Traffic issues

Traffic issues

New report reveals exactly how bad things are for Edinburgh's drivers

THE Capital's worst roads are today revealed by new figures showing two-thirds of some streets are riddled with potholes and defects.

'Cones tsar' defends refusal to hand out £50,000 penalties for 'systematic failures'

ON anyone's list of thankless jobs, that of "cones tsar" John Gooday might feature pretty highly.

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Entrepreneur pumps £1m into expanding city car club

AN ENTREPRENEUR is to spend £1 million expanding a car-sharing firm in Edinburgh after an 80 per cent rise in customers during the last year.

Record 500 sets of roadworks are choking the city

MOTORISTS are facing the "worst ever" disruption on the Capital's streets as new figures today showed there are nearly 500 sets of roadworks under way in the city.

Pilot scheme in drive to ease congestion at castle

HERITAGE bosses have announced plans to introduce new traffic measures to improve congestion in and around Edinburgh Castle.

Transport chiefs urged to scrap accident blackspot roundabout

TRANSPORT chiefs have launched a safety review of a busy city roundabout after a string of accidents.

Car club surge 'helps clean up city air and cut traffic jams'

THE operator of an Edinburgh car sharing scheme says a surge in popularity has helped cut congestion in the Capital.

Bus bosses seeing red over traffic ban plans

LOTHIAN Buses is on a collision course with city leaders over plans for a permanent ban on traffic in Princes Street.

Drive to sort out traffic 'chaos' around St John's

CALLS have been made to sort out the "chaotic" traffic situation at St John's Hospital in Livingston.

It's Princes Street v George Street in battle to ban traffic

IT is already shaping up to be one of the city's great transport debates.

City chiefs look at permanent traffic ban for Princes Street

TURNING Princes Street into a pedestrianised zone with all vehicles except trams and bicycles being banned is set to be considered by city chiefs.

Council 'taking the Mickey' as workers scrub up traffic cones

IT is the last thing you would think would be a priority for a project running over budget and six months behind schedule.

Transport chief says sorry for Seafield and admits blunders

EDINBURGH's transport chief has vowed there will be no more mistakes on major transport projects – as he apologised for long delays on a £2 million scheme to replace a busy city roundabout.

Tram chiefs confident Princes Street closure won't lead to Capital chaos

THE countdown to a fresh round of traffic chaos has begun as tram chiefs confirm the complete closure of Princes Street from February 21.

Tramworks will close Princes Street for 8 months

TRANSPORT leaders in Edinburgh last night unveiled their plans to clear traffic off the city's main thoroughfare to make way for at least eight months of tramworks.

TIE launches tram charm offensive ahead of Mound closure

NEW images of how Edinburgh's trams may look on the city's streets have been released as motorists brace themselves for the closure of The Mound on Saturday.

Roundabout work hit by fresh delays

WORK to remove a busy city roundabout has slipped another month behind schedule, with the cost of the £2 million project soaring over budget.

Weekend delays loom as bridge work begins

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect big delays this weekend as the Forth Road Bridge is reduced to one lane in each direction.

Delays from park and ride add to commuting time

Do you think new traffic planning makes travel as efficient as it should be or are things getting worse?

'Radio Roadworks' to guide drivers through trams chaos

TRANSPORT chiefs are considering spending a six-figure sum on creating a dedicated radio station to guide drivers through traffic during the tram project.

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