The City of Edinburgh Council has launched an online consultation to find out what it can do to improve its response to bad winter weather. After last years ‘unprecedented’ cold snap, many people will undoubtedly welcome this – and have a view on the subject.
Greener Leith has already proposed, as part of this process, for more attention to be paid to key traffic free routes in the winter. For example, The Water of Leith path became almost impassable on foot, or by bike, for a number of weeks this winter. If the council is serious about promoting active travel, these paths need to be given greater priority. This is based on feedback we gained during our We Love Leith project, that highlighted that the maintenance of these paths needed to be improved if more people were to use them.
Now there’s an on-line survey where you can tell the council direct exactly how you think they can improve their winter weather response.
You can find it here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/674/consultations/1327/winter_weather-working_together