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 […]

Scottish government accused of “secret talks” to bring back Edinburgh Congestion Charge

Scotland’s SNP/Green administration and Edinburgh city council are said to be plotting to revive the idea of a congestion charge in the country’s capital, nearly 20 years after residents rejected the plan. The Scottish Daily Express reports the City’s transport convener Scott Arthur has revealed that officials are “working with the Scottish Government on pay-as-you-drive”, adding “that’s […]

Edinburgh councillor hails new pavement parking ban

The head of transport in Edinburgh has hailed the city’s new rules banning parking on pavements as “leading the way” on enforcing the Scotland-wide prohibition. Scottish regulations giving councils the power to enforce the new rules came into effect on 11 December, aimed at addressing “the inconvenience inconsiderate parking causes to all road users, in […]

Edinburgh Council to consult on tram extension

A public consultation is expected to be carried out to inform the Strategic Business Case for a tram route from Granton to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter and beyond. On Thursday (1 February), the city’s Transport and Environment Committee will hear about a recommended north – south tram line, which would extend the existing network between the Airport […]

Scottish Government urged to halt LEZ introduction

There are calls for the Scottish Government to “pause and review” plans to introduce low emission zones in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, as official figures show air quality levels are within legal limits in all three cities. The Scottish Mail on Sunday quotes Scotland’s transport spokesman Graham Simpson as saying: “The Scottish Government’s own data […]

Edinburgh sets date for pavement parking ban

Edinburgh Council has announced that enforcement against parking on pavements, parking at dropped kerbs and double parking will begin in the city on Monday, 29 January. Scottish regulations giving councils the power to enforce the new rules came into effect on 11 December, aimed at addressing “the inconvenience inconsiderate parking causes to all road users, […]

Edinburgh tram inquiry criticises litany of failures

The inquiry into the building of Edinburgh’s tram network has blamed a “litany of avoidable failures” for the cost overrun and delays in completion. The inquiry was tasked with finding out why the city’s tram project was £400m over budget and five years late. Chair Lord Hardie concluded failings by the City of Edinburgh Council […]

Scottish LEZ projects “already cost £36m”

Preparation work for Low Emission Zones in four cities in Scotland has cost £36 million before any of them are up and running. The Scottish Daily Express reports the schemes being set up in Glasgow (pictured), Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee have run up costs for grants given to councils to help them run their schemes […]

Edinburgh parking pricing criticised as fines can be cheaper than charges

Edinburgh’s transport convener is warning that Scottish Government rules means it is cheaper for motorists to accept a fine than pay the parking fee in some parts of the city. The Edinburgh Evening News says Scott Arthur has accused the government of a “massive slap in the face” to law-abiding motorists after it refused his […]

Edinburgh to begin charging for EV charge points

Costs for using electric vehicle chargers owned and provided by the City of Edinburgh Council will be introduced on Sunday 1 May. Charges, which will be displayed at existing charging points, were agreed as part of the budget-setting process earlier this year. The Council says any revenue generated will be used to fund the ongoing […]


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