As Edinburgh begins the gradual process of easing of coronavirus lockdown, councillors need to review decisions made back at the start, says Claire Miller.
In many ways – from transport, to housing, to culture – Edinburgh can define a new era, writes Alison Johnstone.
More protection is needed for pedestrians and cyclists as figures show a sharp increase in both since the lockdown has come into force, a Green councillor has said.
Green councillors have welcomed a draft city mobility plan for Edinburgh but said that the real challenge is delivering against the vision.
Edinburgh City Council this week decides whether or not to complete the Edinburgh tram line to Newhaven. Transport spokesperson Cllr Chas Booth explains why Green councillors will support the project.
Scottish Green MSPs say today’s (28 Apr) Pedal on Parliament (PoP) events in Edinburgh and Inverness, expected to be attended by thousands of cyclists and walkers, will show the need for safer streets with lower speed limits, and investment in cycling and walking routes to prevent ill-health.
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, has called for an extension to the public consultation on City of Edinburgh Council’s plans to redesign the Picardy Place junction, with one of the City’s key gateways set to be transformed into a large, car-dominated gyratory.