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Yes, it’s a Transformation!

Edinburgh City Council’s long-awaited City Centre Transformation proposals have been published and, perhaps almost unbelievably, they do seem to live up to their name. The Council, and particularly project leader Daisy Narayanan and Transport Convener Cllr Lesley Macinnes, deserve huge credit.

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Top 2015 Tweets: a New Year message?

Here are our most popular tweets from the last 12 months, measured by the number of retweets (RTs). What will we see in 2016??

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Nov 17 public mtg: Climate, Transport & Cycling

With the world climate summit in Paris in December, and huge climate marches in Edinburgh and across the globe on Nov 28/29, our autumn public meeting will consider the relationship between climate change and transport … from trunk roads to cycling … from national politics to how we commute…

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Traffic Count : Bikes highest ever %

Despite a cold and windy morning, the May Spokes traffic count found bikes forming 16.5% of all vehicles at our 4 count points, the highest ever %, and only the second time to exceed 16%…

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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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Bikes on Trams – a UK First

[June 30 update – Bikes on Trams now permanent] [May 27 update – bike trial continues in June] Bikes will be carried on off-peak regular tram services in Edinburgh in May – a UK first for Edinburgh Council and for Edinburgh Trams!!

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Lothians interest – packed out meeting!

According to the janitor, 140-150 people attended the Spokes public meeting on Lothians cycling development…

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Comp closes 5 September

Don’t leave it too late to win ScotRail first class tickets, a £50 Bike Coop voucher, cinema tickets, some great free food, not to mention a hair-do! …

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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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Contact MSPs!! – Spokesworker 30.12.10 [updated 19 Jan]

Several major decisions on future funding for cycling will be taken in the next few weeks. You can help!! – please contact your MSPs …

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