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Bus/cycle lanes -> car/lorry lanes … unless you object

[Update June 3: 150 objections rejected – bus lane cutbacks trial to go ahead]

Edinburgh Council is planning to convert all bus lanes into peak-hour only, also scrapping Saturday bus lanes entirely. A total of 22km of all-day bus lanes will be affected – and it appears that little or no thought has been […]

Spokes Spring Public Meeting: the Bicycle in the City Centre

The Spokes Spring public meeting on Thurs 26 March will discuss the future of Edinburgh city centre – particularly Princes Street / George Street – and the role of the bicycle there. Our headline speaker is Cllr Lesley Hinds, Convener of Edinburgh City’s Transport Committee.

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Leith Street cycling future – or not?

The cycling future of Leith Street is up for grabs in the St James Quarter proposals. A segregated cycleroute up from Picardy Place will end at Calton Road, with no connection to Princes Street…

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Spokes website is back up and running

Spokes has moved to a new web host, 1&1. It now feels faster, and we hope to experience less downtime. The website should now be fully functional, but email us if you have any problems. However, before raising any issues, please clear your browser, history and cookie cache.

Budget Hope?

The vote on the Scottish 2015/16 budget is near … and there is some hope of improvement in cycling infrastructure investment …

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MSPs seek ‘substantial additional funding’ for active travel

In a detailed reponse to the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2015-16, MSPs on the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee (ICI) recommend that the government consider “substantial additional funding” to roll out sustainable and active travel projects…

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No new cycling cash!

The government’s first ever active travel debate brings no new initiatives and no new cash! Why was this debate called?

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Parliament Active Travel Debate

Wednesday 7 January 2015 brings what we think is the first ever Scottish government-sponsored debate on active travel – a great development. Scotland needs a big ramping up in cycling & walking investment – but maybe we’ll at least have a wee one!

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