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Welcome To Spokes

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

20 Cheers for Edinburgh!!

Edinburgh Council’s pioneering wide-area 20mph decision has brought some misleading press coverage – and it is great to see the Council, and many concerned individuals, fighting back! … Continue reading 20 Cheers for Edinburgh!!

Bus lane cuts: what you say

We now know of many people who have objected to the Council’s plans to scrap bus lane operation all day Saturdays and off-peak on weekdays.  If you don’t like it either, please join them!Continue reading Bus lane cuts: what you say

Awareness grows on bus lane cutbacks

[Update 14.2.15 – Our full objection is now downloadable below]
Awareness of the Council’s planned scrapping of daytime and Saturday bus lanes is growing amongst the public and councillors [many of whom had little idea what was happening] … Continue reading Awareness grows on bus lane cutbacks

Scottish Government cycling cash 2001-2015

Funding for cycling in Scotland in 2014/15 is at its highest level ever, though it is well below what would be needed to achieve the 2020 ‘vision‘ of 10% of trips by bike … and without further changes it will fall somewhat in 2015/16Continue reading Scottish Government cycling cash 2001-2015

Bus/cycle lanes -> car/lorry lanes … unless you object

[See also our more recent article – awareness growing]
Edinburgh Council is planning to convert all bus lanes into peak-hour only, also scrapping Saturday bus lanes entirely.  A total of 22km of all-day bus lanes will be affected – and it appears that little or no thought has been given to the impact on pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading Bus/cycle lanes -> car/lorry lanes … unless you object

Spokes Spring Public Meeting: the Bicycle in the City Centre

The Spokes Spring public meeting on Thurs 26 March will discuss the future of Edinburgh city centre – particularly Princes Street / George Street – and the role of the bicycle there.  Our headline speaker is Cllr Lesley Hinds, Convener of Edinburgh City’s Transport Committee. Continue reading Spokes Spring Public Meeting: the Bicycle in the City Centre

Leith Street cycling future – or not?

The cycling future of Leith Street is up for grabs in the St James Quarter proposals.  A segregated cycleroute up from Picardy Place will end at Calton Road, with no connection to Princes Street… Continue reading Leith Street cycling future – or not?

Spokes website is back up and running

Spokes has moved to a new web host, 1&1.  It now feels faster, and we hope to experience less downtime.  The website should now be fully functional, but email us if you have any problems.  However, before raising any issues, please clear your browser, history and cookie cache.

Budget Hope?

The vote on the Scottish 2015/16 budget is near … and there is some hope of improvement in cycling infrastructure investment … Continue reading Budget Hope?

MSPs seek ‘substantial additional funding’ for active travel

In a detailed reponse to the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2015-16, MSPs on the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee (ICI) recommend that the government consider “substantial additional funding” to roll out sustainable and active travel projects… Continue reading MSPs seek ‘substantial additional funding’ for active travel