Councillor Andrew Burns is a keen cyclists – he cycles to work down the Union Canal, he’s a keen cycle tourer, and he’s been a member of cycling charity CTC for over thirty years. The current council has ambitious targets for cycling, and has committed to greater funding for cycling in the city, but is it enough?
We asked Councillor Burns about problems with the new “Quality Bike Corridor”, the campaign to get dedicted cycle lanes for Leith Walk, the council’s response to gritting and clearing the paths during the recent cold weather, and how cycling can be expanded in the city without leading to more accidents for cyclists.
What do you think? Are the council doing enough for cycling in the city, and what would you like to see change?