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City wide health experiment now in full swing

on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:11
Here's the latest press release from Edinburgh Council...the release they haven't released--yet.
 
Edinburgh Council's innovative new health experiment gets under way!
 
Breathe in...breathe out..

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.

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.

Chance to be heard AND a chance to listen?

on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:08

January 14th and 15th early next year.

Two dates to pencil in if you want to have a little look at how things get done in Edinburgh.

A Public Hearing (so all are welcome) at which the topic is various effects of the traffic displacement now being caused by the abject transport planning across a decade or more.

The Large Hadron Collider v the Edinburgh Tram project

There was an article on the Daily record online very recently by Scott Douglas,  that touched on the role of the Large Hadron Collider in confirming the existence of the 'God Particle', the Higgs Boson, that gained Edinburgh's Professor Higgs a well merited Nobel Prize.

It's an interesting read, and after name checking Professor Higgs Mr Douglas went on to  compare the cost of the Large Hadron Collider  to the Edinburgh Tram project..

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