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Three April events PoP up

The latest Spokesworker is out – with a call to help at Pedal on Parliament, news of 2 long-distance route events, and lots more local and national news…

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Cycling: Past, Present and Possible Futures

The Spokes Spring public meeting was our best ever, with an articulate and overflowing audience and some great ideas for Edinburgh’s future…

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Understanding Cycling : Spokes Spring Public Meeting

Professor Colin Pooley of Lancaster University will outline findings from the pioneering and controversial Understanding Walking and Cycling  research study.   Edinburgh Council leader Cllr Andrew Burns will respond, followed by a panel discussion.   All welcome!!

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Facts on our roads as they are today

Nearly 200 Edinburgh cyclists received £30 penalties in 2012/13… 75% of drivers admitted “risky” driving, according to Police Scotland… 496 Edinburgh pedestrians were seriously injured by cars in 2006-2010 (6 by cyclists)… More facts in Spokes Bulletin 118, out March 1st… [...]

Season’s Greetings from Spokes

Seasoning to suit all tastes… Christmas Present … Oliver Twist (he was right!) … The Wise Men (and Women) … A New Birth … Angel required … A Room in the (Gard)Inn … A Time for Friends … Our favourite cheeps (tweeters only) … … Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (click here to guarantee [...]

Bikes up, Cars down – again!!

The November Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes (up even on May numbers) and the lowest ever November count of private cars.  Remarkably, more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike…

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PANs and PAs [not pandas!]

The Spokes website has successfully given birth to a new page (two, in fact) ! …

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Spokes Gardens Bike Storage factsheet now in use

The Spokes factsheet on bike storage in gardens has been deemed ‘appropriate’ by Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee and will now be referenced in the Council’s Planning Guidance to Householders…

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Towards 2020!!

With the likelihood of additional Scottish Government cycling investment  Spokes has issued a discussion paper on how cycling infrastructure investment could be implemented in the period up to 2020…

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Pigeon droppings prevail!

[Updated Sept 16]   The Spokes 2013 Summer Competition – for a photo and caption on the theme Cycling with a Purpose – has now been judged.

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