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Welcome To Spokes

Welcome to the online home of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle CampaignContinue reading Welcome To Spokes

Fortress Waverley

Stop Press 10.7.14:  Our story hits The Guardian – bike blog

Spokes has been contacted by many members and others about the Network Rail decision to ban cycling from Waverley Bridge down into the station on both ramps… Continue reading Fortress Waverley

Scotland’s Bike-Rail future

Bids are now in to the Scottish Government from five companies to run Scotrail for the 10 years from March 2015… Continue reading Scotland’s Bike-Rail future

Competition: ‘My Memorable Moment’

Everyone with a bike has had some fantastic moments – and maybe some not so good!   Tell us your memorable moment and you could win a great prize plus some modest fame… Continue reading Competition: ‘My Memorable Moment’

Thanks for shopping – by bike!

Anyone shopping by bike at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on June 21 received a thank-you goody-bag from Spokes, with contents supplied by generous stallholders… Continue reading Thanks for shopping – by bike!

Hot breakfast!

Even the sun visited this year’s June 18 Spokes Bike Breakfast – with another great turnout and lots of appreciative comments… Continue reading Hot breakfast!

£7m new active travel cash

The Scottish Government has announced £7m completely new money for cycling and walking infrastructure, to be spent this financial year 2014/15… Continue reading £7m new active travel cash

Spokes Bulletin 119 : £3m win for Lothians Councils

[Update 4.6.14  Sustrans Map showing the Community Links funding allocations]
Out now!!   Including… West Lothian & Edinburgh win big Sustrans funding; Edinburgh bikes up & cars down; Extending the Meadows cycleroute; Our summer competition with great prizes; HGV driver cycling training; Government cycling cash up 2014 but down 2015 … READ ONContinue reading Spokes Bulletin 119 : £3m win for Lothians Councils

Spokes EdFoC events: Bike Breakfast June 18; Thanks for Shopping June 21

The excellent annual Spokes Bike Breakfast will be between 7.45-9.45am on Weds 18 June in the City Chamber quadrangle on Edinburgh’s High Street… Continue reading Spokes EdFoC events: Bike Breakfast June 18; Thanks for Shopping June 21

And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

The May 2014 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars.  During the 8-9am peak period more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike, as were nearly one quarter of all citybound Forrest Road vehicles… Continue reading And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

Spokes canal discussion document

[Update 9.5.14: Evening News report]
The canal and its towpath are succeeding in attracting more and more users.  How can the pressures be accommodated?…

Continue reading Spokes canal discussion document