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Welcome To Spokes

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

Leith Street cycling future – or not?

[Please object by 30 Jan] 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

No new cycling cash!

The government’s first ever active travel debate brings no new initiatives and no new cash!  Why was this debate called? Continue reading No new cycling cash!

Parliament Active Travel Debate

Wednesday 7 January 2015 brings what we think is the first ever Scottish government-sponsored debate on active travel – a great development.  Scotland needs a big ramping up in cycling & walking investment – but maybe we’ll at least have a wee one! Continue reading Parliament Active Travel Debate

New Year Cycling Resolutions?? .. Act instead!!

Keep yourself busy over the holiday (and after) .. We’ve a few suggestions .. Continue reading New Year Cycling Resolutions?? .. Act instead!!

Santa visits 11 Schools [not by car!]

Eleven Edinburgh schools are getting a great Christmas present, with cars to be banned in adjacent streets at opening and closing times.  Another 20 schools wrote to Santa, but sadly missed out this year… Continue reading Santa visits 11 Schools [not by car!]

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