March 2024

Thu 4 May: Council Elections

Council elections are approaching and are critical to cycling and transport policies and budgets for the next 5 years. We’ll tell you here how to make the most of the election opportunity locally …


PoP 2016 biggest ever!!

The biggest & best PoP ever … literally thousands of people, all calling for proper investment in cycling as an everyday means of transport …

photo: beqi at


PoP2015 : more cash promised!

Photo by Markus Stitz, @reizkultur

The fourth – and no less phenomenal – Pedal on Parliament was topped with a clear public promise from new Transport Minister Derek Mackay that cycling investment in 15/16 would be the highest ever…


UK General Election 2015

Information and links to help you decide…


Pedal on Parliament

Note: For general info about PoP see

* = Spokes member

2014 Popliticians

Patrick Harvie MSP*Ian Murray MP*Mark Lazarowicz MPKezia Dugdale MSP


Cllr Andrew BurnsKezia Dugdale MSP*Sarah Boyack MSP* Ian Murray MP*Mark Lazarowicz MPWillie Rennie MSP

In charge of Edinburgh Transport…Cllr Lesley Hinds, Transport ConvenerCllr Andrew Burns, […]

Midlothian cycle facilities – now and future

Cllr Ian Baxter, Spokes member and Green councillor, has sent us an extensive list of cycling facilities in Midlothian, and is to draw up a paper of problems and opportunities which need addressed to encourage more people to use bikes for more journeys.


New councils…

What do the Scottish council election results mean for cycling policy and investment in Edinburgh and elsewhere? …


Council elections May 3

[updated 29 April] The Council elections on May 3 are vital to future cycling policy in Edinburgh and other councils around Scotland. We’ll keep you updated how to help make Edinburgh even more cycle-friendly …



Selected news from Spokes in Midothian

This page shows selected highlights – it’s far from comprehensive. See also…

our all-Lothians page the Spokes Dalkeith local group

2211 Midlothian speed limits policy – consultation document / Spokes response

2205 Council Election – Spokes Dalkeith welcome letter to new councillors

2202 A701 Relief Road / A 702 […]