Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1. Order of Business

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1.1

Order of Business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

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2. Declaration of Interests

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2.1

Declaration of Interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

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3. Deputations

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3.1

Deputations

If any.

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4. Minutes

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4.1

Minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Minute of the Transport and Environment Committee of 12 November 2020 – submitted for approval as a correct record

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5. Forward Planning

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5.1

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Transport and Environment Committee Work Programme

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5.2

Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Transport and Environment Committee Rolling Actions Log

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6. Business Bulletin

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6.1

Business Bulletin pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Transport and Environment Business Bulletin

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7. Executive Decisions

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7.1

Spaces for People Update - January 2021 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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7.2

Strategic Review of Parking - Results of Phase 1 Consultation and General Update pdf icon PDF 27 MB

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7.3

Network and Enforcement Management Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 647 KB

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7.4

Trial Closure of Brunstane Road and Associated Measures to Mitigate intrusive Traffic in the Coillesdene Area pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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7.5

Objections to TRO/20/07 - Proposed Extension of 20mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 472 KB

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7.6

Waste and Cleansing Services Performance Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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7.7

Modernising Parking Permits pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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7.8

Proposed Parking Controls - Maxwell Street, Morningside pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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7.9

Trams to Newhaven: Commencement of Statutory Procedures for Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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7.10

Lothian Buses Presentation

Lothian Buses Presentation

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8. Routine Decisions

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8.1

Internal Audit: Overdue Findings and Key Performance Indicators at 30 October 2020 - referral from the Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Internal Audit: Overdue Findings and Key Performance Indicators at 30 October 2020 - referral from the Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee

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8.2

Transport Arm's- Length External Organisations: Lothian Buses Company Board Appointment pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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8.3

2020 Air Quality Annual Progress Report pdf icon PDF 569 KB

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8.4

Revenue Monitoring Update - 2020/2021 Month seven position pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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9. Motions

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9.1

Motion by Councillor Rose - Pedestrian crossing in Bernard Terrace

Motion by Councillor Rose - Pedestrian crossing in Bernard Terrace

 

“Committee:

1)       Notes after lengthy discussions and requests from members of the local community over a period of several years, proposals for a pedestrian crossing in Bernard Terrace, close to the junction with St Leonard’s Street were included in the South East Participatory Budgeting Process in early 2018.

 

2)       Notes the proposals came top of the list and that, it is understood, capital was set aside for the crossing.

 

3)       Notes the full package of plans for a Zebra crossing at the location have been drawn up by consultants and have been safety checked.

 

4)       Notes that Southside Community Council and members of the local community have continued to support these plans but are concerned about the delay in implementing the decision taken.

 

5)       Notes the provision of a crossing supports the policy priorities for pedestrians and active travel.

 

6)       Resolves that this project should proceed to delivery as soon as possible.”

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9.2

Motion by Councillor Webber - Safer Cycling for All

Motion by Councillor Webber - Safer Cycling for All

“Committee notes that the new segregated temporary cycle lanes introduced across the City are unfamiliar to all types road user and can sometimes require different road user behaviour.

Committee therefore requests a report in one cycle on the feasibility of a campaign to ensure cyclists get the maximum benefit from these measures whilst further enhancing the safety of all road users. 

Committee agrees that the campaign should be funded from the Spaces for People funds.

Examples of issues the campaign might address, though not exclusively, could include:

         How all road users can take considerate action to avoid danger/conflict at the end of lanes, where there are shared surfaces, where the lanes are crossed by pedestrians and at junctions

         What action to take if the surface of the lane is unsafe – e.g. due to a blockage or trough leaves or ice

         the circumstances when a cyclist might use the carriageway when a segregated cycle lane is in place

         how different speeds of cycling can be accommodated within the segregated lane

         Recommendations for safety and visibility – e.g. use of appropriate lighting, high visibility clothing and helmets

         how to report damage or dangers such as poor surface or missing bollards”

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9.3

Motion by Councillor Webber - EV Infrastructure

Motion by Councillor Webber - EV Infrastructure

 

“Committee:

1.          Notes that the Edinburgh Climate Commission, in its report 'Forward, Faster,Together’ outlining recommendations for a Green Recovery identified the roll out of universal EV charging networks with access for all as a priority action.

2.          Notes that the Policy and Sustainability Committee agreed the recommendations of the Edinburgh Climate Commission at its meeting on 23 July 2020 including those relating to EV charging networks.

3.       Notes that despite this and previous commitments on EV and parking infrastructure Electric vehicle charging device statistics published by the Department for Transport on 10 November 2020 show that City of Edinburgh Council is the worst performing local authority area in Scotland for provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

4.       Notes that, in contrast to neighbouring local authority areas such as East Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council has been unable to make progress with its strategy to install a network of on-street electric vehicle charging ‘hubs’ across the Capital.

5.       Therefore instructs the Director of Place to take all necessary action to prioritise the roll out of a universal EV charging network in line with the recommendation of the Edinburgh Climate Commission and, as a first step to ensure past failures are avoided and the required action is taken, reports to Committee within two cycles with an action plan and milestones for the roll out.  Further, as part of this report the Director should provide options to promote the electrification of vehicles in Edinburgh which seek to bring together council, residents and business with a view to better prepare the city for a carbon neutral transport infrastructure.”

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9.4

Motion by Councillor Lang - Cammo Road trial closure

Motion by Councillor Lang - Cammo Road trial closure

 

“1)      Committee notes:

 

A.    the written deputation signed by 59 people from 30 properties on Cammo Road, Turnhouse Farm Road, Lennymuir, and Nether Lennie, calling for the Council to proceed with a trial closure of Cammo Road to through traffic as a result of safety concerns over the volume and speed of commuting and HGV traffic.

 

B.    the counter written deputation signed by 27 residents from 13 properties at Lennymuir, opposing any such closure because of concerns over adequate access to their homes.

 

C.   that north west locality transport officers agreed in 2018 to the principle of progressing a trial through-road closure of Cammo Road in order to properly assess impact before considering any longer-term measures.

 

D.   that the proposed through-road closure point still ensured all properties could be accessed, with alternative road access available via Craigs Road and/or Turnhouse Road.

 

2)       Committee recognises the long standing concerns of a majority of local residents and the risk that current problems could be worsened by new housing developments; therefore calls on officers to engage with ward councillors and to bring forward a report in one cycle, setting out the options for running a trial through-road closure of Cammo Road during 2021.

 

3)       Committee agrees that any such trial closure should preserve access to the Cammo Estate car park and ensure adequate access for emergency vehicles.”

 

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Deputations pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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Motions and Amendments pdf icon PDF 912 KB

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Late Deputation Requests pdf icon PDF 625 KB

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