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WE said...they said...this happened

on Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:36

One thing about just keeping on, keeping on , for long enough is that eventually things that begin as predictions eventually become facts.

In respect of the Tram project in Edinburgh since we started our attempt to get the Council to listen,it went from much delayed vanity project to hastily finished reality.

Fail to plan really is plan to fail

What is happening to Edinburgh is very sad.  

What was one of the most liveable of cities is slowly being sacrificed on the altar of an unworkable idea.

 The problem is not the 'temporary' period of the works but the permanent aftermath following construction ---look at the plans (mentioned by others in comments to the article above) and  the problems are obvious.  

release 66 - When the Figures just don't add up

 

 

  • Properly corrected figures show the first ‘post-tram’ traffic diversions have sent pollution towards or even above EU limits

 

 

  1. Is Edinburgh the only council in the UK or even Europe actively trying to increase pollution levels??

 

FIDDLING THE FIGURES?-release 45

(As this news article contains pictures that haven't displayed -please click here to see the PDF version on this site in Resources)

FIDDLING THE FIGURES…..  How to make pollution disappear and keep the tram project on track, without having to lift a finger.

 

TRO mechanism not fit for purpose

Dated: 06-12-2010

TWO DEVELOPMENTS --- ON THE ISSUE OF THE HEALTH EFFECTS CAUSED BY THE TRAFFIC DIVERTED BY THE TRAM

 

  1. A City Councillor on the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment committee says “The main problem…. is the TRO process was not designed to cater for projects… like this one.”

 

A week of farce ends with lawyers banning councillors from voting

Dated: 17-09-2010

IT’S OBVIOUS THE COUNCIL’S LAWYER IS RUNNING EVERYTHING NOW—NOT THE COUNCILLORS.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE –

 

  • The Council solicitor is having more and more influence on the battle by residents to have their case heard fairly.

 

  • At a vital TIE meeting on Tuesday the solicitor has decided not to allow democracy to be done or seen to be done.

 

 

SEPA Urban air quality seminar

Dated 09-09-2010

Headlines from SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) hosted conference of Air Quality Council Officers, Consultants and Transport Planning experts held in Edinburgh.

 

  • More people die each year in the UK because of causes attributable to poor air quality than died in the whole of the Blitz---50,000.

 

The Council's Buried Figures 24-08-2010

Edinburgh Trams--- good for the residents and Council taxpayers OR tourists?

 

 

PRESS RELEASE –

Residents worried about the troubled Edinburgh tram system have found figures buried in a consultants report TO the council that showed that in 2003 the council were told by their own experts that from the start vast numbers of homes across the whole of Edinburgh would be worse off in terms of pollution, noise and traffic congestion BECAUSE of the tram becoming operational.

 

City of Edinburgh Council hear of unforseen pollution effects due to Tram project

PRESS RELEASE –WITH PICTURE POSSIBILITIES

Edinburgh Council to hear today (actual date Tuesday 27th,  July) about unforeseen toxic traffic pollution threats caused by new City Tram scheme posing a threat to families.