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Jan 30 8 tweets 2 min read Read on X
Agree: Its definitely not either or!

The CPs finalised networks have been much more heavily discussed & properly integrated with other workstreams & modes than the tram work & as such
are likely to be much more definitive (than an offhand paragraph in the tram report)
Happily, the CP cycle network plan shows the whole Roseburn NEPN corridor being retained as part of the 'secondary cycle network'.
The Roseburn NEPN has been correctly designated as secondary cycle network *precisely because* there is parallel on road segregation proposed AND the NEPN has (well established) problems with poor social safety etc.
Context worth noting: The NEPN, R2UC (& the canal itself) are much more old school/round-the-houses CEC QR style routes, whereas the CP & new ATAP is much more focused on building out a proper on road segregated network.
Its probably just to be expected there a bit of a loose fit there...
The NEPN appears to have space to retain shared cycling (in most locations).

Its important that this *is* actually retained if at all possible (ie the CPs proposal to retain cycling should take precedence over the tram reports odd suggestion that cycling 'be discouraged')
More widely, we need to avoid getting lost in the weeds with Roseburn (or any other highly local) issue with the CP.

Ultimately, the CP is explicitly about trying to make making step change changes & trade-offs at strategic level.
What we need to ask is:
· How is mode X or Y faring at strategic level?
· Are Walking, Cycling & PT being improved *enough* at strategic level?
· Has the space allocation between cars & all sustainable modes been altered enough to meet our climate & other policy goals?

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