Bus stops near Freelands Way

As part of the legal agreement giving planning permission to Cala for house building at the Moorings the developers were required to install 2 bus stops with appropriate shelters and road markings, on Baird Road for the Moorings.    The Community Council has been asked to comment on the location of these bus stops.

The City of Edinburgh Council prefers bus stops to be opposite each other, whilst maintaining road safety for all road users.   It is proposed that the stop entering the village could be at the stopped-off Freelands Road, where the bus has traditionally stopped on request, in any case.  However, it has been difficult to find a suitable, safe position for the stop for passengers going in the direction of Ratho Station, bearing in mind that the stop can only be sited on Council-owned land or roadways.

One proposal has been that it could be sited on the War Memorial triangle.  The Community Council would like to find out your views on this proposal.  Would a simple bus stop without a shelter be acceptable, can you suggest a safe alternative, or is there no need for an additional bus stop?  

Please bear in mind that under the legal agreement this funding can only be applied to the specified item, and not used for any other useful purpose.

You can view a plan of the area here

Please send your ideas to chair@stevent11.sg-host.com by Monday 23rd June 201.  Many thanks