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23.08.12

Edinburgh public to help decide transport policy

A special forum has been set up to allow the Edinburgh public to help make future decisions on transport policy.

The Edinburgh tram project is years behind schedule and over budget. A £776m line between Edinburgh Airport and St Andrew’s Square is due for completion by summer 2014.

Edinburgh City Council has set up the forum to allow local people and business leaders to have their say on a range of transport issues, and members will be consulted on any proposal to extend the tram line.

Lesley Hinds, Edinburgh City Council’s transport convener, said: “What I want to do is to engage with all the stakeholders and organisations and the public to look at the future transport policies be that cycling, walking, bus, taxi or car.

“We want to try to bring all the organisations together to look to the future for Edinburgh. The trams are only one part of transport in Edinburgh but I think people in this city have lost faith in transport policies.

“My job as transport convener is to get that trust back by communicating and engaging with the public.”

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