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… Continue reading Spokes Gardens Bike Storage factsheet now in use
The Scottish Government has announced a welcome increase in cycling investment in the 14/15 draft budget – but funding drops again in 15/16 and in any case is nowhere near enough to meet the government’s own ambition for 10% of all journeys in Scotland to be by bike by 2020…
Latest!! Competition prizewinning photos/captions Cycling with a Purpose will be on display at mtg Continue reading Cycling Investment: Spokes Autumn Public Mtg – 19 Nov
It is now clear that the £10m announced in the draft 14/15 budget is genuinely additional cycling investment. And up to £3.6m of the new money goes to turning the Leith Walk revamp into an “exemplar” project to boost cycling and walking. [Article updated 26.9.13 with SCCS campaign] … Continue reading Cash for Scotland + Leith Walk
Edinburgh Bike Station is facing massive demand for bicycles as students arrive at the start of the new academic year. The stocks of donated bikes are running low… Continue reading Bike Donations Needed Now!!
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… Continue reading Towards 2020!!
[Updated Sept 16] The Spokes 2013 Summer Competition – for a photo and caption on the theme Cycling with a Purpose – has now been judged. Continue reading Pigeon droppings prevail!
The Scottish Government’s draft budget seems likely to increase cycling investment in 2014/15, a very welcome development, albeit that it will still be far below what is needed to reach the government’s own 2020 cycle-use ambitions. However, the budget details are hugely obscure, and only after further announcements will greater clarity, hopefully, emerge. Continue reading Budget bewilderment
Spokes members Mark Lazarowicz MP, Sheila Gilmore MP and Ian Murray MP all spoke in the 2 September UK Parliament debate on Julian Huppert MP‘s motion in support of the Get Britain Cycling report, with several references in Parliament to Spokes, Edinburgh Council and Pedal on Parliament… Continue reading Get Britain Cycling!
Thousands of people are expected to try out cycling on traffic-free roads in Edinburgh this Saturday 7 September… Continue reading Edinburgh SkyRide 7 Sept 2013
The Scottish and UK governments are investing at far too low a level to provide widespread feel-safe cycling conditions anytime soon, and many people have to cycle on busy roads if they wish to get quickly from some A’s to some B’s. So how should cycling be portrayed and promoted whilst this situation remains? … Continue reading Thank You for Using a Bike Today*