Recently, this blog asked folk to suggest places in Leith that really could do with better pedestrian crossing facilities.
Some excellent suggestions were received from people, and having forwarded them on to council officials, we’re pleased to be able to share these very positive responses from council officials.
London Road / Easter Road
It is proposed to put pedestrian phases on all arms of this signalised junction this financial year. A design brief has been sent to the design team to draft early drawings and to provide a programme if it is possible to carry out these works. Further detail will be sent to the Leith NP in the next couple of months.
There have been a number of pedestrian islands and build outs installed in Restalrig Road. The following locations were assessed in 2009:
1. Restalrig Road @ Restalrig Crescent
2. Restalrig Road @ the Post Office
3. Restalrig Road @ Prospect Bank School.
They did not meet the criteria for a controlled crossing.
If there is another particular junction / location on Restalrig Road causing a problem however, a further assessment can be carried out.
Henderson Street at Great Junction Street
This site has been added to the list for a pedestrian crossing assessments to be carried out. The next batch of assessments to be carried out, are likely to be once the schools return in August. An update will be provided to Leith NP.
Ocean Terminal – Ocean Drive.
Again, this site has been added to the list for a pedestrian crossing assessment to be carried out.
Once the final two locations have been assessed we will ensure that the findings and the Greener Leith input are discussed by the Leith NP, hopefully at its meeting of 24 September – all welcome, so perhaps we will see you there.
We’ll let you know if we there are any further updates.