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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

Fortress Waverley

Update 16.10.14: Fortress Waverley raised in UK Parliament by Mark Lazarowicz MP [2.23pm->]  [quote is below]
Update 15.8.14: Network Rail letter to Mark Lazarowicz MP.  Network Rail may reconsider delivery arrangements, but no timescale.   So – ask your MSPs when!!  Find them at www.writetothem.com
Update 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…
[August update – how £4.5m of the cash will be used –  Sustrans press release   table of projects] 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