Rodney Street Tunnel “Officially” Opens Today
Posted by chdot on July 30, 2009
Actually open for almost four months, Rodney Street Tunnel has its official opening ceremony at 2.00 today. (Performed by Councillor Gordon Mackenzie, the Council’s Transport leader). The work was carried out by City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Sustrans – with funding from the Scottish Executive/Government – both because the process has taken more than 2 years!
Surrounding this is a Celebration of Cycling” event (King George V Park) taking place from 12pm to 4.30pm organised by the Children & Families department in partnership with the Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre, L&B Police, Fet Lor Youth Centre and the Scotland Yard Adventure Centre
On offer are –
Plans for re-opening the Tunnel caused some local unease – with fears of ‘undesirables hanging about’. But as the Council’s Cycling Officer Chris Brace points out “as well as enabling cyclists using National Cycle Route 75 to avoid a highly trafficked junction (of Rodney Street and Broughton Road) the link also improves access for the local community and has already encouraged greater use of the King George V Park.”