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Car parking ban reportedly set for city neighbourhoods

NEIGHBOURHOODS such as Morningside and Gorgie are reportedly set to have car parking temporarily suspended, to allow for more walking and cycling space during the current ‘physical distancing’ requirements in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.

Reports both the website, EdinburghLive (here), and broadcaster, STV (here), the areas expected to be affected are roads in and around Corstorphine, Easter Road, Great Junction Street, Gorgie, Dalry, Newington / Southside, Morningside, Portobello, South Queensferry, Stockbridge and Tollcross.

The proposals were flagged up in a June 11 ‘Spaces for People’ set of recommendations, here, on The City of Edinburgh Council website.

Says point 4.14: “Taking into consideration business requirements for loading, plans for footway widening and cycle segregation in local town centres will be shared [the] week commencing 15 June 2020.”

Point 4.16 adds: “The scale and complexity of the following interventions are such that engagement, design and notification on the following phases is expected to be complete by 31 July 2020.”

And point 4.22 adds: “Once interventions are prioritised for delivery, the next stage of the process is to notify local ward councillors, group transport spokespeople, emergency services and other key stakeholders.”

But not everyone is happy with the proposals, as reported, here, by the Edinburgh Evening News newspaper.

Pictured: Morningside Road

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