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Welcome To Spokes

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

Transforming the City Centre, Picardy and Leith Street

Latest 6.12.17:  ‘Picardy Group’ set up to oppose the Picardy Place gyratory plan.  Manifesto  Broughton Spurtle article

It is not widely realised that Edinburgh City Council has begun internal discussions on a potential major ‘Transformation’ of the City Centre… Continue reading Transforming the City Centre, Picardy and Leith Street

Traffic count: highest ever Nov bike %, despite extra diverted cars

Our November traffic count, averaged over our 4 regular count points, found bikes forming 16.5% of all vehicles – our highest ever November percentage, just over last year’s 16.4%.   Bikes comprised 22.9% of all citybound vehicles (the highest ever) and 8.2% southbound (down slightly from 8.9% last year).  Continue reading Traffic count: highest ever Nov bike %, despite extra diverted cars

Spokes is 40!!

“Spokes led that charge, which was a lonely position when Spokes began … but they were right,”
Cllr Adam McVey, Leader of Edinburgh City Council.

“One of the most effective campaign groups I’ve ever known – and all done by volunteers.  Proud to have been a member for 30+ years!”
Mark Lazarowicz, former Council Leader and Leith MP.

Continue reading Spokes is 40!!

Regional 🚲 perspective is vital – #SpokesMtg

Councils in the Lothians are keen to grow bike use, but face similar problems of budget cuts, extensive new greenfield housing, scary A- and B-roads, and inadequate funding and coordination on cross-boundary cycleroutes.  These were top messages from our packed-out public meeting on cycling plans in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Continue reading Regional 🚲 perspective is vital – #SpokesMtg

Scottish Parliament debates🚲and🚶‍♀️

Spokes was referenced by no fewer than five MSPs during the debate!   An interesting set of amendments was discussed, but there were no new announcements and one important funding issue was forgotten … Continue reading Scottish Parliament debates🚲and🚶‍♀️

#SpokesMtg Thursday Nov 9 – update

Continue reading #SpokesMtg Thursday Nov 9 – update

Cycling Plans in the New Councils – November 9 Public Meeting

New Edinburgh and Lothians Councils were elected in May 2017.  Now that they have settled in, what are their plans and policies for cycling as transport?  Find out and ask your questions at our public meeting on Thursday 9 November… Continue reading Cycling Plans in the New Councils – November 9 Public Meeting

Spokes Bulletin 129 … featuring E-mobility & big cycling investment

Our Winter 2017/18 Bulletin is out with a special feature on e-mobility and highlighting the great Scottish government decision to double active travel investment to £15 per person.  And, of course, there’s much more … read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 129 … featuring E-mobility & big cycling investment

Tramline safety measures

The Council has outlined its phased programme to improve cyclist tramline safety, with phase 1 being implemented in the immediate future… Continue reading Tramline safety measures

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

Sep 30 Latest:  Transport Cttee motion by Cllr Chas Booth asking for competition entries to be followed up.  See item 9.1 in the agenda.
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