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Future of Local Transport: Spokes Spring public meeting

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[Latest!!  There’s a preview of our public meeting in the new 3.4.13 Spokesworker]

Cycling as a form of transport needs to be seen in the wider context of local transport as a whole, and at our meeting on Monday 8 April Professor Iain Docherty will set the context by describing current trends and policies in local transport as a whole.   Jim Eadie MSP will outline cycling developments at Scottish level, followed by Cllr Jim Orr describing the Edinburgh situation.   There will then be a panel discussion, with questions from you the audience, chaired by Paul Tetlaw.

Venue:  Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Time:  7.30 – open 6.45 for coffee, stall, exhibition and chat
More info:  martyn.edelstenATed.ac.uk   07972 896839
Poster:  Download a hi-res poster [pdf 2.6MB] for use elsewhere.  Printed copies will also be available and will be sent to members in our March 2 Spring mailout.

Iain Docherty is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Glasgow, with interests including sustainability and transport.

Jim Eadie MSP  is Co-Convener of the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party cycling group, and Parliamentary Officer to the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Nicola Sturgeon MSP.

Cllr Jim Orr is Edinburgh City Council’s Transport Vice-Convener, has responsibility for cycling, and is a Spokes member.

Paul Tetlaw is a long-standing Spokes member, also board member and former chair of Transform Scotland.

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