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Welcome To Spokes

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

No-way and 1-way problems top our Low-Cost competition

Poorly-designed entry points to cycle routes, and 1-way streets which ban 2-way cycling, dominated the prizewinners in our summer competition seeking low cost ways to boost cycle use… Continue reading No-way and 1-way problems top our Low-Cost competition

Scottish Government activates active travel

The Scottish Government has at last made a truly major shift on active and sustainable travel, with £15 per head cycling+walking annual investment from 18/19 onwards and a range of other initiatives… Continue reading Scottish Government activates active travel

Competition: Low Cost Actions to Boost Bike Use

Big change needs big schemes – but many little things can be done quickly to make cycling life better. For example, a flush kerb, an employer initiative, signs, landscaping, blocking a rat-run, allowing two-way cycling in a quiet one-way street, maybe something really innovative.  Ideas likely to cost up to a few £1000s, so not a new cycleroute or a roundabout rebuild. Continue reading Competition: Low Cost Actions to Boost Bike Use

Tramline safety update

Plans are underway to try and improve the safety of Edinburgh’s tramline system for people travelling by bike… Continue reading Tramline safety update

Picardy re-think ??

Aug 16 latest:  Excellent Picardy Place article by Broughton Spurtle.
Following a joint deputation by Spokes and Living Streets, and a motion by Cllr Chas Booth, Edinburgh Council has unanimously agreed a public consultation on the future of Picardy Place … Continue reading Picardy re-think ??

George Street – Festival bike route

Spokes has had a series of useful discussions with the organisers, Essential Edinburgh, over maintaining the George Street cycleroute during the Festival. Continue reading George Street – Festival bike route

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