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The glorious Council in our dear city has decided to embark on another scheme designed to ’improve’ things. As of 2017 they propose that there will be a blanket 20 mph speed limit throughout the city except for a few arterial routes, which will stay as they are. . While we do have currently a number of ’20 zones’ in residential areas this new ban will include all city centre streets and every road not classed as ‘arterial’. So, as you swop from one main road to another the limit will change from possibly 40 to 20. As some have already commented here, will this mean the lycra clad cyclists get done for speeding as many of them exceed 20 mph regularly, usually on the pavement.

 

Of course how this is all to be enforced is still a mystery but no doubt cameras etc will spring up like dandelions on your lawn. All essential to give a regular income to the Council to waste on other madcap schemes. Mind you the councillors have just been told that they are to be ‘forced’ to accept a pay rise above inflation, so maybe this is to pay for it.

 

Anyway if you do decide to visit after 2017 and take a vehicle into town, be aware, it may cost you even more than the current £3 per hour parking charges. Actually you can do what many Edinburgh citizens do these days....take a trip to Glasgow and shop there.

 

Mind you if by then we are independent as a country, we will be using horses and carts anyway, so maybe 20 mph will be more than enough.

 

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nowtelse2do - 2014-01-14 8:38 PM

 

Downhill. :->

 

Dave

 

I have been known to do it up hill to :D

 

 

 

As long I have a run up ;-).......

 

 

Speed with a 1990 camper requires forward thinking :D............especially when towing a trailer ;-)................unless going uphill :D...................then a camera is all you need.......... to snap the view as you pass slowly by (lol) (lol)

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Dave225 - 2014-01-14 7:21 PM

 

The glorious Council in our dear city has decided to embark on another scheme designed to ’improve’ things. As of 2017 they propose that there will be a blanket 20 mph speed limit throughout the city except for a few arterial routes, which will stay as they are. . While we do have currently a number of ’20 zones’ in residential areas this new ban will include all city centre streets and every road not classed as ‘arterial’. So, as you swop from one main road to another the limit will change from possibly 40 to 20. As some have already commented here, will this mean the lycra clad cyclists get done for speeding as many of them exceed 20 mph regularly, usually on the pavement.

 

Of course how this is all to be enforced is still a mystery but no doubt cameras etc will spring up like dandelions on your lawn. All essential to give a regular income to the Council to waste on other madcap schemes. Mind you the councillors have just been told that they are to be ‘forced’ to accept a pay rise above inflation, so maybe this is to pay for it.

 

Anyway if you do decide to visit after 2017 and take a vehicle into town, be aware, it may cost you even more than the current £3 per hour parking charges. Actually you can do what many Edinburgh citizens do these days....take a trip to Glasgow and shop there.

 

Mind you if by then we are independent as a country, we will be using horses and carts anyway, so maybe 20 mph will be more than enough.

 

Sadly it is not just in bonny Scotland Dave

 

It is a nationwide slow suicide pact by those numpties in charge of Local Councils.

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/jackie-bird-cops-no-shoppers-1925973

 

Tho Eric Pickles seems to be getting the idea:-

 

http://mobile.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=1323785&r=26307931&hm=70089&mid=70089

 

And as I say - it is pretty much UK wide.

 

http://www.retail-week.com/analysis-is-better-parking-the-answer-for-high-street-retailers/5054198.article

 

Then you get research that states the High St. in towns is under yet more threats.

 

As well as outlining the issues - this report covers the fact that Nick Boles - our esteemed Planning Minister has the idea that High Street shops should be turned into housing in areas where the High Street Shopping has become non-viable.

 

Which makes you wonder what planet he is on - it really does - this idiot is the head honcho of "PLANNING"! - and yet fails to see that town planning requires more than just houses - that route leads to ghettos.

 

A vibrant town centre that people want to shop in is a successful economic unit.

 

One wonders how Boles and Pickles get on when they find themselves in the same room?

 

:-S

 

 

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I would agree, however our illustrious Council want to be the only city in Europe to have a blanket 20 mph limit. They have also decided to build a £10 million cycle path right through the Centre so although they keep bleating on about having a 'cafe society' where people enjoy a cappucino outside, they are more than likely to be bulldozed by some lycra wearing maniac. The Police have been watching, and charging the offenders but there are so many that they will never keep up. I enjoy m bike when I am in sunny Spain but I would never think of whizzing around buses in the city. The LibDems also have the mad proposal that in the event of an 'incident' between bike and car, the car driver will automatically be blamed. No wonder the were obliterated at the last election.

 

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