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Welcome To Spokes

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

Council Election Manifestos

All Scottish Councils go to the polls on Thursday 4 May.  You can help make sure the political parties have bike-friendly manifestos!! Continue reading Council Election Manifestos

Traffic count – highest ever November bike %

Our November traffic count, averaged over our 4 regular count points, found bikes forming 16.4% of all vehicles – our highest ever November percentage.  Bikes comprised 22.2% of all citybound vehicles, and 8.9% southbound.   Continue reading Traffic count – highest ever November bike %

Benefiting Business : meeting report

Cycling benefits business now – and has huge further potential.  That was the clear message from our public meeting on Benefiting Business through CyclingContinue reading Benefiting Business : meeting report

Transport Cttee 1.11.16 … Bike storage ↑↑ … Bus lanes ↓↓

Edinburgh Council’s November Transport Committee both delights us (on secure bike storage) and appals us (on bus lane cuts) … Continue reading Transport Cttee 1.11.16 … Bike storage ↑↑ … Bus lanes ↓↓

Spokes Bulletin 126 … Challenges for 2017 … local elections, national budget

In our winter 2016 issue, out now Edinburgh’s East-West cycleroute; Council elections 2017; shopping by bike; benefiting business through cycling … much more … read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 126 … Challenges for 2017 … local elections, national budget

Shopping the Dutch way wins our competition

Three of the top 10 entries in our Shopping by Bike competition, including the first prizewinner, took their inspiration from the Netherlands… Continue reading Shopping the Dutch way wins our competition

East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: yes and maybe

At the August 30 Edinburgh Council Transport Committee every political party supported the Council’s planned East-West City Centre cycleroute – but a decision between options A and B at the controversial Roseburn section was deferred and delegated… Continue reading East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: yes and maybe

Public meeting: Benefiting Business through Cycling

Edinburgh’s economy, business, employees and the population at large are all increasingly benefiting from cycling – and the opportunities are growing… Continue reading Public meeting: Benefiting Business through Cycling

East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: Decision Time

Stop Press:  Ride the Route – Monday 29 August – meet 7.45, Charlotte Square

The 30 August meeting of the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee will decide on the plans for an East-West cycle route from Roseburn to Leith Walk across Edinburgh city centre, and we urge supporters to contact their councillors now Continue reading East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: Decision Time

Quick chance for Brexit cash?

Update 16.11.16:  another holding reply from Scot Govt  [this one to Alison Johnstone MSP] despite this being “accelerated funding” and needing “early action”
Update 20.9.16:  holding reply from Scot Govt

Spokes has written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pointing out that cycling infrastructure would be a highly effective use for some of her promised £100m support for the economy following the Brexit vote… Continue reading Quick chance for Brexit cash?