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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

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.

Fings ain't what they used to be...

on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 12:15

The two basic problems with the tram project are that it isn't over and won't be over the day the first tram runs.

Instead of a 'full stop-turn the page' moment the inaugural run with paying passengers will merely be a comma in the rolling disaster the project has always been -- and will continue to be.

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.

Pollution a problem,? Try telling that to the Scientific Services depart

on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 22:58

Another day and another article prompted by the City of Edinburgh Council, the Council quotes spin around the possibility of Low Emission Zones, not a new idea and not a bad idea...but no excuse us if we don't seem overjoyed to hear it.

Compare and contrast..Council spin with council facts

on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 21:32

This piece on the welcome page (page since updated) links into some recent articles in the local media provided by the Council's ever obliging PR machine---and contrasts them with facts .. all obtained from the Council's own reports or through freedom of Information requests.

Yet, funnily enough, never---ever--mentioned in any Council Pr releases

 Wonder why that is?

WHAT IMPROVEMENTS WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE?

on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:37

 

What Improvements would you want to see?.

 

On this website we have  avoided publishing anything like a manifesto or list of things we’d like to see, not because the residents have no ideas, but in order to avoid the council trying to turn any debate into one about ‘our ideas’ – rather than the still unacknowledged and many defects in ‘their ideas’.

 

Free tram rides idea

on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:05

The Scotsman reports 'calls from the business community' for free tram rides when the system opens.

This will 'boost business' and give some payback to businesses that have struggled through the construction phase.

We believe, like the 'Free Parking' near Christmas that the 'offer' actually highlights the problem rather than alleviating it.

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