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Waverley Welcome

From Fortress Waverley to Welcoming Waverley! Spokes congratulates Network Rail on its change of heart, to allow cycle access from Waverley Bridge, thus also removing pushed-bikes from the congested pedestrian footway…

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Cash for cycling – or for trunk roads?

UK Chancellor George Osborne, whilst cutting public transport and active travel, has in effect ring-fenced trunk road construction against cuts. Will the Scottish Government follow his example or will they use this opportunity to strengthen investment in active and public transport?

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Glasgow-Edinburgh trains: please help

Scotrail are now planning the internal design of the new electric trains which will run on the Edinburgh-Falkirk-Glasgow main line and on various local lines in Central Scotland. They are consulting Spokes and other organisations…

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Public Mtg calls for Train/Bike space

Over 100 people came to our summer public meeting to talk about bike/rail integration. The overwhelming concern during an extensive QA session following the presentations was about bike carriage on trains – space and certainty for passengers, and opportunities for operators…

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Abellio Scotrail Cycle Innovation plan

Abellio’s exciting plan for bike/rail integration in Scotland is now public – just in time for our June 15 bike/rail public meeting…

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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…

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PoP2015: we need hardly remind you!!

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CargoBikes in Scotland

Spokes has submitted evidence about cargobikes to the Scottish Parliament ICI Committee’s Inquiry into Freight Transport in Scotland…

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UK General Election 2015

Information and links to help you decide…

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Scottish Government cycling cash 2001-2015

Funding for cycling in Scotland in 2014/15 is at its highest level ever, though it is well below what would be needed to achieve the 2020 ‘vision‘ of 10% of trips by bike … and without further changes it will fall somewhat in 2015/16 …

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