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22 July 2022
Upgrade Work on the Water of Leith walkway between Balerno & Slateford

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Update received from Edinburgh Council on the work :

As you are aware we are currently working with our partners, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, to undertake path improvement works on the Water of Leith Walkway between Lanark Road and Balerno.  These works are funded by Sustrans (using Scot Gov Active Travel funding).  The new surface is ULTITREC and is recommended by Sustrans, as well as other national organisations such as Paths for All, the charity who champion everyday walking.  ULTITREC recycled pathway material meets all relevant environmental and performance standards including being produced under the WRAP Protocol for Recycled Aggregates.  Unfortunately, the new path surface between Lanark Road and Colinton Tunnel has not bound correctly, meaning the surface is particularly loose, leading to difficulties for cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchairs.  We are aware of these issues and would like to assure everyone that we are investigating the cause of this (which may be due to the quality of material from our supplier) and potential solutions.  We appreciate the inconvenience caused however, in the meantime we are asking that the public do not put themselves at risk and use an alternative route.

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