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Drive to hit cycle targets means parking ban stays

posted 22 Feb 2011, 07:57 by David Rintoul   [ updated 22 Feb 2011, 08:15 ]

A bid to relax parking restrictions to help traders on two busy city streets has been rejected because the move would have had a "negative impact" on cyclists.

Businesses in Bruntsfield Place and Morningside Road had wanted the council to ease regulations which ban motorists stopping outside shops during peak times. But the council rejected the move claiming it would prevent it from hitting ambitious targets to have 15 per cent of journeys by bike in the Capital by 2020.