Council to put in barriers at top of steps after sat nav errors

Edinburgh Council is to install temporary barriers at the top of a set of steps after sat-nav errors have sent a spate of drivers down them.

Sky News reports motorists have followed navigation devices down Greenside Lane, northeast of Edinburgh Waverley station, despite the slope (pictured) being replaced by steps last year.

City of Edinburgh Council said Google Maps has since updated its directions, while a request for a correction has been made to Apple Maps.

While this update is awaited, temporary barriers will be installed this week.

Councillor Scott Arthur, transport and environment convener, told the TV channel: “The footpath in this area is incredibly busy, so these incidents are really concerning.

“While we would expect drivers to use common sense in a situation like this, we are going to install temporary barriers this week to prevent it happening again.”

(Picture – Google Streetview before the steps were put in)


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