A council source has sent us the finalised report that will be considered by the Transport and Environment Committee on March the 19th.
The report differs from what was shown to community groups just last week, as it turns out that it now also includes indicative designs for the northern half of Leith Walk too, alongside the detailed plans for Constitution Street. Virtually every major junction and significant change on Leith Walk is marked as “under review.”
The report also lays out a time-scale and mechanism for approving the final designs for Leith Walk. It suggests that the final designs for Leith Walk should “be approved through an oversight group of Convenor, Vice Convenor and local Councillors and implemented from September 2013.”
After the March 19th committee meeting it would seem that there will little to encourage any further transparency in the design process or opportunity for public comment unless friendly council sources continue to leak further plans to us as they are produced.
Let us know what you think of the designs, and if you would like to see a safer Leith Walk for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, or a chance to comment on the final design process before councillors approve them, then now may be a good time to email your local councillors to tell them, once again.
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