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Welcome To Spokes

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

City Deal curate’s egg – and the sad bit is transport

From a sustainable transport perspective – and indeed a general sustainability perspective – the £1,000,000,000 Edinburgh City-Region Deal disappoints badly… Continue reading City Deal curate’s egg – and the sad bit is transport

Double deputation!! .. Tramlines/CityCentre + Sheriffhall

On June 29 morning, Spokes was making 2 deputations – one at Edinburgh Council (on tramlines and city centre issues) and one at the Scottish Parliament (on Sheriffhall roundabout and wider trunk road/cycling issues).  Watch both here… Continue reading Double deputation!! .. Tramlines/CityCentre + Sheriffhall

Tackling Road Danger – meeting report

A culture in which road danger is increasingly unacceptable, and progressively reduced, can be created by a multi-pronged approach using many policy levers – of which street design and infrastructure is at the top of the list.   This was the over-riding message of our June 14 public meetingContinue reading Tackling Road Danger – meeting report

#SpokesBB 2017 : Council to be “most cycle-friendly” in Edinburgh’s history

Speaking at Spokes’s 2017 Bike Breakfast, Cllr Adam McVey, incoming Council Leader, said the new Council would be the most cycle-friendly in Edinburgh’s history… Continue reading #SpokesBB 2017 : Council to be “most cycle-friendly” in Edinburgh’s history

UK General Election 2017

Information and links …   Continue reading UK General Election 2017

Tramline tragedies

The tragic death of Edinburgh University medical student Zhi Min Soh at the West End junction has highlighted the dangers of tramlines and of that junction for people getting around by bike. Continue reading Tramline tragedies

Spokes Bulletin 128 … Edinburgh 10% cycle budget safe

Our Summer 2017 Bulletin is out highlighting the Edinburgh Council election result which should guarantee the city’s UK-unique cycle budget policy … our traffic counts showing a 10-year car decline & bike growth in the city centre peak period … Spokes is 40 this autumn!! … and, of course, there’s much more … read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 128 … Edinburgh 10% cycle budget safe

Highlands & N.E. bike-rail cuts: Parliament debate, May 24

The motion calling for government action on the reductions in promised bike space on the new HST trains to Aberdeen and Inverness has been signed by MSPs from 4 of the 5 parties in Parliament.  As a result, it is to be debated in the Main Chamber on Weds 24 May… Continue reading Highlands & N.E. bike-rail cuts: Parliament debate, May 24

Again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓ … a great legacy for the new council !!

Our May traffic count, averaged over our 4 regular count points, found bikes forming 19.1% of all vehicles – the highest ever percentage.   Bikes comprised more than 1 in 4 of citybound vehicles (26.6%) and exactly 1 in 10 southbound.   The total number of bikes rose by 7.2% compared to May 2016.
Latest:   Scotsman report   Evening News report
Continue reading Again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓ … a great legacy for the new council !!

Public meeting: Tackling Road Danger

It is now widely accepted that quality bike infrastructure is a vital route to substantially more bike use and to further danger reduction, but most roads will still not have protected bike lanes in the near future – so how can danger be reduced in the existing road system? Continue reading Public meeting: Tackling Road Danger