISSUE OF THE HEALTH EFFECTS CAUSED BY THE TRAFFIC DIVERTED BY THE TRAM

 

  1. A City Councillor on the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment committee says “The main problem…. is the TRO process was not designed to cater for projects… like this one.”

 

Councils can't understand legal advice threatening personal liability so adjourn vote for training

Councillors firghtened at possible personal legal action adjourn the vote for 2 months ---so they can receive legal training in order to be able to UNDERSTAND the complex advice from TIE and CEC Lawyers!

Legal Action possibilities against councillors force them to adjourn the vote

Dated: 21-09-2011

Transport Committee TRO votes shambles---- vital votes put off until November because Legal advice has councillors too worried to vote.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE –

 

  • Residents were left stunned as vital transport Tram meeting ends in shambles

 

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