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Top Tweets 2018: a hiatus year

We list the most popular Spokes tweets from the last 12 months, measured by the number of retweets (RTs).  They reflect a year in which there were no major threats to existing facilities or to existing major cycleroute proposals, but where no significant new cycleroute facilities appeared in the heart of the city either, although much future planning took place and of course there was the launch of Edinburgh’s long-awaited Bike Hire scheme. Continue reading Top Tweets 2018: a hiatus year

#SpokesMtg … Diversity & Opportunity

Growing opportunities enabling more and more categories of people to get about by bike were a top feature of our ‘Diversity Rules’ public meetingContinue reading #SpokesMtg … Diversity & Opportunity

#SpokesCount: highest ever Nov bike %

Our November 2018 traffic count, averaged over our 4 regular count points, found bikes forming 16.8% of all vehicles – the highest ever November percentage, up from last year’s 16.5%, and almost equalling the 16.9% in our summer (May) count.
Continue reading #SpokesCount: highest ever Nov bike %

Spokes Bulletin 132 … Cycling for more people

Our Winter 2018/19 Bulletin is out … showing how getting about by bike is becoming a realistic option for more and more people … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 132 … Cycling for more people

#SpokesMtg 15 Nov – Cycling for All – Diversity Rules!!

Who should be able to get around by bike safely and conveniently?? Continue reading #SpokesMtg 15 Nov – Cycling for All – Diversity Rules!!

#SpokesComp 2018 – Cycling Lives Transformed!!

Being able to cycle more (9 people); feeling safer or more confident cycling (8 people); feeling better or healthier (7 people); getting family or friends onto bikes (6 people) – many such inspiring and touching personal transformations were related by entrants to our summer competition. Continue reading #SpokesComp 2018 – Cycling Lives Transformed!!

West Lothian 2018 #SpokesMap

The new Spokes West Lothian and Livingston Cycling and Walking Map has been launched, at an event organised by West Lothian Council depute convener, Cllr Kirsteen Sullivan. Continue reading West Lothian 2018 #SpokesMap

#SpokesComp: My Cycling Transformation

Whilst Edinburgh City Council is planning a transformation for cycling (and more) we hope you have had a cycling transformation already!  So, for our 2018 summer competition, we’d like to know what has brought the biggest positive transformation in your cycling life in recent years. Continue reading #SpokesComp: My Cycling Transformation

Leith Street Limbo

Leith Street has reopened to traffic [1, 2] after its 10-month upgrade. But for all the hype about improvements, and there are indeed some welcome improvements, it remains basically the same – multiple lanes of mixed traffic, cyclists travelling uphill surrounded by lorries, cars and buses; and heavily-used footways which at the top are way below Council standards. Continue reading Leith Street Limbo

#SpokesMtg: City Centre Transformation

It is time for both Edinburgh and Glasgow Councils to create people-friendly central areas, including major restrictions on motor traffic – and both cities intend to do so.  This was the main theme to emerge from our 100-strong June 13 public meeting, addressed by top decision-makers from both cities. Continue reading #SpokesMtg: City Centre Transformation