Marlborough Street - Fire Engine Demonstration & Pedestrian Hazards





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Published on May 26, 2011

On 11 April 2011, the East Neighbourhood Team organised a demonstration with Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service and local resident to show the current difficulties caused by traffic and parking in the Portobello, Edinburgh area.

This video was first shown on 25 May 2011 at a Public Event for local people to discuss the problems and possible suggestions with Council Officers.

Why was this event held?

This event was held because residents of Portobello have been telling us of problems they see daily with traffic and parking and ask that these be looked at. Some examples are vehicles being parked on pavements, access problems for emergency vehicles and heavy vehicles becoming stuck on corners or unable to pass.

What has been done so far?

We have surveyed the area and also tested access for emergency vehicles. We have looked at a range of options in outline and have prepared drawings to allow you to highlight areas of concern and see what some suggestions would look like, for example, one way streets or new parking spaces.

Are there detailed plans to make changes to parking?

Not at this stage. We want to get a picture of what the biggest issues for residents may be and the impacts you see of any possible changes.

What do we want from you?

We would like you to tell us if you think there are issues or problems. If you think there are how do you think these are best resolved? Equally, if you think there is no need to do anything please tell us. We are keen to hear all viewpoints to see if action is required and what the priorities should be.

What happens next?

We will collate all the information from this event and present it to the Portobello and Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership for discussion. If action is thought to be necessary we would prepare detailed proposals for further consultation with affected residents and the wider community.

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