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This is a list of useful documents and other resources. Click on the release date column to organise chronologically or Resource name column for alphabetical listing. This is separate from the trams galleries

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release 94- Who said what to who?-- 20-02-2012 (Read more) Download file 20 Feb 2012
  • Once the change in policy became evident, by February 2011. when the non release was confirmed, the residents immediately began asking on what basis this change had occurred but were given no answer---until a few days ago.
  •  The answer as to how and why this decision was taken raises...
Workshops report to TI&E committee no residents input (Read more) Download file 21 Feb 2012

This report was built on a set of draft proposals handed in by residents at a meeting arranged by Council executive Andy Conway and then unattended by any council officials--however it was written in secrecy and no input, opinion or contribution was sought by those residents on the workshops...

release 95- Southern Arc ; of confusion - (Read more) Download file 02 Mar 2012
  • A recent report from the Council triggered by health statistic anomalies has raised concerns about traffic created pollution and its effects - This new found concern has been expressed in recent media articles as being of sufficient scale to demand consideration of extensive traffic...
release 96- Lies, Damn Lies and NO statistics-09-03-2012 (Read more) Download file 09 Mar 2012
  • A development funded in the main by a Russian businessman holds out the opportunity of converting the Square from a streetscape that is frankly a bit of a mess, into a location that will justify it’s worldwide reputation--- home to a world class hotel and office development and with the...
release 97 - When is a commitment to openness NOT a commitment to openness?- march 26-03-2012 (Read more) Download file 26 Mar 2012

When is a commitment to openness not a commitment to openness?    When it needs to be worked out later? 

Institute of occupational medicine assessment of traffic created pollution compared to other risks (Read more) Download file 30 Mar 2012

This is a slide from the Institute of Occupational medicine, comparing benefits from tackling traffic created pollution against the benefits from tackling passive smoking and Road Traffic Accidents

KIngs College London report showing not only exhaust gases produce particulate matter (Read more) Download file 30 Mar 2012

Studies show that other particles arise from traffic and create particulate matter pollution. These are from brakes, clutchplate surfaces, tbrasion, and moving parts in the engine---all made worse by stop-start- comngested traffic

DISAPPEARING PRINCES STREET (Read more) Download file 03 Apr 2012

Two maps that highlight the 'now you see it--and now you don't' reality of Princes Street the City's main East-West arterial road from the 18th century until now.

Comparing Air Quality in Queen Street and Randolph Crescent (Read more) Download file 03 Apr 2012

The graph charts the match between the readings from the CEC measuring in Queen street and Residents own measuring in Randolph Place--except for one significant difference.

A slide showing the canyon effect (Read more) Download file 03 Apr 2012

This slide shows the diffrences between Princes Street and Great Stuart Street.  One a wide thoroughfare open along one side along Princes Street Gardens, that allows pollution to escape down the slope and disipate and where people typical visit less that 1X3, 3 hours a week or 150 a year...and...