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In the news today: Go Bike!, Leith Walk and the A96

Published 10 February 2015 by Colin Howden

Lots of transport stuff in the news today.

Transform Scotland members GoBike! report that they’ve had a petition on 20mph blocked by Glasgow City Council. They’ve got an excellent piece in The Herald today about this.

Go Bike! say they are taking inspiration for their actions at least in part by the plans set out in Edinburgh recently. The City of Edinburgh Council itself has today announced the next phase of Leith Programme will start at the Foot of the Walk.

Transport Scotland have announced a £30m contract for design work on the proposed A96 dualling.  Of course, this is a project which Transport Scotland concluded in the 2008 Strategic Transport Projects Review had no business case: “dualling of the entire route would not provide value for money”.

Meanwhile, The Scotsman’s Alastair Dalton reports on Twitter that a survey by The Press and Journal “shows motorists think A9 average speed cameras have improved driver behaviour“. (Unfortunately, the article is behind the P&J’s paywall so we’ve not yet seen the full article.)

Finally, The Scotsman also reports that Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy MP has been making the case for Glasgow Crossrail.