Temporary obstacles are to be put in on an Edinburgh road after sat-nav errors have despatched a spate of drivers down a set of steps.
Images of stranded motorists have been extensively shared on social media after GPS software program did not acknowledge the steps added to Greenside Lane final yr.
City of Edinburgh Council mentioned Google Maps has since up to date its instructions, whereas a request for a correction has been made to Apple Maps.
While this replace is awaited, momentary obstacles will probably be put in this week.
Councillor Scott Arthur, transport and setting convener, mentioned: “The footpath on this space is extremely busy, so these incidents are actually regarding.
“While we would expect drivers to use common sense in a situation like this, we are going to install temporary barriers this week to prevent it happening again.”
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Greenside Lane, subsequent to The Theatre Royal Bar and alongside from Edinburgh Playhouse, was mentioned to have been blocked off to site visitors “some time ago” forward of the steps being put in as a part of the Trams to Newhaven tramline extension scheme.
Coun Arthur mentioned the work was in compliance with town’s road design steering and much like different set-ups throughout Edinburgh, reminiscent of on the Lawnmarket.
He added: “No issues were raised as part of the road safety audit for the project and Google Maps was recently updated to reflect the new layout and a request for a correction has been sent to Apple Maps.
“Sat-nav is an extremely useful gizmo, but it surely’s no substitute for frequent sense. Cars and vehicles do not go down steps.”