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Welcome To Spokes

Welcome to the online home of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle CampaignContinue reading Welcome To Spokes

New Transport Minister goes skating

[Update Dec 17:  Deputy 1st Minister John Swinney MSP agrees to meet Jim Eadie MSP to discuss cycle funding – see tweets & video at end below.  Your emails/visits/phones to MSPs are helping – please continue!]

New Scottish Government Transport Minister Derek Mackay MSP is honing his skills at skating … around a question … Continue reading New Transport Minister goes skating

Quick chance for more cycle cash

[Update Dec 17:  Jim Eadie MSP asks Deputy 1st Minister John Swinney MSP for some of this cash to go to cycling – see tweets & video at end of our Dec 10 storyYour emails/visits/phones to MSPs are helping – please continue!]
There’s a short window of opportunity to gain a modest one-off boost to Scottish cycling investment.   Please send a quick email to your MSPs now Continue reading Quick chance for more cycle cash

£5m Budget Speech Error

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney MSP, made a £5m error in his budget speech to MSPs – though by amending the draft budget he could wipe out the mistake… Continue reading £5m Budget Speech Error

Councillor flabbergasted … or … the Importance of Budgets … and … What You Can Do

Something remarkable happened at the Spokes public meeting on Cycling Development in the LothiansContinue reading Councillor flabbergasted … or … the Importance of Budgets … and … What You Can Do

Lothians interest – packed out meeting!

According to the janitor, 140-150 people attended the Spokes public meeting on Lothians cycling development… Continue reading Lothians interest – packed out meeting!

Nov 20: Lothians Cycling Development

All the Lothians Councils are gearing up for our public meeting this Thursday! Continue reading Nov 20: Lothians Cycling Development

Spokes Bulletin 120 : Budget flim-flam

Out now!!     Including - More on the 15/16 government budget mess-up; Cycling development in the Lothians – supplement & public meeting; our annual councils’ funding survey; and masses more… Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 120 : Budget flim-flam

Scottish Budget – Spokes submission

Spokes has urged the Parliament’s ICI Committee to take a tougher line on active travel investment… Continue reading Scottish Budget – Spokes submission

Road maintenance cycling innovation

Edinburgh Council is to raise the priority for road resurfacing on roads important to cycling.   No other Council in Scotland – and possibly the UK – has built this in to their calculations of which roads most need resurfacing. Continue reading Road maintenance cycling innovation

Budget infrastructure fear

Spokes has written to John Swinney MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, over fears of a severe decline in cycling infrastructure investment in 2015/16 unless the draft Scottish budget is revised – and despite the ‘increase’ implied by his budget speech. Continue reading Budget infrastructure fear