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Shockingly uneven road surface, Comiston Road northbound

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Martin Whittaker at 14:22, Thu 22 August 2013

Sent to Edinburgh City Council 2 minutes later

This stretch of Comiston Road has been in a shocking state for years, with sunken manhole covers, potholes and other lumps and bumps in the road surface. It makes me fear for my car's suspension when I drive over it, and the buses crash and shudder as they go over it. It's actually dangerous to ride my pushbike or motorbike over it since they don't absorb the bumps so well and it's all too easy for the front wheel to be knocked out of line by such an uneven surface.

The recent resurfacing work on Comiston Road stopped about 100 metres short of the stretch that needed it most.

You can see some of the patches which cause the unevenness in Google Maps' satellite view.

Something needs to be done about this before the council finds itself facing claims for vehicle damage or, worse, someone is killed or injured in an accident caused by the poor road surface. Given that it's on a stretch of road which is (currently) subject to a 40mph speed limit, and there's a pelican crossing just beyond (not to mention the parking for the shops, and the right turn for Braid Road), it's entirely conceivable that someone finding themselves needing to brake a little sharply will lose control as their wheels bounce across the furrows.

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