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SEStran Restores Cycle Cut

Posted by chdot on November 8, 2007

Earlier this year SEStran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership) faced a budget deficit (CE.i report). In the words of Spokes in the 06 01 07 Spokesworker (PDF 169kb) the amount involved for cycle projects has been “massacred from £610K to a mere £100K in 07/08″.

So today’s news of significant spending on cycle routes – in Edinburgh and across the borders into neighbouring council areas – is particularly welcome.


SEStran is accelerating granting funds to partnership local authorities, to ensure that outstanding work on a number of cycle ways is completed before the end of the financial year.

A total of £785,000 will be spent on completing a range of projects that will enhance and extend the facilities available for cycling across the region. The projects that will now be completed within the 2007-8 financial year include:

£180,000 on upgrading a footway to a shared pedestrian footpath and cycleway on the A8000.

£150,000 on upgrading an existing footway on the North side of the A8 to a shared use cycle/pedestrian path, from the footbridge at Ratho Station to Ingliston Park and Ride site and to the airport. Work will include resurfacing the existing path, adding dropped kerbs at side roads, direction signing and fencing.

£200,000 on upgrading an existing footway on the South side of the A8 to a shared use cycle/pedestrian path from the footbridge at Ratho Station to the airport roundabout. Work will include resurfacing the existing path, including widening it where necessary, adding dropped kerbs at side roads, direction signing and fencing.

£180,000 to upgrade an existing footway to a shared footpath and cycleway at Gilmerton Station Road, on the Midlothian boundary.

£75,000 to upgrade an existing footway to a shared use cycle/pedestrian path, from Newcraighall Station to Queen Margaret University, including the installation of new lighting.

Complete press release.

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