Sunday 28 June 2009

A dangerous cycle path in Edinburgh

An Edinburgh cyclist has been awarded almost £6,000 in damages after suing Scottish ministers over a poorly maintained cycle path in Edinburgh.

Lord Bannatyne heard that the cycleway, beside Queens Drive as it skirts round the Palace of Holyroodhouse, made a sudden change in direction.

The surface also changed there from smooth asphalt to rough concrete and the path was only 1.8 metres wide - less than the recommended 2.5 metres.

Mr Anderson had two good lights on his cycle
but the lighting in the area was bad and there were no hazard signs to warn of the change in direction or lines to help follow the track, particularly at night.