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Spokes at #ScotClimateMarch and #Ed2Paris

Spokes joined 5000 others (police estimate) at the #ScotClimateMarch calling for a legally binding international agreement at the Paris #COP21 climate summit

Proud to be at #ScotClimateRally

Proud to be at #ScotClimateRally

Council Leader Andrew Burns, Transport Convener Lesley Hinds and Spokes member Cllr Maureen Hinds like our banner!!

Council Leader Andrew Burns, Transport Convener Lesley Hinds and our member Cllr Maureen Hinds visit Spokes!!

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On the march

Speeches

Speeches

 

 

Transport now accounts for over 25% of Scotland’s emissions. Cycling has a major role to play, and it is time for decision-makers to take it seriously. Half of car trips in Scotland are under 3 miles, i.e. no more than 10-20 minutes by bike. And many city lorry trips could be abolished by using cargo bikes and electric vans to deliver from city-edge distribution centres.

Yet the Scottish Government plans to spend £6000m to dual just two roads (A96/A9) and to halve, then abolish, air passenger duty. At the same time as investing under 2% of transport spending in cycling (£39.5m in 2015/16).

 

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Edinburgh to Paris

Martyn explains the mission, whilst Alison Johnstone and Sarah Boyack applaud

Martyn explains the mission, whilst Sarah Boyack and Alison Johnstone applaud

 

Spokes was also pleased to be at this morning’s Bike Station send-off for 6 intrepid people, aged from 40s to 70s, including Spokes member Martyn Edelsten, who are cycling from Edinburgh to Paris for the Climate Summit.

 

Wishing them success in their ride and their lobbying were Spokes members Sarah Boyack MSP (Labour) and Alison Johnstone MSP (Green).

Le Grand Depart

Le Grand Depart

 

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