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Fortress Waverley

Update 16.10.14: Fortress Waverley raised in UK Parliament by Mark Lazarowicz MP [2.23pm->] [quote is below] Update 15.8.14: Network Rail letter to Mark Lazarowicz MP. Network Rail may reconsider delivery arrangements, but no timescale. So – ask your MSPs when!! Find them at www.writetothem.com Update 10.7.14: Our story hits The Guardian – bike blog

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Scotland’s Bike-Rail future

Bids are now in to the Scottish Government from five companies to run Scotrail for the 10 years from March 2015…

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Competition: ‘My Memorable Moment’

Everyone with a bike has had some fantastic moments – and maybe some not so good! Tell us your memorable moment and you could win a great prize plus some modest fame… […]

Thanks for shopping – by bike!

Anyone shopping by bike at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on June 21 received a thank-you goody-bag from Spokes, with contents supplied by generous stallholders…

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Hot breakfast!

Even the sun visited this year’s June 18 Spokes Bike Breakfast – with another great turnout and lots of appreciative comments…

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£7m new active travel cash

The Scottish Government has announced £7m completely new money for cycling and walking infrastructure, to be spent this financial year 2014/15… [August update – how £4.5m of the cash will be used – Sustrans press release table of projects]

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Spokes Bulletin 119 : £3m win for Lothians Councils

[Update 4.6.14 Sustrans Map showing the Community Links funding allocations] Out now!! Including… West Lothian & Edinburgh win big Sustrans funding; Edinburgh bikes up & cars down; Extending the Meadows cycleroute; Our summer competition with great prizes; HGV driver cycling training; Government cycling cash up 2014 but down 2015 … READ ON…

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Spokes EdFoC events: Bike Breakfast June 18; Thanks for Shopping June 21

The excellent annual Spokes Bike Breakfast will be between 7.45-9.45am on Weds 18 June in the City Chamber quadrangle on Edinburgh’s High Street…

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And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

The May 2014 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars. During the 8-9am peak period more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike, as were nearly one quarter of all citybound Forrest Road […]

Spokes canal discussion document

[Update 9.5.14: Evening News report] The canal and its towpath are succeeding in attracting more and more users. How can the pressures be accommodated?…

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