April 2012

PoP phenomenal!

Pedal on Parliament exceeded all expectations, with a police estimate of 2500 people, and others suggesting 3000+


Pedal on Parliament

Spokes urges you to come along – with friends and family – to Pedal on Parliament on Saturday 28 April. Join the huge rally, along with round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont (on his shortest-ever bike ride!), Spokes members Alison Johnstone MSP (Green) and Ian Murray MP (Labour) and other supportive politicians such as Jim Eadie MSP […]

Edinburgh party election manifestos

[Updated 1 May] With most manifestos for the May 3 Council elections in Edinburgh now published in whole or in part, we reproduce the sections most relevant to cycling issues in the city…


Cycling in Edinburgh, past and future

In the run-up to the May 3 council elections, Spokes has a big opinion piece in the April 12 Edinburgh Evening News…


A90 path ‘disgrace’ to Scotland

Speaking in the March 29 Parliamentary debate on cycling [pdf 1.1MB] Fife Labour MSP Helen Eadie echoed a long-standing Spokes campaign, declaring in passionate tones, “The cycle path from Fife to Edinburgh is a disgrace.”


Massive funding boost [?]

A Scottish Government advance press notice, leaked to Spokes, indicates that the active travel proposals in Low Carbon Scotland, the government’s RPP document, are to be fully funded – meaning over £100m a year for walking and cycling!! This morning, Spokes publishes a summarised report of the leaked document [please do click and read this […]