Agenda

Venue: Virtual Meeting - via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Martin Scott  Louise Williamson

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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 272 KB

Minute of the Transport and Environment Committee of 18 August 2022 – 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 128 KB

Transport and Environment Committee Work Programme

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5.2

Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 491 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 1 MB

Transport and Environment Business Bulletin

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7. Executive Decisions

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7.1

Our Future Streets: Edinburgh's approach to a circulation plan pdf icon PDF 456 KB

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7.2

Response to Motion by Councillor Booth - Rainbow Bridge/Lindsay Road Bridge pdf icon PDF 735 KB

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7.3

Response to Motion by Councillor McVey - North Bridge pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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7.4

Response to Motion by Councillor McVey - Trams to Newhaven Progress Update Autumn 2022 pdf icon PDF 257 KB

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7.5

Response to Motion by Councillor Whyte - Cleaning up Edinburgh (Communal Bin Review Update) pdf icon PDF 940 KB

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7.6

Cleaning Up Edinburgh - Motion by Councillor Whyte pdf icon PDF 5 MB

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7.7

Concessionary Travel on Edinburgh Trams for Young People (Under 22) pdf icon PDF 150 KB

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7.8

Asset Transfer - Ex-City Development Assets pdf icon PDF 277 KB

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8. Routine Decisions

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8.1

Risk Based Approach to Road Asset Safety Inspections - Update pdf icon PDF 6 MB

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8.2

Revenue Monitoring Update – 2021/22 Provisional out-turn and 2022/23 Month three position pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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9. Motions

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9.1

Motion by Councillor Arthur – Burnside Bridge

Motion by Councillor Arthur – Burnside Bridge

 

“Committee:

 

1. Notes that Stenhouse Mill Lane Footbridge (“Burnside Bridge”) provides access to a right of way which is crucial for pedestrians moving between the communities of Longstone and Stenhouse.

 

2. Notes that access to this right of way has been blocked since July 1st, 2019, after flooding caused damage to adjacent buildings, and possibly the bridge.

 

3. Notes that while the site has now been secured, the bridge remains closed after concerns were raised regarding its structural integrity.

 

4. Requests that Officers report via business bulletin to the Transport & Environment Committee within two cycles confirming the ownership of the bridge and what avenues are available to reopen this important pedestrian route.”

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9.2

Motion by Councillor Aston – McGill’s takeover of First East Coast’s 20, 63 and 68 services

Motion by Councillor Aston – McGill’s takeover of First East Coast’s 20, 63 and 68 services

 

“Committee:

1. Notes that McGill’s has taken over First East Scotland’s bus operations and that these include the vital subsidised services 20, 63 and 68,

 

2. Recognises that officers have been working to save these routes, which provide links to chronically underserved communities in the West and South West of the city in recent weeks and succeeded in ensuring that the previous operator continued these services, albeit in a reduced form.

 

3. Notes that a new operator, with potentially different priorities, could have medium- and long-term implications for the operation of these services.

 

4. Requests a briefing note to all elected members within one cycle detailing discussions between officers and the new operator and outlining what assurances have been given by McGill’s as to the continuation of the 20, 63 and 68 in the longer term and also on McGill’s plans to improve the sustainability and decarbonisation of their fleet.”

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9.3

Motion by Councillor Aston – Electric Scooters

Motion by Councillor Aston – Electric Scooters

 

“Committee:

1. Notes that electric scooters are illegal to use except on private land and yet that they are being widely used on our roads, pavements and cyclepaths.

 

2. Notes that there is a regulatory lacuna in respect of electric scooters, whereby these devices are legal to buy and are widely and relatively inexpensively available in the city.

 

3. Notes that this has helped to create a situation where young children are often seen riding electric scooters

 

4. Further notes that this has contributed to the widespread use of electric scooters on pavements, which is antisocial and dangerous, particularly for disabled and visually impaired pedestrians

 

5. Recognises that electric scooter rental schemes in operation in other European cities often result in hazardous and unsightly street clutter as scooters are left in piles when not being used

 

6. Notes that the House of Commons Transport Select Committee supported legalisation of electric scooters in its October 2020 report E-scooters: pavement nuisance or transport innovation and that the UK Government has been trialling escooter rentals in 31 places across England

 

7. Recognises that, despite misgivings of elected members and Edinburgh residents, electric scooters may be legalised and that our city may have to be prepared in responding to this outcome

 

8. Requests a report in three cycles on officers’ engagement so far with UK Department for Transport officials on the potential for legalisation or regulatory change in respect of electric scooters and what steps are being taken to prepare our city for this eventuality”

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Motions and Amendments pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Deputations pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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Additional Item - Minute of the Transport and Environment Committee 31 March 2022 – submitted for approval as a correct record pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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