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Welcome To Spokes

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Local Bike Campaigning – March 23 #SpokesMtg

More and more people are fighting for safer conditions to get around by bike – for the environment and climate, for health, for towns and cities not dominated by the car and for a happier life. Our public meeting and our new factsheet tell the many and varied stories of people doing just that – and how you can follow their example.

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Cycling into 2020??

  • Edinburgh – real work beginning!
  • Scottish Government – wait and see
  • UK Government – fixated on road expansion
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#SpokesMtg… bike . e . cargo . hire . storage

Summing up the meeting, our QA chair, Dr Caroline Brown, said that the dots are starting to join up…

  • Cargo Bikes start work this month supporting Leith Walk businesses during the 18-month tramline construction
  • Secure Bike storage starts installation on a significant scale by Spring 2020
  • E-bike Cycle Hire starts operation Spring 2020 – and trials are available now
  • West-East route (CCWEL) construction begins 2020 – government inquiry permitting.
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UK General Election 2019

With virtually all cycling-related policy now a Scottish rather than a UK responsibility we are not asking individual candidates for statements or holding a hustings for the UK General Election. However, as always, we tell you which candidates are Spokes members and give any useful further information including local hustings organised by others.

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Wet & cold, cycling & driving

Our November traffic count provides interesting insights into the impacts of unpleasant weather on road users.

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New Cycling Solutions for Edinburgh … Nov 15 #SpokesMtg

Don’t own a bike??  Nowhere to store a bike??  Need more carrying capacity??

Many of the restrictions which used to limit bike travel and transport are fading thanks to new innovations and opportunities, including cycle hire, secure bike storage and growing use of cargo bikes.  Find out what’s happening from the people delivering the new solutions…

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Spokes Bulletin 135 – targets v. actions

The Scottish Government has set bold climate targets, but these must be matched by bold actions – particularly on transport, Scotland’s biggest emissions source.

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#SpokesComp 2019 – Inspired to use a bike!!

Who or what inspired you, or who did you inspire, to get about by bike, especially for everyday journeys?  Our summer competition uncovered many sources of inspiration, most notably friends and relations, concerns about climate and environment and the desire for health and fitness.

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Bike Storage for Flats and Tenements

Spokes has published a new factsheet, How to be a Cycling Flat-Dweller. The factsheet covers everything from in the flat, in the stair, in gardens, or on the street – and even with a few extra hints for storing e-bikes or cargo bikes.

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