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PlanningPostNovember 30, 2018, 16:03
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1. New crossings on Grange Road

The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) is installing three new crossings on Grange Road. It has now issued the Traffic Orders that are necessary to implement the changes to the parking bays and shared use pavements associated with the new crossings. The Orders are available for review and comment until 31st December 2018.

2. Background

As part of CEC’s programme to improve pedestrian and cycle links across the city, the Council is delivering a package of improvements to the Quiet Route network for walking and cycling across the city. This includes Quiet Route 6, which is the signed cycle route from George Square to the King’s Buildings along Middle Meadow Walk, Argyle Place, Hatton Place, Lauder Road, Fountainhall Road and Mayfield Road. CEC notes that “the crossing of Grange Road is a key barrier which prevents the route meeting the required standard”. Upgrading this route will make it safer and more comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists crossing Grange Road for everyday local journeys and reaching key destinations.

3. Roadway designs

The designs can be viewed by clicking on the links below (drawings show the existing layout on the left; new layout on the right). CEC is introducing three new crossings on Grange Road (Beaufort Road) at:
Tantallon Place (toucan signalled crossing for cycles and pedestrians);
Lauder Road (toucan signalled crossing for cycles and pedestrians);
Lovers’ Loan (unsignalled zebra crossing for pedestrians).

All three crossings will incorporate a raised table (‘cushion’) to provide a level crossing from the pavement and to calm traffic. The existing pelican crossing just west of Tantallon Place will be removed.

In addition, improvements will be made to the surface and crossing points for Lovers’ Loan at:
Hatton Place
Dick Place
Grange Loan

4. Traffic orders

To implement the new designs, the necessary legal procedures are required to make changes to the Traffic Regulation Orders for changes associated with parking and loading; as well as Redetermination Orders which are required to allow pavements at the crossings to be shared use for pedestrians and cyclists. The Orders were available for review and comment until 31st December 2018.

5. CEC Consultation

CEC undertook a consultation on the proposals with a joint external workshop and public exhibition at Newington Library on 20 July 2016 and posted information on its consultation hub from 12 September to 14 October 2016 and leaflets were distributed to 314 households in September 2016. In December 2016, CEC produced a 70 page report on the consultation, including verbatim comments from all contributors. CEC concluded that “..the majority of consultees were generally supportive or strongly supportive of the proposals.” As a result of the consultation, the original proposals for an unsignalled (zebra) crossing at the Lauder Road / Grange Road junction were changed to a signalled (toucan) crossing.

6. Grange residents’ discussion

This forum is available for Grange residents to share their opinions and comments on all matters relating to the area. If you do not yet have a login, you can register by clicking “Login or Register”. Please login and let us know your views on this and other developments in the area.

PlanningPostFebruary 23, 2019, 11:16
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Minor revisions to plans for Grange Road crossings

The Council's consultants have advised that, as a result of objections received to the Redetermination Order, which is required to allow pavements at the crossings to be shared use for pedestrians and cyclists, the proposals have been altered and are now being re-advertised. The objections related to the proposed extents of shared use footway which have now been revised and reduced.

The new proposed Redetermination Order can be viewed as RSO/18/17A (Revised Feb-2019). The most helpful document is "18_17A_Plans Labelled" which you can compare against the original "18_17 Plans Labelled" to spot the minor changes to the arrangements at the junctions with Lauder Road and Tantallon Place.

The revised documents are also available from the Council’s website where you can comment on the proposals until 22nd March 2019.

Background information on the route and designs is also available on the Council's walking and cycling pages.

PlanningPostAugust 16, 2019, 08:46
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Sustrans survey

Many residents in the Grange will have received this survey from Sustrans. It makes no mention of the plans to create the three new crossings on Grange Road and some members expressed concern that Question 9 of the survey indicated that the design and feasibility were being reconsidered from scratch. The same questions had been asked in 2016 during the Council's consultation on options for the new crossings (see Section 5 of the first post in this thread).

However, the Council's agent responsible for the Grange Road crossings responded helpfully to our query, noting:

"Thank you for your email and highlighting the potential confusion with recent Sustrans surveys in the area.

The Grange Road and Quiet Route 6 crossing improvements project remains on target for construction with a current estimate of works commencing by December 2019 and complete by March 2020. There will be advance notifications issued to local stakeholders and residents when a Contractor has been appointed and the construction programme agreed.

I understand Sustrans recently undertook a local survey to ask users experience of the roads currently and will then be followed up with a survey after construction to see how user behaviour and user levels have changed. Whilst this is related to the overall project, it is not related to the construction phase as such. We will pass on your feedback to Sustrans regarding confusion on messaging and hopefully ensure this is clearer in future projects."

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