Author Archives: Mark Sydenham

Warriston volunteer path improvements

The second monthly path-works session organised by volunteers from Sustrans North Edinburgh tackled a very overgrown stretch of the path between Ferry Road and Warriston Gardens. One of the major problems on this section of route was a succession of thorny bushes growing out over the path at head height, restricting the path width and […]

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It’s tomorrow: Pedal on Parliament

A lot of people have put a lot of effort into organising tomorrow’s Pedal on Parliament (and we thank them), a major show of cycling strength which last year saw some 3,000 cyclists gather on the Meadows and cycle through the city centre to Holyrood to demand more action to make Scotland better for cycling. […]

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Pedal on Parliament, this Sunday – the Meadows 2pm

This coming Sunday 19th May is one of the biggest cycling events on Edinburgh’s streets – the second Pedal on Parliament.?ŠLast year, some 3,000 cyclists came along to the first event to call for better cycling facilities for us all and across the country to make Scotland a truly cycling country. This year promises to […]

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Sustrans volunteers get stuck in to improve paths

Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers got stuck in to making some path improvements on Wednesday evening at the Craigleith Junction. Long frustrated by mud and puddles taking up half the width of the path, and soil and grass encroaching on the edges, a team of six assembled with spades, shovels and brooms to try and tackle […]

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Drainage works underway on Trinity path

For many years, a stream of water has been running across the Trinity path near Warriston Gardens, and in very wet conditions is often joined by a second stream a few metres away. Usually, this is nothing more serious than an unpleasant, wet and muddy mess, but in the winter the two streams freeze into […]

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For all those who helped plant bulbs on the paths….

Over the past two years,?ŠEdinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust?Šhave been running bulb-planting sessions on several sections of the north Edinburgh cycle paths, supported by the?ŠPeople’s Postcode Lottery?Šand local volunteers. The most recent section to get the floral makeover was at Fiveways Junction?Šback in November. Those that were planted in 2011 are now in their second […]

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