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144 Change we can, change we must

Review of the connections between Council cover-ups? or unanswered questions across a decade.

Edinburgh Tram Council Officers Report into options 23-06-2011

The report first produced by Council Officers and departments to provide advice to Councillors following the  acknowledgement of the final collapse of the original project to build the whole of Phase one.

This was supposed to be the impartial assesment of options by officers, with three possibilities considered: Full abandonment, Pushing on to St Andrews square, Pausing at haymarket.

Resident's response to City Centre Vision plan from the Council

Residents in one of the first neighbourhoods to really feel the effects of the Tram project on traffic levels have sent around a document in their own neighbourhood which may be of help to other areas starting to realise the  increased traffic they are seeing is perhaps not going to be either as temporary or

City Centre Vision residents response

A document produced by residents to detail some responses to the City of Edinburgh Council's City centre Vision plan.

An Awesome Foursome of Tram success??

It's often the case that in Regional media stories about the tram the interesting parts are not in the headline, or intro praragraphs, but are buried a little more deeply within the story.

CEC Annual Transport report 2011-2012 released Jan 2013

The annual Transport Review of Edinburgh Council this one released January 15th and presented to Councillors of the Transport and Environment Committee.

Note the preamble and summary points by officers then compare with the table on page 11 of 25. middle indicator of the three, showing traffic levels down 5%

On page 12 of 25 the table shows a massive increase (the last, 11th or 11 indicators) in NO2  from 24 past the 'baseline' 27 up to 31.

Edinburgh twinning with Detroit??

The cascade of bad decisions now being revealed piecemeal have been inevitable for years, and clear to anyone who has looked at the plans of the tram project and various associated piecemeal traffic management proposals that have flown from it.

Edinburgh to DEFRA ..SOS... is anywhere else seeing pollution 14% up on traffic 5% down??

"the Council has been given advice by the Head of Legal, Risk and 
Compliance that it would no longer be prudent to hear deputations on 
Traffic Regulation Orders and to do otherwise could expose the Council to 

Edinburgh to open letter

Here is an open letter from residents to DEFRA written by Dr Ashley Lloyd, also sent to councillors....