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Welcome To Spokes

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

Cycling & Health : meeting report

Over 100 people came along to our public meeting on cycling and health, with expert speakers on the huge physical activity benefits, the dangers of air pollution and road crashes, and how politics can help maximise the benefits and reduce the downsides. Continue reading Cycling & Health : meeting report

Bike Breakfast 2016 #SpokesBB

Despite a damp June 15, there was a great turnout and lots of appreciative comment at our 2016 Spokes Bike Breakfast… Continue reading Bike Breakfast 2016 #SpokesBB

Spokes Bulletin 125: Cycling & Health

In our Summer issue, out now Bikes up & cars down in Edinburgh; Cycling & Health public meeting; Holyrood election implications; Shopping by Bike; and loads more … read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 125: Cycling & Health

Public meeting: Cycling and Health

"10 years younger!" - Stewart Bryden photo

“10 years younger!” – Stewart Bryden photo

Getting about by bike is great for you!!  Middle-aged people who cycle regularly typically enjoy the fitness level of someone 10 years younger, and gain two years in life expectancy.  And it’s great for society, reducing pressures on the NHS, on our worsening climate and on our fragile environment.

Continue reading Public meeting: Cycling and Health

Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓ … again!!

The May 2016 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars.  During the 8-9am peak period a remarkable 22.7% of all vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road were bikes, as was 26.1% of citybound Forrest Road traffic… Continue reading Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓ … again!!

Election: new opportunities beckon!!

The surprise Holyrood ‘no overall majority’ election result brings a glimmer of new hope for increased cycling investment and will make MSPs even more interested in listening to constituents… Continue reading Election: new opportunities beckon!!

Election – who shall I vote for??

No – we aren’t telling you who to vote for!  But hopefully giving you some guidance how to use the somewhat complicated Holyrood voting system to vote for the result you’d like… Continue reading Election – who shall I vote for??

Holyrood Election Manifestos

How we rate the manifestos on cycling, active travel and related transport issues…

  • 1st     Green
  • 2nd=  Labour/LibDem
  • 4th=   Conservative/SNP
  • 6th    UKIP

For detailed comments see our elections page and its manifestos/candidates section.

PoP 2016 biggest ever!!

The biggest & best PoP ever … literally thousands of people, all calling for proper investment in cycling as an everyday means of transport …

photo: beqi at flickr.com

photo: beqi at flickr.com

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Sat 23 Apr: Pedal on Parliament!!

What the political parties are promising … click here and here

What you can do about it … click here

… including Saturday 23 April, Pedal on Parliament 2016!!

Why??  Because this and this and the lovely PoP video* here…

*the video is from last year, so has a different date – the 2016 date is April 23