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PoP 2016 biggest ever!!

The biggest & best PoP ever … literally thousands of people, all calling for proper investment in cycling as an everyday means of transport …

photo: beqi at flickr.com

photo: beqi at flickr.com

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Sat 23 Apr: Pedal on Parliament!!

What the political parties are promising … click here and here

What you can do about it … click here

… including Saturday 23 April, Pedal on Parliament 2016!!

Why??  Because this and this and the lovely PoP video* here…

*the video is from last year, so has a different date – the 2016 date is April 23

Favourite Cycle Rides

Spokes has published a great new booklet based on prizewinning entries from our 2015 Favourite Rides competition… Continue reading Favourite Cycle Rides

Spokes Holyrood Hustings – report

Our March 21 public meeting gave the 100 people who came along a great chance to interact with politicians standing for the Holyrood Parliament, and many lessons emerged from the meeting … Continue reading Spokes Holyrood Hustings – report

Bike/rail cuts: opposition mounts

Our tweet about Transport Scotland’s bike/rail cuts is now easily our most popular ever, with 95 retweets already

Update 28 March:  nearly 150 retweets and many appalled comments (a selection below).  Also in the national press…

The Herald online 29.03.16Full story in Herald printed paper.

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Welcome To Spokes

Welcome to the online home of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle CampaignContinue reading Welcome To Spokes

Cuts coming to train bike spaces

[Update – ‘Opposition mounts‘]
Spokes has written to Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Transport and Islands, about plans by Transport Scotland which will worsen cycle carriage capacity on two of Scotland’s key routes for bike/rail travel – Edinburgh-Falkirk-Glasgow main line and the West Highland Lines – including a drastic capacity cut on the latter. Continue reading Cuts coming to train bike spaces

Thu 5 May 2016: Holyrood Election

The Holyrood election is approaching and is critical to cycling/transport policies/budgets for the next 5 years.   We’ll tell you here how to make the most of the opportunity in Edinburgh and the Lothians … Continue reading Thu 5 May 2016: Holyrood Election

Spokes Bulletin 124: Business backs Bikes

Out now!!  Including: Bikes are good for business, large or small; Edinburgh Bike Life report; Government transport priorities; Holyrood election + many local and national issues …  Read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 124: Business backs Bikes

Budget blow to walk & cycle

With no changes in the finalised budget, the Scottish Government has set the ground for a retreat on walking and cycling by Councils across the country… Continue reading Budget blow to walk & cycle