Peebles Cycle Lanes

Closed 30 Apr 2021

Opened 9 Apr 2021

Overview

With the aims of making Peebles High Street a more appealing place to walk and cycle and the Council are keen to gauge views on:

  • Trial of advisory cycle lanes and removal of centre line, 6 months duration
  • Trial revised positioning of taxi rank (removal of ranks at The Park and The County and extending outside Trespass), 6 months duration.
  • Permanent Puffin Crossing at top of Tweed Brae, with loss of loading bay.

Removing the white lines in the middle of the road would allow a 6 month trial of advisory cycle lanes to be formed to give cyclists a more defined space on the road.  Advisory cycle lanes would be introduced from the entry to Peebles on the A72 (east) along the High Street, over Tweed Bridge and along Kingsmeadows Road to Cavalry Park and removal of painted centre lines along this length.

When cyclists are using the advisory lanes drivers should not drive in them, however when there are no cyclists around drivers can drive in them.  Advisory cycle lanes delineate an area of the carriageway for cyclists and provide a recommend line of travel for cyclist. They instruct vehicles not to enter unless avoidable and can legally be overrun.  

To make space for the advisory cycle lanes the taxi rank at The Park would need to be removed, and by revising the lining outside Trespass 3 taxis could fit which would also be a reasonable compromise to the ongoing concerns, again for a 6 month trial period. 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport