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Canal park and ride idea floated

posted 7 Dec 2011, 11:09 by David Rintoul   [ updated 7 Dec 2011, 11:13 ]

Forget buses – city workers could have the chance of commuting to the office by canal boat.

Talks are under way to set up the Capital’s first “boat taxi park and ride” service, which would take workers and visitors from the outskirts of the city into the centre.

Under the radical proposals, motorists would park their cars at one of the main Union Canal car parks – likely to include Ratho and Wester Hailes – then catch a barge to Fountainbridge, the beginning of the city’s main financial district.