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Council Election Manifestos

All Scottish Councils go to the polls on Thursday 4 May. You can help make sure the political parties have bike-friendly manifestos!!

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Transport Cttee 1.11.16 … Bike storage ↑↑ … Bus lanes ↓↓

Edinburgh Council’s November Transport Committee both delights us (on secure bike storage) and appals us (on bus lane cuts) …

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East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: yes and maybe

At the August 30 Edinburgh Council Transport Committee every political party supported the Council’s planned East-West City Centre cycleroute – but a decision between options A and B at the controversial Roseburn section was deferred and delegated…

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East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: Decision Time

Stop Press: Ride the Route – Monday 29 August – meet 7.45, Charlotte Square

The 30 August meeting of the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee will decide on the plans for an East-West cycle route from Roseburn to Leith Walk across Edinburgh city centre, and we urge supporters to contact their councillors now…

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George Street : cycling in the Festival

The Fringe started early for cyclists this year, with an obstacle course for those using George Street.

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Bike Breakfast 2016 #SpokesBB

Despite a damp June 15, there was a great turnout and lots of appreciative comment at our 2016 Spokes Bike Breakfast…

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Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓ … again!!

The May 2016 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars. During the 8-9am peak period a remarkable 22.7% of all vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road were bikes, as was 26.1% of citybound Forrest Road traffic…

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Thu 5 May 2016: Holyrood Election

The Holyrood election is approaching and is critical to cycling/transport policies/budgets for the next 5 years. We’ll tell you here how to make the most of the opportunity in Edinburgh and the Lothians …

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City Centre East-West route

Consultation on Edinburgh’s planned major new cycleroute ends on February 1st. It is vital for you to respond to the consultation…

Stop Press 28.1.16: The full Spokes submission is here. It begins, “SPOKES compliments the Council on its ambition in producing these proposals, which we warmly welcome.” We thank the many Spokes members who worked […]

The mystery/history 500,000th bike ride!

If our November cycle count day was wet, November 13 was wetter – and windier. Yet there were nearly 1500 bike rides past the Meadows public counter – including, at around 7pm, the 500,000th of 2015!!

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