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Road maintenance cycling innovation

Edinburgh Council is to raise the priority for road resurfacing on roads important to cycling. No other Council in Scotland – and possibly the UK – has built this in to their calculations of which roads most need resurfacing.

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Budget infrastructure fear

Spokes has written to John Swinney MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, over fears of a severe decline in cycling infrastructure investment in 2015/16 unless the draft Scottish budget is revised – and despite the ‘increase’ implied by his budget speech.

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Spokes in UK Parliament

Our member Mark Lazarowicz MP complimented Spokes and Pedal on Parliament in today’s debate on the Get Britain Cycling report, as well as raising issues which concern us…

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Budget Confusion yet again!

The Scottish Government’s draft budget 2015/16 is once again as obscure as ever on active travel funding, though it looks at best static or down from 2014/15…

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A new Bike-Rail era?

The franchise to run ScotRail from 1st April 2015 has been won by the Dutch Abellio Group, promising a wide range of bike-rail improvements…

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Memorable Moments by Bike

If you’re looking for achievement, pleasure, excitement, if you don’t mind the occasional disaster and love the unexpected – try getting out on your bike! Our summer competition revealed an astonishingly diverse range of Memorable Moments with a bike…

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Public meeting: Cycling Development in the Lothians

The Spokes Autumn public meeting will feature senior councillors from East, Mid and West Lothian, plus Edinburgh City …

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20mph: Have Your Say by 17 Oct!!

Edinburgh Council is consulting on one of the most ambitious 20mph plans of any UK city. But the plans risk being cut back. You can help ensure they get through – and are improved further …

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Edinburgh Bus Lane Retreat

[Update: The Council’s plans also include allowing cars/lorries into bus lanes all day on Saturdays]

Despite its policies to boost bus and cycle use – policies which are succeeding – Edinburgh Council is to experiment with bus lane changes which benefit private motor traffic at the expense of cycling and bus…

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Comp closes 5 September

Don’t leave it too late to win ScotRail first class tickets, a £50 Bike Coop voucher, cinema tickets, some great free food, not to mention a hair-do! …

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