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Spokes Bike Breakfast 2018 : Bike use at tipping point?

Another hugely enjoyable Bike Breakfast for the many people who came along on their way to work – but with a serious message for the politicians.

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2017 top tweets: bike/rail, budgets, road danger, infrastructure

Below are the most popular Spokes tweets from the last 12 months, measured by the number of retweets (RTs). A fascinating picture!!

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Traffic count: highest ever Nov bike %, despite extra diverted cars

Our November traffic count, averaged over our 4 regular count points, found bikes forming 16.5% of all vehicles – our highest ever November percentage, just over last year’s 16.4%. Bikes comprised 22.9% of all citybound vehicles (the highest ever) and 8.2% southbound (down slightly from 8.9% last year).

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Spokes is 40!!

“Spokes led that charge, which was a lonely position when Spokes began … but they were right,” Cllr Adam McVey, Leader of Edinburgh City Council.

“One of the most effective campaign groups I’ve ever known – and all done by volunteers. Proud to have been a member for 30+ years!” Mark Lazarowicz, former Council Leader […]

Regional 🚲 perspective is vital – #SpokesMtg

Councils in the Lothians are keen to grow bike use, but face similar problems of budget cuts, extensive new greenfield housing, scary A- and B-roads, and inadequate funding and coordination on cross-boundary cycleroutes. These were top messages from our packed-out public meeting on cycling plans in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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#SpokesMtg Thursday Nov 9 – update

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Cycling Plans in the New Councils – November 9 Public Meeting

New Edinburgh and Lothians Councils were elected in May 2017. Now that they have settled in, what are their plans and policies for cycling as transport? Find out and ask your questions at our public meeting on Thursday 9 November…

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No-way and 1-way problems top our Low-Cost competition

30.9.17 Latest: Transport Cttee motion by Cllr Chas Booth asking for competition entries to be followed up by the Council Localities. See item 9.1 in the agenda and item 23 here in the approved minutes of the 5.10.17 Committee. 28.2.19 Committee report on action by the Localities – see appendix to the 28.2.19 Business Bulletin. […]

Competition: Low Cost Actions to Boost Bike Use

Big change needs big schemes – but many little things can be done quickly to make cycling life better. For example, a flush kerb, an employer initiative, signs, landscaping, blocking a rat-run, allowing two-way cycling in a quiet one-way street, maybe something really innovative. Ideas likely to cost up to a few £1000s, so not […]

Double deputation!! .. Tramlines/CityCentre + Sheriffhall

On June 29 morning, Spokes was making 2 deputations – one at Edinburgh Council (on tramlines and city centre issues) and one at the Scottish Parliament (on Sheriffhall roundabout and wider trunk road/cycling issues). Watch both here…

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