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The pavement is too narrow and pedestrians are being pushed onto the road

Reported via mobile in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 12:16, Friday 22 October 2021

Sent to Edinburgh City Council less than a minute later

The pavement outside the old refuse centre has been closed off entirely to accommodate redevelopment works. The pavement on the other side of the road is very narrow and pedestrians are forced onto the road to pass each other especially when there is a buggy or wheelchair. It is a very dangerous area currently. The danger of people walking on the road is recognised by the developers, highlighted with their own signs, yet there is no appropriate pedestrian access. Safety issues have been raised numerous times for pedestrians because of this development for many months. It is opposite a primary school and is a very busy area. Traffic levels are huge because it is being redirected to this area to accommodate tram works on leith walk. This means there are huge numbers of buses, cars and construction vehicles in addition to cars, bikes, cargo bikes and e-scooters. There needs to be much better safety introduced and a better strategic understanding of what is actually going on in terms of traffic and safety from the numerous construction works going on in this area overall.

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  • This problem has not been fixed and is very dangerous particularly at busy times because it is very close to a school. If someone has a pram or wheelchair, pedestrians are forced into the road. The development opposite, which is the reason that the pavement opposite has been closed off, has been very poorly managed from the beginning and numerous safety issues have had to be raised with them. They are worryingly poor at understanding the impact of what they are doing and one wonders how this publicly funded project is being managed.

    Posted anonymously at 07:15, Saturday 20 November 2021
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