Cyclists who have injured themselves by falling on Edinburgh’s tramlines could get payouts totalling £1m a FOI request has revealed. 

The Scotsman reports:

CITY chiefs could face a compensation bill of up to £1 million from cyclists injured in falls on Edinburgh’s tram lines.

A report from Thompsons Solicitors has revealed 74 cyclists suffered spills on Princes Street alone after their wheels became trapped in the rim of the track – and experts claim that figure is set to soar.

The data, collected since 2009, noted there were six reports of falls in the first week work began and now legal experts predict the council could be swamped with personal injury claims.

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