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Bulletin 111: SNP manifest’No

The Scottish Government’s draft 2012-13 budget, now being consulted on, makes a mockery of the SNP election manifesto of just 6 months ago, which promised to “increase the proportion of transport spending on  … active and sustainable travel.”

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New Bike Bus Link From Edinburgh To Glentress

Bike Bus Glentress takes bikes and riders direct from Edinburgh city centre to Glentress twice daily at weekends and once mid-week.

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Budget update: cheeky reply

Much lobbying is happening over the disastrous Scottish draft budget 2012-13, now out for consultation.   If you are unhappy please email your MSPs.

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Onstreet overnight bike parking

Edinburgh Council has unveiled its pilot scheme to install overnight bike parking in tenemental and other areas where bikes cannot be stored indoors.   If interested for your area, apply by 9 December.

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Sheffield Cycle Campaign Conference

A sudden influx of Brompton folding bicycles at Sheffield railway station marked the start of the 2011 Cyclenation/CTC conference.  Held at Sheffield University on 15th October, this was a chance to catch up with campaign groups from across the UK as well as try out some trams that actually work.

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My Cycling Solution – 2011 competition results

Prizewinning entries have been chosen from the Spokes 2011 summer competition – to identify a problem related to using a bike, and how to solve it…

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Draft Scottish Budget – Spokes submission

Spokes has published its formal submission on the draft Scottish budget. The budget, which is now up for consultation, is every bit as bad for active travel as we feared in our initial impressions.

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Nov 17: Edinburgh and Oxford

The Spokes autumn public meeting will compare cycling policies in Edinburgh and Oxford…

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