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Forth Road Bridge closure – cycling opportunity

Update 15.12.15: FORTHBRIDGE CLOSURE SURVEY by Glasgow and Leeds universities
Update 10.12.15: Craigie’s Farm letter to MSPs “Three of our staff normally cycle to work over the bridge”
Update 10.12.15: Torquil Crichton in The Record “Of course … featherweight cyclists should be allowed …”
Update 9.12.15: First reply from Transport Minister, via Cara Hilton MSP

Spokes has written to Transport Minister Derek Mackay MSP asking for urgent attention to the cycling opportunities and problems resulting from the bridge closure… Continue reading Forth Road Bridge closure – cycling opportunity

Spokes at #ScotClimateMarch and #Ed2Paris

Spokes joined 5000 others (police estimate) at the #ScotClimateMarch calling for a legally binding international agreement at the Paris #COP21 climate summitContinue reading Spokes at #ScotClimateMarch and #Ed2Paris

Public mtg calls for Fairer Funding

Two main themes ran through our Nov 17 Climate/Transport/Cycling public meeting – the need for fairer funding, and the importance of concerned individuals (such as you?) being pro-active in making friends, colleagues and politicians more aware of climate and transport issues, and their interaction… Continue reading Public mtg calls for Fairer Funding

Sat 28 Nov … Scotland’s Climate March

Continue reading Sat 28 Nov … Scotland’s Climate March

Spokes public mtg Nov 17, pre-report

Despite the rather wet ‘climate’ over 100 people* enjoyed one of our best public meetings ever! – on Climate, Transport & Cycling.  A report will follow in a few days, but meantime see all the tweets at #Spokesmtg – and do retweet any that you like!

*People who cycle don’t seem to be put off by rain hardly any more than those who drive!! – see our November traffic count.

Nov 17+28 Climate, Transport, Cycle, Walk

Continue reading Nov 17+28 Climate, Transport, Cycle, Walk

The mystery/history 500,000th bike ride!

If our November cycle count day was wet, November 13 was wetter – and windier.  Yet there were nearly 1500 bike rides past the Meadows public counter – including, at around 7pm, the 500,000th of 2015!! Continue reading The mystery/history 500,000th bike ride!

Cycling (and driving) in the rain

Our November traffic count encountered the dreichest day of any count, and bike use fell 11% from last year’s dry and mild November count.  But cyclists didn’t jump into a car … indeed, car use fell 7% to its lowest ever November figure … Continue reading Cycling (and driving) in the rain

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 happenContinue reading ScotRail: Fight for Flexible Space

Spokes Bulletin 123: Edinburgh 11.8% cycle commuting

Out now!!  Including: Scottish Household Survey confirms Edinburgh cycling/transport successes, though there’s still far to go.  Climate, transport & cycling special issue + many local and national issues …  Read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 123: Edinburgh 11.8% cycle commuting