Welcome to the "World Class Cycling City" of Edinburgh.
Some New Town nimby has been out with their spray paint vandalising the world heritage Georgian streets because they have a bee in their bonnets about cycling. This is on Dublin Street, a fairly steep climb up to Queen Street. This is - on paper - still the NCN route up from the Rodney Street tunnel, although it goes nowhere at the top as it is blocked by tram works and then the connecting cycle lane up to St Andrew Square has been turned into car / contractor parking by tram works and is now dug up, along with most of the Square. Until recently, Dublin Street had priority (uphill, north-south route) over Albany Street (flat, east-west route). However that has now been changed as York Place is shut and Albany Street is the diversion. This means a difficult uphill start on a particularly steep hill, into heavy traffic, with no lights to assist in giving priority.