Quaker Meeting House, November 14, 2022
Approximately 25 people were present.
- A number of apologies were recorded
- The Minute of LSEG AGM 2021 was approved and adopted. There were no matters arising.
- David Hunter noted LSEG’S significant activity of the previous year.
- Isobel Leckie noted that financial activity this year was minimal. The bank account balance with Bank of Scotland is £1144.36.
- DH outlined the current structure of the Living Streets Edinburgh Group having no formal committee structure but individuals taking responsibility for particular aspects. A requirement of Living Streets is that local groups have two named office holders. It was agreed that David Hunter and Isobel Leckie continue in respective posts as Convenor and Treasurer.
- Guest speaker Cllr. Arthur made the point that personal transport is about having choices and that these should focus on sustainability. Although walking is the main mode for a third of the population it arouses least public comment. He wanted to get away from an ongoing battle between cyclists and motorists. and to focus more on walking and public transport.
- A number of questions were raised from the floor which Cllr Arthur responded to.
- DH spoke to a paper indicating LSEG proposed priorities for 2023:
– Campaign for increased budgets for the pedestrian environment (capital and staffing)
– Secure better enforcement of controls on parking
– Support specific local campaigns for placemaking and traffic reduction – LTNs, 20 min – Neighbourhood plans
– Develop walk friendly- environments at and around schools
– Influence planning policy and practice to aid walking and wheeling and reduce motor traffic
– Grow number of our supporters and range of our campaigns.
– DH described ways in which individuals could become involved with LSEG campaigning and encouraged anyone interested to get in touch.
- There was no further business and the meeting was closed.