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Transforming the City Centre, Picardy and Leith Street

Latest 6.12.17: ‘Picardy Group’ set up to oppose the Picardy Place gyratory plan. Manifesto Broughton Spurtle article

It is not widely realised that Edinburgh City Council has begun internal discussions on a potential major ‘Transformation’ of the City Centre…

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Regional 🚲 perspective is vital – #SpokesMtg

Councils in the Lothians are keen to grow bike use, but face similar problems of budget cuts, extensive new greenfield housing, scary A- and B-roads, and inadequate funding and coordination on cross-boundary cycleroutes. These were top messages from our packed-out public meeting on cycling plans in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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Scottish Parliament debates🚲and🚶‍♀️

Spokes was referenced by no fewer than five MSPs during the debate! An interesting set of amendments was discussed, but there were no new announcements and one important funding issue was forgotten …

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Cycling Plans in the New Councils – November 9 Public Meeting

New Edinburgh and Lothians Councils were elected in May 2017. Now that they have settled in, what are their plans and policies for cycling as transport? Find out and ask your questions at our public meeting on Thursday 9 November…

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Spokes Bulletin 129 … featuring E-mobility & big cycling investment

Our Winter 2017/18 Bulletin is out … with a special feature on e-mobility and highlighting the great Scottish government decision to double active travel investment to £15 per person. And, of course, there’s much more … read on!! … […]

Tramline safety measures

The Council has outlined its phased programme to improve cyclist tramline safety, with phase 1 being implemented in the immediate future…

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No-way and 1-way problems top our Low-Cost competition

30.9.17 Latest: Transport Cttee motion by Cllr Chas Booth asking for competition entries to be followed up by the Council Localities. See item 9.1 in the agenda and item 23 here in the approved minutes of the 5.10.17 Committee. 28.2.19 Committee report on action by the Localities – see appendix to the 28.2.19 Business Bulletin. […]

Tramline safety update

Plans are underway to try and improve the safety of Edinburgh’s tramline system for people travelling by bike…

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Picardy re-think ??

Aug 16 latest: Excellent Picardy Place article by Broughton Spurtle. Following a joint deputation by Spokes and Living Streets, and a motion by Cllr Chas Booth, Edinburgh Council has unanimously agreed a public consultation on the future of Picardy Place …

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George Street – Festival bike route

Spokes has had a series of useful discussions with the organisers, Essential Edinburgh, over maintaining the George Street cycleroute during the Festival.

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