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…


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!!


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 happen …


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.


Bike Space on ScotRail trains

Many central-Scotland trains, including Edinburgh-Glasgow main line, are to be replaced by new electric trains. Are you concerned about bike space in the new trains??


Scotland Cycling Cash Uncertainty

Officers responsible for cycling projects in councils around Scotland beg every year for certainty and clarity about what funding will be available in future years, so they can plan sensibly. But certainty and clarity are looking increasingly unlikely for next financial year, 2016/17…


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…