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The Committee had a moment’s silence for Jill Barclay, following the conviction that morning of the man responsible for her death.
Declarations of Interest and Transparency Statements
In relation to item 5.1 (Bus Lane Enforcement Programme Update and Future Funding), the Convener advised for reasons of transparency that he was a member of Cycling UK, however he did not consider that this amounted to an interest which would prevent him from participating in the item.
The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Commissioning which provided an update on the status of the Bus Lane Enforcement (BLE) programme and sought approval for a new programme of projects to be delivered from 2023/24, using the net surplus from the BLE system.
Members asked a number of questions in relation to the report and the projects outlined within.
The report recommended:-
that the Committee –
(a) note the progress on the projects funded from the BLE programme up to 2022/23, as detailed in Appendix 1;
(b) approve the proposed expenditure in relation to the Proposed Bus Lane Enforcement Programme Projects 2023/24, as detailed in Appendix 2;
(c) agree that the projects identified in Appendix 2 met the requirements of the Bus Lane Contraventions (Charges, Adjudication and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 in that the sums paid by way of charges under these Regulations were being used to facilitate the achievement of policies in the Local Transport Strategy; and
(d) approve the implementation of the Proposed Bus Lane Enforcement Programme of Projects 2023/24 and delegate authority to the Chief Officer - Strategic Place Planning to approve any procurement process, including direct awards, in accordance with procurement legislation and in collaboration with Commercial and Procurement Service (CPS) and CPS Legal.
The Committee resolved:-
(i) to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would circulate the list of core path priority works and footway repairs (page 17 of the agenda refers);
(ii) to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would advise Councillor Blake outwith the meeting in relation to Core Path 56 and whether this would be through Hazlehead Golf Course or around the perimeter;
(iii) in relation to the query from Councillor Blake about the GIS information for cycle parking in her ward, to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would discuss out of date GIS information with appropriate officers and revert to Councillor Blake accordingly;
(iv) to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would discuss the timeline for the repair of the Back Wynd steps with appropriate officers and advise Members accordingly;
(v) in relation to cycle parking and maintenance stations (page 28 of the agenda refers), to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would circulate the list of locations to Members outwith the meeting;
(vi) in relation to the Glashieburn School path project, to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would ask relevant officers to provide Members with an update on timelines and progress;
(vii) to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would circulate a list of the cycle counter locations to Members outwith the meeting and if there were plans to roll these out in other locations;
(viii) to note that the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning would ask appropriate officers to provide Members with an update on when the Donald’s Way Step Refurbishment programme was due to commence;
(ix) in ... view the full minutes text for item 3.