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Welcome To Spokes

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

Waverley Welcome

From Fortress Waverley to Welcoming Waverley!  Spokes congratulates Network Rail on its change of heart, to allow cycle access from Waverley Bridge, thus also removing pushed-bikes from the congested pedestrian footway… Continue reading Waverley Welcome

Cash for cycling – or for trunk roads?

UK Chancellor George Osborne, whilst cutting public transport and active travel, has in effect ring-fenced trunk road construction against cuts.  Will the Scottish Government follow his example or will they use this opportunity to strengthen investment in active and public transport? Continue reading Cash for cycling – or for trunk roads?

Competition Update: it’s easy!!

Everyone with a bike has a favourite ride – tell us yours and you could win a great prize plus some modest fame.   We’ve had feedback that the comp is complicated to enter, but it isn’t!! – see page 2 of the entry form [pdf] or [doc].  We only need a brief description of the route, not every turning.  And two or three sentences (or up to 300 words) of why it’s a favourite.  We’ve not yet had many entries, so you’ve a good chance of a great prize, or at least a runner-up map! Continue reading Competition Update: it’s easy!!

Glasgow-Edinburgh trains: please help

Scotrail are now planning the internal design of the new electric trains which will run on the Edinburgh-Falkirk-Glasgow main line and on various local lines in Central Scotland.  They are consulting Spokes and other organisations… Continue reading Glasgow-Edinburgh trains: please help

“We are happy to welcome bikes”

Edinburgh Trams is the first UK company, and Edinburgh City the first UK Council, to agree to permanent bike carriage on regular tram services* … Continue reading “We are happy to welcome bikes”

Public Mtg calls for Train/Bike space

Over 100 people came to our summer public meeting to talk about bike/rail integration.   The overwhelming concern during an extensive QA session following the presentations was about bike carriage on trains – space and certainty for passengers, and opportunities for operators… Continue reading Public Mtg calls for Train/Bike space

Great 2015 SpokesBB. Next year #SpokesBB!!

Despite a damp June 17, there was a great turnout and lots of appreciative comment at our 2015 Spokes Bike Breakfast. Continue reading Great 2015 SpokesBB. Next year #SpokesBB!!

Abellio Scotrail Cycle Innovation plan

Abellio’s exciting plan for bike/rail integration in Scotland is now public – just in time for our June 15 bike/rail public meeting… Continue reading Abellio Scotrail Cycle Innovation plan

Spokes Bulletin 122: Edinburgh tops UK with 10% cash promise

Out now!! Including – Edinburgh first UK council to promise 10% of transport budget for cycling … also first in UK to allow bikes on regular tram services … but spoiling reputation by scrapping offpeak and Saturday bus lanes … and much more …   Read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 122: Edinburgh tops UK with 10% cash promise

Bus lanes: 150 objections rejected

Edinburgh’s Transport and Environment Committee has decided to go ahead with its peaktime-only bus lanes 18-month experiment, despite 150 objections from concerned individuals and organisations. Continue reading Bus lanes: 150 objections rejected