I recall the Beatles song a "Day in the Life" with the line about 2000 Holes in Blackburn Lancashire. Edinburgh is 11 short of that according to the Evening News.
One of the great frustrations I have is the number of missing manhole covers I see around the city.I have reported this repeatedly. The council is, rightly, spending a fortune repairing potholes but many missing manhole covers are in the middle of the street and are often just big enough to trap a foot. I once counted 17 missing manholes in one short street off Princes St.
Hopefully this new approach will pay off.