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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 →

A few images of the “Quality Bike Corridor” Edinburgh

I my last post I gave a few thoughts on the “Quality Bike Corridor” in Edinburgh, but I forgot to add any images. So here are a few, just count the number of parked cars… Note the way the cycle… 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 →

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 →

First bats of the year

I have just seen the first bats of the year, two of them flying around at the back of my flat. Unfortunately it was just too dark for taking photos. It was flying in roughly clockwise circles at about 12… Continue Reading →

City of Edinburgh Councillors who have a Blog

As part of doing my bit for local democracy I though I would follow up my list of City of Edinburgh Councillors with Twitter accounts with a list of Councillors who have a blog, not all are active: If you… Continue Reading →

City of Edinburgh Councillors and twitter

If you spot any errors, please let me know, I am also on Twitter @kim_harding. With the May 2012 elections coming up Dan Phillips has created this Twitter List of all the City of Edinburgh Council candidates he can find…. Continue Reading →

A message to Edinburgh Councillors on 2012/13 transport budget [Final update]

Following Edinburgh City councillors taking a remarkable decision on cycling investment in the Council 2012/13 budget, which set a completely new standard for other councils. In which they decided that 5% of of the transport capital budget will be invested… Continue Reading →

A Saturday in January

We had returned from nearly a month away (skiing in Austria, since you ask) and this was our first Saturday back. The Edinburgh farmers market was calling, wandering across The Meadows we were surprised to see the numbers of fallen… Continue Reading →

First snow of winter

Well here it is, the beginning of December and the first snow has arrived, causing much excitement on Twitter and, and, well not much else. The gritters have been out and the Sunday morning traffic is moving normally. It is… Continue Reading →

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