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120-strong Spokes City Centre meeting

An amazing 120 people came to hear Edinburgh City’s Transport Convener Cllr Lesley Hinds, Essential Edinburgh’s Richard Darke and Professor Tom Rye of Napier Transport Research Institute speak about the city centre future, and the role of cycling in it…

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20 Cheers for Edinburgh!!

Edinburgh Council’s pioneering wide-area 20mph decision has brought some misleading press coverage – and it is great to see the Council, and many concerned individuals, fighting back! …

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Bus lane cuts: what you say

We now know of many people who have objected to the Council’s plans to scrap bus lane operation all day Saturdays and off-peak on weekdays. If you don’t like it either, please join them! …

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Awareness grows on bus lane cutbacks

[Update 14.2.15 – Our full objection is now downloadable below] Awareness of the Council’s planned scrapping of daytime and Saturday bus lanes is growing amongst the public and councillors [many of whom had little idea what was happening] …

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

[See also our more recent article – awareness growing] 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 given to the impact on pedestrians […]

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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New Year Cycling Resolutions?? .. Act instead!!

Keep yourself busy over the holiday (and after) .. We’ve a few suggestions ..

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Santa visits 11 Schools [not by car!]

Eleven Edinburgh schools are getting a great Christmas present, with cars to be banned in adjacent streets at opening and closing times. Another 20 schools wrote to Santa, but sadly missed out this year…

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Road maintenance cycling innovation

Edinburgh Council is to raise the priority for road resurfacing on roads important to cycling. No other Council in Scotland – and possibly the UK – has built this in to their calculations of which roads most need resurfacing.

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