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Bulletin 105 – Late 2009

Good news from Edinburgh Council, whilst at Holyrood the draft budget for 2010/11 yet again boosts trunk road spending whilst maintaining cycling investment at a miserable level.

11,000 copies of Bulletin 105 [Late 2009] in 3000 envelopes are now on their way to members, to many hundreds of decision-makers, to bike shops, libraries, etc – nearly all delivered by 50+ Spokes volunteers.

The Bulletin has an Edinburgh Special centre spread, including the council proposed ‘Cycling Corridor’ [Mayfield-Meadows], and news on council  targets, budget plans, Old Dalkeith Rd, Rodney St, Princes St €¦

The 2010/11 Scottish Budget again freezes active travel & expands trunk roads – see October 24 news item – please write to your MSPs as explained in the news item.

Results from our summer competition – how would you spend £1m to get more people using bikes for everyday journeys.

Also a technical page – Why Edinburgh bike use has been rising – and how cycling is getting safer and safer as more people start using bikes.

ScotRail has taken several bike initiatives recently, including their first station bike info board, and more bike space on lines to Inverness.

December sees the Copenhagen Climate Summit – find out about The Wave and Ride Planet Earth events in support.

And lots more news and things to do.

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