November 2015
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Sat 28 Nov … Scotland’s Climate March

Full details here. Here’s one tweet of many.

There will be a Spokes banner. Join us from 11.45 Middle Meadow Walk. Also visit our Spokes stall in the marquee at Princes St Gardens at end of the march.


On the same day, Spokes member Martyn Edelsten and 5 other intrepid cyclists set off to […]

Nov 17+28 Climate, Transport, Cycle, Walk


ScotRail: Fight for Flexible Space

Spokes has produced a new factsheet making the case for a flexible space in every coach on ScotRail trains, as is common in European rail systems. We need your help to make this happen …


Cycling cash 15/16 highest ever (just!)

Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay MSP has announced an additional £3.3m for active travel (mainly infrastructure) this financial year, bringing the total to nearly £40m, roughly 1.9% of total transport spending.


Bike Space on ScotRail trains

Many central-Scotland trains, including Edinburgh-Glasgow main line, are to be replaced by new electric trains. Are you concerned about bike space in the new trains??


Scotland Cycling Cash Uncertainty

Officers responsible for cycling projects in councils around Scotland beg every year for certainty and clarity about what funding will be available in future years, so they can plan sensibly. But certainty and clarity are looking increasingly unlikely for next financial year, 2016/17…


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…


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?


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…


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…