Residents of the Shore area have set-up a Flickr photo sharing group to highlight the new traffic traffic restrictions on the Shore.
After public realm improvements to the area were completed earlier this year, all traffic except bikes and buses were banned from travelling north on the street. Despite clear signage indicating this, and a promise by the authorities to tackle the problem, locals have become increasingly frustrated that many drivers appear to be choosing to ignore the new rules.
The photo group has only been going for a few days but it has already garnered 8 members and nearly sixty different photos and videos.
Amongst the photos locals have captured is this one above, which shows a council cleansing vehicle.
You can see a slideshow here:
Although the police and the local authority have made public pledges to enforce the northward travel ban on the street, whatever action has been taken to date has clearly not had much of a deterrent effect on these drivers.
According to the person who set up the group:
“These [the traffic ban and public realm improvements to the Shore] cost over £50,000 of YOUR taxpayers money, have been in place for months, have yet to be enforced & are widely ignored by drivers who don’t believe that the law applies to them.
Greener Leith would add that although it is entirely legal to take pictures of people in a public space – given that anyone driving a car northwards on the Shore is potentially breaking the law, then you may wish to consider your personal safety if you’re taking a photo of them.
It might be prudent to bear in mind that some people may not be entirely happy if they realise the reason why they are being photographed.