Category Edinburgh Living

For things relating to my life in Edinburgh.

Finally 20 mph limit to go ahead across Edinburgh

Following the successful trial 20 mph speed limit zone in South Edinburgh it has finally been decided to broaden this out to the whole city and not before time. However, there are still a few out standing questions: will all… Continue Reading →

Denmark’s Bicycle Ambassador to present keynote talk to the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

On 19th May approximately 4,000 people converged on Holyrood for Pedal on Parliament, calling for Scotland to become a cycle friendly nation. The question is how do we get there? There are two countries which are invariably held as good… Continue Reading →

After PoP what next?

On the 19th May approximately 4,000 people turned up at Holyrood for Pedal on Parliament, calling for Scotland to become a cycle friendly nation. The question is how do we get there? There are two models which are generally given… Continue Reading →

Where did Spring go?

To think that just six days ago I wrote a post called Hints of Spring which I illustrated with pictures of crocuses that had appeared along Melville Drive and now look what has happened … But then I did warn… Continue Reading →

Hints of Spring

Here in Edinburgh there are hints that spring is in the air, the crocuses have appeared along Melville Drive, there are birds beginning to sing tentatively in the pre-dawn (by the time the sun rises the rush hour has started… Continue Reading →

Return of the Tri

The first event in the Edinburgh sporting calender used to be the New Year’s Day Triathlon, which started with a swim in the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh (locally known as the Commie), followed by a cycle and a run around… Continue Reading →

A winter light over Craigmillar

We are twelve days off the solstice and the days are short. So when we came to look for a place to go on a Sunday afternoon we didn’t want to venture too far afield. We wanted somewhere with a… Continue Reading →

The QBC to Leith Walk, where did it all go wrong?

There has been a real sense of hope in the air, cycling was/is on the up following the Olympics. There was talk of a Golden Legacy, which seemed to have some support from the City of Edinburgh Council. It seemed… Continue Reading →

Gifford for lunch?

The plan was simple, ride out to Gifford, have lunch, pootle around East Lothian for a bit and take some photos before going home again. Well, that was the plan. It was one of those autumnal days when the air… Continue Reading →

Cycle parking in Edinburgh, where have we got to?

Three years ago I wrote a blog post called Cycle parking, please can we have more…, where I suggested that there was a need for better cycle parking facilities in Edinburgh, and particularly in the tenement areas of the city…. Continue Reading →

An Edinburgh Festival of Cycling?

Edinburgh prides itself on being the City of Festivals, there are festivals for The Arts (and their attendant Fringe), Books, Films, Science, and even Storytelling. Edinburgh also has ambitions to be a cycling city, it is the only city in… Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the Quality Bike Corridor

This post first appeared on the STV Edinburgh website, as part of a series of articles for Bike Week. I have slightly rewritten and expanded it here. As I have said before, cycling is a good thing, as it achieves… Continue Reading →

What are 20mph speed limits for?

As readers of this blog will know I regard the introduction of 20mph speed limits as a good thing, and as I have said elsewhere, it has been known for well over 20 years that, as traffic speed increases, so… Continue Reading →

City of Edinburgh Councillors and twitter: Updated

If you spot any errors, please let me know, I am also on Twitter @kim_harding. This post is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic License.

Of on street parking and bus/cycle lanes

Earlier this week I wrote up a few thoughts on the Spokes Hustings last week, where I commented on my memory of Cllr Gordon Mackenzie’s replies on the issue of Pay & Display parking in bus lanes and cycle lanes…. Continue Reading →

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