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12/10/2017

Cycle/Pedestrian Friendly Features To Be Installed At Silverknowes Roundabout

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Council officers and representatives of cycling groups have agreed to develop a number of new features at Edinburgh's Silverknowes Roundabout.

As part of ongoing carriageway resurfacing works, new features currently being installed at the roundabout include;

• a reduction down to one lane on and off the roundabout from Silverknowes Parkway by introducing footway build-outs

• the creation of a dedicated cycle track on the north side of the roundabout, to the rear of the existing footpath and behind the bus terminus

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• the pedestrian refuge island in Lauriston Farm Avenue to be changed to a zebra crossing on a raised table with a  footway build out on the south side to improve sightlines

• the introduction of hatching markings on the centre of the roundabout to reduce the running lane to five metres

Cllr Karen Doran said: "I'm very pleased that through working together with cycling groups to address their concerns, we've been able to achieve this positive outcome. Coupled with the new road surface, which will make it smoother and safer for all road users, these alterations to Silverknowes roundabout will help make it much more accessible for bicycles and pedestrians."

Martin McDonnell of Spokes said: "Spokes greatly welcomes the Council's new policy to incorporate cycle and pedestrian facilities in resurfacing projects, thus providing new facilities at relatively little cost. The Silverknowes case shows the value and importance of the Council consulting on the details of such projects."

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