Cllr Sue Webber is the Edinburgh Conservatives’ Transport Spokesman in Edinburgh Council and candidate for Edinburgh Western in the Scottish Parliamentary elections.
In May 2020, the SNP-Labour Council used emergency Covid-19 powers to rush through several road closures, an unnecessary Low Traffic Neighbourhood in East Craigs and the widespread introduction of segregated cycleways along Comiston Road and Duddingston Road.
These schemes were first introduced as a temporary measure during the pandemic. But the SNP-Labour Council now intends to make these changes permanent.
Local opposition has been substantial but the SNP-Labour Council have continued to ignore residents. One group, Get Edinburgh Moving (GEM), had to resort to threats of Legal Action against the Council to stop the introduction of the LTN in East Craigs.
I have led opposition on the Council, consistently voicing the public's concerns about the negative impact these immensely unpopular measures are having on livelihoods and local businesses.
From the outset, I demanded greater community involvement and political scrutiny on the schemes. I too have been ignored.
If you oppose the SNP-Labour Council's undemocratic and reckless changes to our city then please sign below to fight back against the permanent imposition of these measures.
Cllr Susan Webber