New Cramond Bridge Closer
Posted by chdot on November 12, 2007
It used to be possible to take a small ferry from near the mouth of the Almond across to the Dalmeny Estate. It was then possible to walk (no bikes on boat) around the estate and return or travel on to South Queensferry and come back by bus, or train from Dalmeny.
Now, seven years on, SEStran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership) – with the help of JMP Consulting – has drawn up plans for a bridge, slightly upstream. This would take bikes and be a significant link in the proposed NCN Round the Forth and North Sea Cycle Routes.
“SEStran wants to hear your views about a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the River Almond. We emphasise that no decision has yet been taken whether to build a new bridge or not and we want to hear local people’s views before that decision is made.”
It’s presumed that most people will think it’s a good idea, but the more that say so, the more likely it is to happen.
“They and the consultation team (from JMP Consulting) are therefore holding a ‘surgery’ session at which you can come along and discuss any issue relating to the bridge in detail, face-to-face with the design team. Staff will be on hand for the surgery at Cramond Kirk Halls (Millennium Room – map) on Thursday 22 November between 4.00pm and 7.30pm. If you cannot attend the surgery but would like to tell us your views, please put them in writing and e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Cramond Consultation, JMP Consulting, CBC House, 24 Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EG – by Wednesday 28 November.
More info (PDF leaflet)