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#SpokesMtg: City Centre Transformation

It is time for both Edinburgh and Glasgow Councils to create people-friendly central areas, including major restrictions on motor traffic – and both cities intend to do so. This was the main theme to emerge from our 100-strong June 13 public meeting, addressed by top decision-makers from both cities.

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7-4 decisions on West-East route & road resurfacing policy

Edinburgh City Council’s June 20 Transport & Environment Committee has moved the CCWEL project on to the next stage and agreed some small but useful improvements to resurfacing policy – both by 7-4 votes, opposed by Conservatives and Lib Dems.

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Spokes Bike Breakfast 2018 : Bike use at tipping point?

Another hugely enjoyable Bike Breakfast for the many people who came along on their way to work – but with a serious message for the politicians.

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Regional 🚲 perspective is vital – #SpokesMtg

Councils in the Lothians are keen to grow bike use, but face similar problems of budget cuts, extensive new greenfield housing, scary A- and B-roads, and inadequate funding and coordination on cross-boundary cycleroutes. These were top messages from our packed-out public meeting on cycling plans in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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No-way and 1-way problems top our Low-Cost competition

Sep 30 Latest: Transport Cttee motion by Cllr Chas Booth asking for competition entries to be followed up. See item 9.1 in the agenda. Poorly-designed entry points to cycle routes, and 1-way streets which ban 2-way cycling, dominated the prizewinners in our summer competition seeking low cost ways to boost cycle use…

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Picardy re-think ??

Aug 16 latest: Excellent Picardy Place article by Broughton Spurtle. Following a joint deputation by Spokes and Living Streets, and a motion by Cllr Chas Booth, Edinburgh Council has unanimously agreed a public consultation on the future of Picardy Place …

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Road maintenance policies – Edinburgh Council

This page refers to road resurfacing or reconstruction, not to pothole filling. Priorities for road resurfacing are decided once a year, based on an algorithm which depends on road condition, type of road and traffic usage; and capital funds are used.

Pothole filling uses a completely different process, including responding to user feedback, and […]

Double deputation!! .. Tramlines/CityCentre + Sheriffhall

On June 29 morning, Spokes was making 2 deputations – one at Edinburgh Council (on tramlines and city centre issues) and one at the Scottish Parliament (on Sheriffhall roundabout and wider trunk road/cycling issues). Watch both here…

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#SpokesBB 2017 : Council to be “most cycle-friendly” in Edinburgh’s history

Speaking at Spokes’s 2017 Bike Breakfast, Cllr Adam McVey, incoming Council Leader, said the new Council would be the most cycle-friendly in Edinburgh’s history…

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Spokes 2017 Council Hustings – report

Our April 6 Hustings gave the 70 or so people who came along a great chance to interact with politicians from the 5 main parties standing for Edinburgh City Council …

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