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Corstorphine LTN: News Articles

Edinburgh's Corstorphine low traffic neighbourhood: Residents say it is achieving the opposite of its aims 

Members of Accessible Corstorphine for Everyone (ACE) told councillors the measures should only be reinstated if they were backed by a “clear majority” in a “binding consultation”.

 

They also condemned vandals who destroyed a bus gate camera set up as part of the trial scheme and spray-painted ‘NO LTN’ on a wall beside it last month, which police are continuing to investigate.

In a deputation to the transport and environment committee they said that traffic restrictions introduced to stop motorists rat-running through residential streets were an “affront to democracy” and had resulted in “unprecedented congestion” including outside the local primary school.

Read the article here: Edinburgh's Corstorphine low traffic neighbourhood: Residents say it is achieving the opposite of its aims (scotsman.com)

Corstorphine LTN – hundreds attend public meeting

More than four hundred people congregated in St Margaret’s Park on Tuesday evening to hear views from several speakers all opposed in some way to the trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) which The City of Edinburgh Council has introduced.

Local MSP Alex Cole Hamilton said that it was shameful that Cllr Scott Arthur was not at the meeting. He said: “He should be here to hear what you think.”

Read the article here: Corstorphine LTN – hundreds attend public meeting | The Edinburgh Reporter

Corstorphine low traffic neighbourhood simply transfers traffic into previously quiet roads, claim residents

A controversial Edinburgh traffic scheme is simply transferring cars onto previously quieter residential roads, critics complain.

Residents in Corstorphine claim the low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) measures in the area have done nothing to reduce overall traffic volumes or encourage people to cycle rather than use their cars. Instead, they say, the scheme has forced motorists to use a less safe junction to join the main road.

Read the article here: Corstorphine low traffic neighbourhood simply transfers traffic into previously quiet roads, claim residents (scotsman.com)

Edinburgh parents warn new 'safety measures' will make roads a danger for children

The authority's pilot Low Traffic Neighborhood Scheme or LTN in Corstorphine aims to create a "safer and more comfortable street environment for residents to walk, cycle, wheel, and spend time in." Measures proposed include banning through traffic from certain streets.

But a group of residents including cyclists and motorists have banded together to oppose the plans. They claim to have been ignored by officials and fear the plans will push cars onto neighbouring streets and make them more dangerous.

Read the article here: Edinburgh parents warn new 'safety measures' will make roads a danger for children - Edinburgh Live

Edinburgh "Low Traffic Neighbourhood" Scheme Results in Higher than Average Traffic

More than half of the sites impacted by the controversial 'Corstorphine Connections' have experienced an increase in vehicle numbers.

Edinburgh City Council published a first round of traffic counts, suggesting the weekday average number of vehicles using the routes had actually increased in 9 out of 15 of the sites, including Station Road, Broomhall Crescent, Broomhouse Drive, Dovecot Road, Ladywell Road, Featherhall Avenue, Manse Street and Saughton Road North.

Read the article here: Edinburgh "Low Traffic Neighbourhood" Scheme Results in Higher than Average Traffic | News - Forth 1 (planetradio.co.uk)

Controversial Edinburgh bus gate rakes in £100,000 of fines over just two months

Figures released by Edinburgh Council revealed in the first full month it was active, 2298 fines were dished out - equalling a sum of £50,730.

A spokesperson for Stop the Corstorphine LTN said: "Around 4600 penalty notices were issued in two months since the Manse Road Bus Gate went live with fines totalling over £99,000. This corresponds to one penalty notice every three minutes during the times the Bus Gate is active.

"The high volume of notices is a clear indication that the signage on Manse road is very confusing for drivers. Traffic signage should be clear, unambiguous and timely. The signage on Manse Road and its approaches is unclear, ambiguous and untimely.

"The undemocratic and unwanted LTN scheme has been forced upon the Corstorphine community. We continue to hear from people who are struggling to get to work and medical appointments. We hope the Council will respect the views of residents and halt the scheme."

Read the article here: Controversial Edinburgh bus gate rakes in £100,000 of fines over just two months - Daily Record

Edinburgh Corstorphine Connections: Campaigners hit back at claim 'silent majority' backs low traffic scheme

Campaigners have hit back at claims by Edinburgh transport convener Scott Arthur that a "silent majority" of residents backs the controversial Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Corstorphine.

Accessible Corstorphine for Everyone (ACE) group said the survey had involved stopping people in the street and was restricted to pedestrians whose postcode fell within the LTN zone or those visiting a business or shop. 

They said that approach excluded housebound residents, business owners, staff and trades people, as well as those living in streets affected by the restrictions who were not within the LTN boundaries and those visiting the area for work or education, visiting friends or relatives or attending a medical appointment.

Read the article here: Edinburgh Corstorphine Connections: Campaigners hit back at claim 'silent majority' backs low traffic scheme (scotsman.com)

Edinburgh residents rage over new project that has left 'eyesore' road markings

Fuming Edinburgh residents have hit out at a new project that has left a baffling huge lilac and white road at the end of their street.

Locals are concerned the Corstorphine Connections project will cause more problems than solutions as the area is set to be used as a mini playground for children. Cars will be banned from the zone, with plants and benches due to be installed in the coming weeks.

Read the article here: Edinburgh residents rage over new project that has left 'eyesore' road markings - Daily Record

Controversial bus gate rakes in £100k worth of fines in first two months

Thousands of locals have been fined in the first few months of a new trial bus gate in Corstorphine.

Corstorphine residents say they feel “like prisoners in their own homes” due to a controversial trial bus gate which has cashed in £100,000 worth of fines in two months.

Corstorphine councillor Euan Davidson said he fears the latest figures indicate the current scheme is not working.

Read the article here: Corstorphine bus gate cashes in £100,000 worth of fines in first two months | STV News

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