Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Yesterday, I also took part in a site visit I had organised with Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, to the Pentland and Ancrum Drive areas.
Two representatives from Sustrans, along with a good-sized group of local residents, representatives from Community Spirit Action Group and myself met up to look at possible ways of tackling some of the issues in Ancrum Drive and Pentland - road safety, parking, traffic calming, etc.
Sustrans in Scotland has done some really good work as pilot projects on this type of issue in both Kirkcaldy and Elgin, so their input and advice is really helpful in terms of tackling residents' concerns about parking and traffic/safety issues in Ancrum Drive and the Pentland area. I'm most grateful to the Sustrans representatives for attending yesterday and to the many residents who came along and gave their views.