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Active Travel: Scotland / England

How do the recent major announcements by the UK government on active travel (AT) policy in England compare with Scotland?

Our conclusion: Scotland is still best for AT funding, but the Scottish Government needs to catch up when it comes to enabling and incentivising all councils to make the best use of it.

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Bicycle Film Festival, July 16-25

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling [EdFoC] like so many events, fell to the covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021. However EdFoC has teamed up for a second time with the international Bicycle Film Festival – now coming to Edinburgh (virtually) July 16-25 and also supported by Spokes.

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Emergency CovidStreets cash, Scotland v England

Stop Press 26 May: Scot Gov trebles the £10m ‘covidstreets’ fund to £30m – as we predicted below (end of The Cash para) – and for the reasons we gave!

Both governments have allocated cash for councils to install pop-up low-cost measures – cycle lanes, road closures, wider footways etc. The aims are […]

UK General Election 2019

With virtually all cycling-related policy now a Scottish rather than a UK responsibility we are not asking individual candidates for statements or holding a hustings for the UK General Election. However, as always, we tell you which candidates are Spokes members and give any useful further information including local hustings organised by others.

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Merry Christmas Cycling Extrapolations

“The bicycle is one of the most beneficial of human inventions but we haven’t quite finished extrapolating its possibilities“

… Quentin Blake, Guardian Christmas Cartoon

“Every day in the run-up to the holidays, top illustrators are drawing festive scenes for all to share” … in The Guardian

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UK General Election 2015

Information and links to help you decide…

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Get Britain Cycling!

Spokes members Mark Lazarowicz MP, Sheila Gilmore MP and Ian Murray MP all spoke in the 2 September UK Parliament debate on Julian Huppert MP‘s motion in support of the Get Britain Cycling report, with several references in Parliament to Spokes, Edinburgh Council and Pedal on Parliament…

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Worst week : What now ?

Could this be the worst week ever for cycling and for sustainable transport policy in general?

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London v. Edinburgh

London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, has introduced a remarkable new cycling policy, backed up by serious funding. How does this, and particularly the funding levels, compare to Edinburgh?

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London praises Edinburgh!

Edinburgh’s groundbreaking decision to allocate 5% [rising by 1% a year] of its transport budget to cycling investment has been quoted in the London Assembly as an example to the Mayor, Boris Johnson…

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