Author Archives: Mark Sydenham

Upgrades to Craigleith Junction set to start

Craigleith cover picture

The next two months will see a major improvement project underway at Craigleith Junction – part of which will see it re-named Craigleith Quarry Junction. The junction is seen as a major entry point to the path network, serving the nearby shopping centre linking it to Maidencraig Crescent, and is the junction between the Roseburn [...]

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Works complete – King George V playpark

Upgraded climbing wall in King George V Park

Soon to be officially opened, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust have been working on a brand-new play area at the south end of the Rodney Street tunnel in King George V park, right alongside the cycle path and on the edge of the New Town. Once a railway turning yard, a coal yard and part [...]

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Leith Links to Portobello – more improvements planned

Leith-Links-Porty-path-consultation

Talk Porty have posted online the council’s proposals for more upgrades to the cycle route between Leith Links and Portobello – a route that was significantly upgraded in 2012. Two main improvements are planned – the widening and improving of the path as it runs alongside St Mary’s RC school on Leith Links, and the [...]

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Scenic outdoor gym lands at Cramond foreshore

A gym with a view

Brand new to Cramond foreshore is Edinburgh’s latest outdoor gym from TGO (the Great Outdoor) gyms on Silverknowes prom – billed as the first seaside gym in Scotland. Free to use, there is a recumbant bike, a cross trainer, a chest press and a rowing machine. And all with a great view over the Firth [...]

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Innertube map update – brand-new tramline cycle path

Tramline cycle path closeup

The long-awaited cycle path alongside the long-awaited tramline is pretty-much finished and almost ready to use, pending completion of a couple of signalised crossings and the Balgreen tramstop, meaning that there is now an off-street cycle path from Murrayfield all the way to Edinburgh Park.     The new section links the existing path through [...]

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More volunteer vegetation pathwork

Clearing an obstructed path access at Wardie Road

This Saturday saw another successful morning of volunteering out on the North Edinburgh paths tackling overhanging branches, obstructed lights and corners where undergrowth was hiding sightlines of oncoming people. Two sections of Himalayn balsam were also tackled. Organised by Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers, the first section to be tackled was at Drylaw, where brambles and [...]

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