Here you will find links to pertinent documents relating to safe routes – particularly to schools, to and from the Blackford area.
- A preliminary proposed map of routes from the Blackford area through the Astley Ainslie site to James Gillespie’s primary school, high school, St. Peter’s school and the new school soon to be built in Canaan lane in Morningside.
Safe routes through Astley Ainslie
- A response to the existing 20mph “Pedestrian and Cycle Zone” outside St.Peter’s from a parent.
Comments on the Pedestrian Zone
- Living streets advisory report on banning traffic from school areas
Living streets recommendations
- Genuine evidence about how emissions are lower with a 20mph speed limit
The impact of 20mph limits on carbon emissions and air quality
- Why it is such a great idea to be Filtering through-traffic from residential streets
- Drawings of the proposed new Primary School at Canaan Lane, with proposed catchment changes and build/transition schedule (from CEC page)
- The City of Edinburgh Council Local Development Plan Map, showing “safeguarded” walk/cycle routes. Zoom-in to the Astley Ainsley site, the blue lines with dots, marked T7 show the hypothetical routes. A snapshot image of the LDP map
- The Clean Air Parents’ Network – network & resources for improving air quality around schools
- “Liveable neighbourhood” proposals for Marchmont, Grange & Blackford (interactive map) with Whitehouse Loan as a quiet active-travel route. Links to original drawings (Marchmont, Grange and Blackford) Example of a modal-filter. Typical through-traffic & rat-running patterns.
- Death on the Streets – essential reading on understanding road danger reduction versus traditional “road safety”
- Scottish Transport Statistics 2019