From BBC news: Royal Mile cobbles to be lifted
I seem to recall a whole year of road works in 2004 on the Royal Mile, ending only in time for the bloody Festival. And now they want to do it all again? F-ing money wasters! As for auto-bollards, there is one between my building and the rest of campus here in LA, and it takes AGES to lower/raise itself. I’d hope Edinburgh Crapouncil will bear that in mind and have the sensors come on well before emergency vehicles need access.