Stop taking advantage of covid to push undemocratic plans through that have nothing to do with covid.

The government, councils, quangos or others NGO's must prove that their plans are truly justified and any advantage claimed must be backed by clear evidence.

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Politicians and lobby groups cannot be trusted to behave reasonably.

by Notoltn on October 05, 2020 at 11:07PM

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  • Posted by GSS October 06, 2020 at 12:48

    And not use COVID money on ideas such Low Traffic schemes in areas which are broke do don't need fixing. This misuse of funds not only increases stress on local people but also take away money which may be put to better use to fight COVID
  • Posted by AnnoyedFrustrared October 06, 2020 at 13:01

    Despise everything about thie undemocratic process surrounding East Craigs ltn. I have taken a keen interest and the lack of repect shown to residents is a disgrace. Do not stop our freedom of movement!
  • Posted by Youngzippy October 06, 2020 at 13:20

    Taking advantage of Covid to push through political agendas, especially the east Craig’s LTN, is an abhorrent abuse of power and shameful misuse of tax payers money.
    Shatters all faith in democracy
  • Posted by SNS October 06, 2020 at 14:00

    Please stop wasting money on the not needed LTN in Craigmount/East Craigs. Ensure that there are disabled parking places on St John’s Road, Corstorphine and re-open the road down to Silverknowes. ECC seems to be picking the easy options just to prove they are carrying out Government policy and spending extra money awarded for Spaces for People. We are the people and know our area very well and know these measures are not needed and certainly not wanted!!
  • Posted by ALT1980 October 06, 2020 at 21:10

    Spend the money where it is needed, stop using it to push through council agendas which would normally require consultation.
  • Posted by RossMc October 07, 2020 at 20:09

    The LTN proposed for East Craigs and thr neighbouring communities has nothing to do with Covid emergency measures. Our peaceful neighbourhood is being forced to endure an 18 month temporary try and modify approach that involves extreme and blunt measures without ANY consultation. It is wholly undemocratic and an concerted effort by the Council to exploit covid funds. The money is better spent where it is needed - repair pavements and core paths and make them more usable by pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Posted by AngBen90 October 09, 2020 at 11:33

    Unnecessary traffic restriction measures destroy trust in local and central government at a time when we need to promote cooperation. Whilst Spaces for People is well-intentioned, it has perhaps strayed somewhat from its original remit in some cases.

    For example, the East Craigs Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) is unnecessary as this is already a low traffic area, it is extreme in its limitation pf freedom of movement, and unwanted by the residents. It affects those who need to use cars including the elderly, infirm (and their carers), disabled and those who need their car for work.

    This issue has caused a vast amount of stress to people (over 2,600 have objected, 1,000 attended a public outdoor meeting and many representations made to City of Edinburgh Council) since its announcement in July. The stress of Covid is enough to content without this further restriction on normal life.

    So, I ask that Scottish Government to review and issue new guidance so that councils do not use Temporary Traffic Restriction Orders (TTROs), with Covid as a pretext, in order to advance their own radical and experimental traffic schemes.

    Instead, let's do the adjustments that the communities want so that their health and safety is genuinely promoted.
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