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The air that we breathe

on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:09

With the public Inquiry into the Edinburgh Tram Project announced it is vital the effects of the project are covered by its remit.

public inquiry now, please? Reasons why people need to make sure they are heard

on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 20:52

If you want to see a public inquiry into the tram project and circumstances that surround it please click the link to connect to an online petition presented by Daniel Donaldson asking for one.

Air pollution scandal in Edinburgh

on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:43

Well over 4 years ago a small group of residents in Edinburgh first went to the Council with some quesions, and concerns, about the tram project.

The questions were about the seriousness of traffic pollution obvious even the,n and the apparent blind spot within the tram project around what would happen in our city when so much road space formerly used by traffic was being taken by the tram.

Traffic levels down but pollution up

on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 21:03

Last year, in January the City of Edinburgh Council's transport and executive committee sat down to the  transport review in which the usual boxes were ticked, and (self) congratulatory pats on (own) backs flagged up by the helpful people in the Transport department at Waverley Court.

What Edinburgh can learn from Somerset, Staffordshire, Rochdale ---- and Abraham Lincoln

In Somerset, Lord (Chris) Smith is  learning a lesson that box ticking bureaucrats learned in Mid Staffs and former prime Minister Gordon Brown learned in Rochdale after talking to 'some bigoted woman'..... as Abraham Lincoln said: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time--but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."

He didn't add, but could have, that the longer you try and fool all of the people all the time, usually the worse the smash up when the fooling has to stop.

Tips for Dog walkers in Edinburgh

on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 11:48

The council's 'stealth policy' of displacement of traffic pollution FROM old main roads, those 'city centre main roads' that used to be the noisy crowded ones, to residential roads that are now the noisy crowded ones has one important aspect affecting ...... Dogs.

come on!! It isn't even an argument anymore

on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:35

Layer by layer the Council's attempt to defend the indenfensible is being stripped away.

Today yet another massive report is all over the print, broadcast and internet media, showing yet again how big an issue traffic created pollution is for towns and cities across the world.

This is a problem that is going to end up creating enormous social changes across the entire world... and it is a problem that has lain at the heart of the issue our small group has had to fight to publicise for years.

What does the proposed M1 Motorway speed limit tell us about Edinburgh?

The BBC and other media have been telling us that the government is proposing to set up a 60mph speed limit for a 32-mile stretch of the M1, in a bid to cut pollution.

This is because reducing the speed from 70mph to 60mph is expected to reduce the adverse effects of the traffic in respect of air quality.

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.

When one makes bad decisions then bad things happen

This article on 21st of June (BBC website) headlined Edinburgh trams expected to run at operating loss,  (something which careful readers will recall being for over 3 years by people behind this site)

This article less than a week later (same website) headlined Edinburgh Trams: Tax Break hopes for project.

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