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Bus/cycle lanes -> car/lorry lanes … unless you object

[See also our more recent article – awareness growing]
Edinburgh Council is planning to convert all bus lanes into peak-hour only, also scrapping Saturday bus lanes entirely.  A total of 22km of all-day bus lanes will be affected – and it appears that little or no thought has been given to the impact on pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading Bus/cycle lanes -> car/lorry lanes … unless you object

Spokes Spring Public Meeting: the Bicycle in the City Centre

The Spokes Spring public meeting on Thurs 26 March will discuss the future of Edinburgh city centre – particularly Princes Street / George Street – and the role of the bicycle there.  Our headline speaker is Cllr Lesley Hinds, Convener of Edinburgh City’s Transport Committee. Continue reading Spokes Spring Public Meeting: the Bicycle in the City Centre

Leith Street cycling future – or not?

The cycling future of Leith Street is up for grabs in the St James Quarter proposals.  A segregated cycleroute up from Picardy Place will end at Calton Road, with no connection to Princes Street… Continue reading Leith Street cycling future – or not?

Spokes website is back up and running

Spokes has moved to a new web host, 1&1.  It now feels faster, and we hope to experience less downtime.  The website should now be fully functional, but email us if you have any problems.  However, before raising any issues, please clear your browser, history and cookie cache.

Budget Hope?

The vote on the Scottish 2015/16 budget is near … and there is some hope of improvement in cycling infrastructure investment … Continue reading Budget Hope?

MSPs seek ‘substantial additional funding’ for active travel

In a detailed reponse to the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2015-16, MSPs on the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee (ICI) recommend that the government consider “substantial additional funding” to roll out sustainable and active travel projects… Continue reading MSPs seek ‘substantial additional funding’ for active travel

No new cycling cash!

The government’s first ever active travel debate brings no new initiatives and no new cash!  Why was this debate called? Continue reading No new cycling cash!

Parliament Active Travel Debate

Wednesday 7 January 2015 brings what we think is the first ever Scottish government-sponsored debate on active travel – a great development.  Scotland needs a big ramping up in cycling & walking investment – but maybe we’ll at least have a wee one! Continue reading Parliament Active Travel Debate

New Year Cycling Resolutions?? .. Act instead!!

Keep yourself busy over the holiday (and after) .. We’ve a few suggestions .. Continue reading New Year Cycling Resolutions?? .. Act instead!!

Santa visits 11 Schools [not by car!]

Eleven Edinburgh schools are getting a great Christmas present, with cars to be banned in adjacent streets at opening and closing times.  Another 20 schools wrote to Santa, but sadly missed out this year… Continue reading Santa visits 11 Schools [not by car!]