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Welcome To Spokes

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

“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”

Comp: ‘My Favourite Bike Ride’

Everyone with a bike has a favourite ride.   Tell us yours and you could win a great prize plus some modest fame… Continue reading Comp: ‘My Favourite Bike Ride’

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

Glasgow 7-7-7 shows the way

Edinburgh Council Transport Committee is expected to decide on June 2nd whether to press on with its controversial proposal to cut weekday bus lane hours and scrap Saturday bus lanes entirely.   We urge the Council either to scrap its plan or to postpone a decision and follow Glasgow’s example of first consulting on all the optionsContinue reading Glasgow 7-7-7 shows the way

Bikes & Rail: June 15 Spokes public meeting

Dutch company Abellio is now running ScotRail.  What does this mean for bike/rail?  What else is happening locally and in Scotland for bike/rail? Our headline speaker is Des Bradley, Transport Integration Manager for Abellio ScotRail. Continue reading Bikes & Rail: June 15 Spokes public meeting

Traffic Count : Bikes highest ever %

Despite a cold and windy morning, the May Spokes traffic count found bikes forming 16.5% of all vehicles at our 4 count points, the highest ever %, and only the second time to exceed 16%… Continue reading Traffic Count : Bikes highest ever %

PoP2015 : more cash promised!

Photo by Markus Stitz, @reizkultur

Photo by Markus Stitz, @reizkultur

The fourth – and no less phenomenal – Pedal on Parliament was topped with a clear public promise from new Transport Minister Derek Mackay that cycling investment in 15/16 would be the highest ever… Continue reading PoP2015 : more cash promised!