November 2015
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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…


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!! … […]

Cycling cash 15/16 highest ever (just!)

Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay MSP has announced an additional £3.3m for active travel (mainly infrastructure) this financial year, bringing the total to nearly £40m, roughly 1.9% of total transport spending.


Nov 17 public mtg: Climate, Transport & Cycling

With the world climate summit in Paris in December, and huge climate marches in Edinburgh and across the globe on Nov 28/29, our autumn public meeting will consider the relationship between climate change and transport … from trunk roads to cycling … from national politics to how we commute…


Cash for cycling – or for trunk roads?

UK Chancellor George Osborne, whilst cutting public transport and active travel, has in effect ring-fenced trunk road construction against cuts. Will the Scottish Government follow his example or will they use this opportunity to strengthen investment in active and public transport?


Glasgow-Edinburgh trains: please help

Scotrail are now planning the internal design of the new electric trains which will run on the Edinburgh-Falkirk-Glasgow main line and on various local lines in Central Scotland. They are consulting Spokes and other organisations…


“We are happy to welcome bikes”

Edinburgh Trams is the first UK company, and Edinburgh City the first UK Council, to agree to permanent bike carriage on regular tram services* …


Public Mtg calls for Train/Bike space

Over 100 people came to our summer public meeting to talk about bike/rail integration. The overwhelming concern during an extensive QA session following the presentations was about bike carriage on trains – space and certainty for passengers, and opportunities for operators…


Great 2015 SpokesBB. Next year #SpokesBB!!

Despite a damp June 17, there was a great turnout and lots of appreciative comment at our 2015 Spokes Bike Breakfast.


Abellio Scotrail Cycle Innovation plan

Abellio’s exciting plan for bike/rail integration in Scotland is now public – just in time for our June 15 bike/rail public meeting…