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Border Railway v Edinburgh Tram

on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:07

This article is about the Borders Railway but the light it shines on the Tram project is helpful in isolating the key argument we have with our city 'railway' project.

In the comments one person, Pedro de Orgiva,  made a very good point (at least it seemed okay to me) in the context of criticism that it may cost more than expected to build 

Aarhus decision received

The UNECE Aarhus Convention people have produced their final 'Findings and Recommendations' document in respect of the communication brought to them by the two Edinburgh residents.
 
A first draft version, was distributed to all the parties involved to g

Knit wits target tram

on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 19:41

The 'Yarn bombers' have struck the Edeinburgh Tram.

Wooly minded 'Knit wits' sent a crocheted message to Edinburgh Tram bosses by hanging a knitted protest banner on tramworks in the City.

The message, reported here by local news agency Deadline News, spells out what many in the City still feel about the project despite the current attempts by the administration to put it all behind them and move on.

 

Aarhus provisional decision

The case taken to the United Nation's Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee in Geneva by two Edinburgh residents over the lack of true openess and consultation in the dealings of Edinmburgh Council, particularly over the Tram Project planning and effects, is nearing a final conclusion.

Edinburgh Council's Credibility Gap Video

This 2 minute video report (click here to see it) speaks for itself...  Edinburgh Council fought for years to say that the traffic in this street flows down the kerbside.

It doesn't though!

They have continued for another two years to pretend it flows 'down the edge of the parked cars'.

It doesn't though!

BBC podcast on traffic pollution

Traffic pollution kills and makes people ill, in this File on Four programme,  they state it is 2nd only to smoking in terms of health impacts.

This podcast asks " So why are most UK areas in breach of legal limits? And do ministers have any clear plan to reduce the huge annual total of resulting deaths? 

Legal oversight is a time bomb in Charlotte Square development

Do details matter?

In the rush to consider the Charlotte Square development the Council have omitted to produce a proper traffic and environmental study for the scheme which means the paperwork the Councillors of the Transport, INfrastructure and Environmental Committee will have before them isn't fit for purpose.

A comparison between our project and Reims

Around the same time as we began our own ill fated light rail project in Edinburgh one was also beginning in the northern french city of  Reims.

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