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Welcome To Spokes

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New Cycling Solutions for Edinburgh … Nov 15 #SpokesMtg

Don’t own a bike??  Nowhere to store a bike??  Need more carrying capacity??

Many of the restrictions which used to limit bike travel and transport are fading thanks to new innovations and opportunities, including cycle hire, secure bike storage and growing use of cargo bikes.  Find out what’s happening from the people delivering the new solutions…

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Spokes Bulletin 135 – targets v. actions

The Scottish Government has set bold climate targets, but these must be matched by bold actions – particularly on transport, Scotland’s biggest emissions source.

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#SpokesComp 2019 – Inspired to use a bike!!

Who or what inspired you, or who did you inspire, to get about by bike, especially for everyday journeys?  Our summer competition uncovered many sources of inspiration, most notably friends and relations, concerns about climate and environment and the desire for health and fitness.

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Bike Storage for Flats and Tenements

Spokes has published a new factsheet, How to be a Cycling Flat-Dweller. The factsheet covers everything from in the flat, in the stair, in gardens, or on the street – and even with a few extra hints for storing e-bikes or cargo bikes.

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#SpokesComp closes 1 September

Don’t miss out on these great prizes!!!

Full details and how to enter here.

NB – we have extended the closing date till the end of the weekend, i.e. Sun 1 September.

#SpokesComp: My Cycling Inspiration

For our 2019 summer competition we’d like to know what inspired you to start getting around by bike – or how you inspired someone else to start.

There are brilliant prizes – vouchers/tickets for cafes, bike shops, entertainment; a Scotland rail trip for 2; and an amazing new prize of a £500 voucher towards purchase of a cargo bike!!

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#SpokesMtg report – City Centre Transformation

Latest: Spokes response to the Transformation Proposals consultation.

Almost every one of the 110 chairs was filled at our public meeting on Edinburgh Council’s City Centre Transformation Proposals.

Top theme to emerge from the talks and the hour-long discussion was that the proposals are encouraging and bold – but that they involve a process of ongoing planning, feedback and implementation in which it is vital to keep engaged. The monthly Sunday car-free Open Streets, now underway, are are the very first step.

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Yes, it’s a Transformation!

Latest: Spokes Bulletin 134 now out, with special features on the 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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City Centre Transformation, the proposals … June 14 #SpokesMtg

We hope (and expect?) that the Transformation proposals (to be announced in mid-May) will mark a major change of the city centre and its approaches, to a much more pedestrian and bike-friendly place. Our June 14 public meeting will hear the details and early reactions – and give you a chance to have your say and influence how the details develop.

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