Here’s the text of EBUG’s deputation to the City of Edinburgh Council on 22 September 2022, in response to a motion by Cllr Thornley on ‘Hopper fares’, which was passed. Item 8.2 here is https://democracy.edinburgh.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=150&MId=6468
A webcast of the meeting is available at https://edinburgh.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/701504
N.B. the text differs slightly from ‘as delivered’, especially paragraphs 10-11 which were reduced for brevity)
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In the context of ongoing concerns about the variable quality of design, location and/or maintenance of bus stops across Edinburgh, Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG) undertook a pilot ‘audit’ of a busy city corridor.
The audit was undertaken by four EBUG Committee members on the morning of Friday 22 October, between Haymarket and Ardmillan Terrace, including also Henderson Terrace, comprising 11 stops (6 ‘outbound’ and 5 ‘city-bound’). 8 criteria were assessed for each stop, encompassing location, pavement widths (in relation to the Edinburgh Street Design Guidance, see Appendix 1), shelter condition, signage and line marking etc.
An additional aim of the exercise was to take the opportunity to re-evaluate EBUG’s audit template itself, and amend or add any further criteria that seemed relevant and that would be useful for future audits.
We have not incorporated within this report our generic findings on the design of the JC Decaux bus shelters, which we view as being driven by advertising and financial considerations rather than by bus user comfort and convenience. Continue reading “Bus Stop Audit Report: Dalry Road, from Haymarket to Ardmillan Terrace”
Following on from this post, EBUG has now received answers to its questions from Labour. These have been added to the answers from the Greens and the Liberal Democrats received in February.
See all three sets of answers at: https://edinburghbususers.group/ebug-council-election-event
Along with local community councils, Living Streets and other transport groups, EBUG has campaigned for a more thoughtful and safer public realm design at Elm Row. This is how it was covered by online news serviced EdinburghLive.