Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Another fine mess you've got into!

View Larger MapAnd from the global to the local. There a huge piece of road infrastructure happening in my ward. The roundabout at Kings Road is being changed to traffic lights. its a good move and will improve traffic flow and safety. but then I would say that as it was an Edinburgh Labour plan with funding Edinburgh Labour obtained that's now being put in place,

Trouble is, once again, the SNP/libdems have managed to make a good story into a bad plan. Their recent announcement that the project plans have had to change drastically are just yet another chapter in this sorry saga. The project is now late and will not be finished before Christmas. It was supposed to be finished at the end of October. It has meant more than a dozen roads being closed and many angry locals being given conflicting and unhelpful information. Its also meant teh closure of Portobello high street which inspire the classic bit of SNP/Libdem spin that "shoppers could enjoy the calmer atmosphere of no cars!"

Sure, I/m all for car free zones but shoppers can't get near the place in the first instance thanks to the roads being blocked to everything including buses and, having cut 4 bus routes in the area, there's few enough of them as it is!

We need good safe roads. But we also need our money spent well and we need projects to run to time and budget. Sadly, the SNP/Libdems struggle to make sense of such simple ideas and so any good ideas are lost to their botched implementation

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