September 2013

Cash for Scotland + Leith Walk

It is now clear that the £10m announced in the draft 14/15 budget is genuinely additional cycling investment. And up to £3.6m of the new money goes to turning the Leith Walk revamp into an “exemplar” project to boost cycling and walking. [Article updated 26.9.13 with SCCS campaign] …


Bike Donations Needed Now!!

Edinburgh Bike Station is facing massive demand for bicycles as students arrive at the start of the new academic year. The stocks of donated bikes are running low…


Towards 2020!!

With the likelihood of additional Scottish Government cycling investment Spokes has issued a discussion paper on how cycling infrastructure investment could be implemented in the period up to 2020…


Pigeon droppings prevail!

[Updated Sept 16] The Spokes 2013 Summer Competition – for a photo and caption on the theme Cycling with a Purpose – has now been judged.


Budget bewilderment

The Scottish Government’s draft budget seems likely to increase cycling investment in 2014/15, a very welcome development, albeit that it will still be far below what is needed to reach the government’s own 2020 cycle-use ambitions. However, the budget details are hugely obscure, and only after further announcements will greater clarity, hopefully, emerge.


Get Britain Cycling!

Spokes members Mark Lazarowicz MP, Sheila Gilmore MP and Ian Murray MP all spoke in the 2 September UK Parliament debate on Julian Huppert MP‘s motion in support of the Get Britain Cycling report, with several references in Parliament to Spokes, Edinburgh Council and Pedal on Parliament…


Edinburgh SkyRide 7 Sept 2013

Thousands of people are expected to try out cycling on traffic-free roads in Edinburgh this Saturday 7 September…


Thank You for Using a Bike Today*

The Scottish and UK governments are investing at far too low a level to provide widespread feel-safe cycling conditions anytime soon, and many people have to cycle on busy roads if they wish to get quickly from some A’s to some B’s. So how should cycling be portrayed and promoted whilst this situation remains? […]