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Welcome To Spokes

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

Road maintenance cycling innovation

Edinburgh Council is to raise the priority for road resurfacing on roads important to cycling.   No other Council in Scotland – and possibly the UK – has built this in to their calculations of which roads most need resurfacing. Continue reading Road maintenance cycling innovation

Budget infrastructure fear

Spokes has written to John Swinney MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, over fears of a severe decline in cycling infrastructure investment in 2015/16 unless the draft Scottish budget is revised – and despite the ‘increase’ implied by his budget speech. Continue reading Budget infrastructure fear

Spokes in UK Parliament

Our member Mark Lazarowicz MP complimented Spokes and Pedal on Parliament in today’s debate on the Get Britain Cycling report, as well as raising issues which concern us… Continue reading Spokes in UK Parliament

Budget Confusion yet again!

The Scottish Government’s draft budget 2015/16 is once again as obscure as ever on active travel funding, though it looks at best static or down from 2014/15… Continue reading Budget Confusion yet again!

A new Bike-Rail era?

The franchise to run ScotRail from 1st April 2015 has been won by the Dutch Abellio Group, promising a wide range of bike-rail improvements… Continue reading A new Bike-Rail era?

Memorable Moments by Bike

If you’re looking for achievement, pleasure, excitement, if you don’t mind the occasional disaster and love the unexpected – try getting out on your bike!  Our summer competition revealed an astonishingly diverse range of Memorable Moments with a bike… Continue reading Memorable Moments by Bike

Public meeting: Cycling Development in the Lothians

The Spokes Autumn public meeting will feature senior councillors from East, Mid and West Lothian, plus Edinburgh City … Continue reading Public meeting: Cycling Development in the Lothians

20mph: Have Your Say by 17 Oct!!

Edinburgh Council is consulting on one of the most ambitious 20mph plans of any UK city.   But the plans risk being cut back.  You can help ensure they get through – and are improved further … Continue reading 20mph: Have Your Say by 17 Oct!!

Edinburgh Bus Lane Retreat

Despite its policies to boost bus and cycle use – policies which are succeeding – Edinburgh Council is to experiment with bus lane changes which benefit private motor traffic at the expense of cycling and bus… Continue reading Edinburgh Bus Lane Retreat

Comp closes 5 September

Don’t leave it too late to win ScotRail first class tickets, a £50 Bike Coop voucher, cinema tickets, some great free food, not to mention a hair-do! … Continue reading Comp closes 5 September