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Mind the Gap!

What should we do about the chicane in Bridge Road outside the Pharmacy?

Local Consultation

 Colinton Community Councillors are concerned about the effects of the chicane caused in Bridge Road by the two parking spaces outside the Pharmacy. The remaining road is narrow, barely sufficient for two cars to pass- though many try. As a result, there are several minor accidents per year removing wing mirrors and/or scrapes and dents. A bus has had a minor collision with a car parked in one of these bays. Buses often do not or cannot pull into the bus stop because of the presence of parked vehicles. Heavy vehicles coming downhill frequently have to brake sharply. Traffic is regularly queued at this point. Unsurprisingly, we have also had local complaints about the narrowness of the road when vehicles are parked here. is important that there are adequate parking spaces near the Pharmacy and Post Office, particularly for use by elderly or disabled patients; and overall parking availability is important to our local shops and the life of the village.

  • Colinton CC’s position is that these parking spaces compromise road safety and should be repositioned to two other spaces close by, so that safety is improved and the total amenity and the number of parking spaces in Colinton Village is not reduced.

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Transient Visitor Levy: Consultation

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