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Spokesworker

We contact members roughly monthly with an ‘action-update’ – the exact frequency depends on what is happening.  In the past we always used a 2-page document, called Spokesworker, available on paper and electronically, but increasingly our action-updates are email-only.   Spokesworkers now tend to be reserved for when a paper copy (as well as electronic) is useful – for example to hand out at public meetings.

Note that our main publication is the Spokes Bulletin.

141205 Action-Update 5 December 2014 [pdf 105k] : special issue to notify of quick cycle funding opportunity : various event dates : …

141112 Spokesworker 12 November 2014 [pdf 874k] : Scottish budget : Edinburgh Council budget : supermarket cycle (non-)parking : Fortress Waverley : more…

141106 Action-Update 6 November 2014 [pdf 198k] : Scottish draft budget : Edinburgh Cycling Forum membership : Lothians public meeting : planning proposals : more…

140925 Action-Update 25 September 2014 [pdf 150k] : Meadows-Canal route consultation : Spokes competition results : Roadshare petition : more…

140905 Action-Update 5 September 2014 [pdf 177k] : City-wide 20mph consultation : autumn public meeting : George St bike route opening : Borders Rail bike problems : …

140806 Action-Update 6 August 2014 [pdf 195k] : New Spokes maps : Fountainbridge masterplan application : East Lothian rail survey : more…

140718 Action-Update 18 July 2014 [pdf 173k] : Waverley cycle access ban : Planning proposals/ exhibitions : summer competition :  more…

140614 Spokesworker 14 June 2014 [pdf 212k] : St James Quarter redevelopment : Waverley cycling access ban : Volunteers needed : New North Berwick bike group : more…

140527  Action-Update 26 May 2014 [pdf 202k] : Volunteers needed : consultations : Council online cycle facilities map : …

140424  Action-Update 24 April 2014 [pdf 177k] : PoP reminder : CEC Street Design Guidance : small funding sources : consultations : …

140407  Spokesworker 7 April 2014 [pdf 1.4MB] : PoP/Solway-Forth/JohnMuir events : Various local Edinburgh developments : Spokes Haymarket tramline solution : Town Centre Active Travel : and more…

140312 Spokesworker 12 March 2014 [pdf 947k] : Canal developments : Tramline problems continue : Bike repair stations : Community Councils : Queen St station rebuild : and more…  Updated version Spokesworker 25 March [pdf 944k].

140219 Action-Update 19 February 2014 [pdf 175k] : ScotRail franchise : station bikeparking : Solway-Forth ride : Fruitmarket & Fountainbridge developments : …

140121 Spokesworker 21 January 2014 [pdf 227k] : CEC Local Transport Strategy : Bike sheds awareness needed : City Centre E-W route : planning proposals : more…

131116 Action-Update 16 November 2013 [pdf 139k] : Spokes public meeting : Meadows-Innocent consultation : traffic count : more…

131105 Action-Update 5 November 2013 [pdf 105k] : Local Policing Consultation : more…

131103 Spokesworker 3 November 2013 [pdf 662k] : Red surfacing : Planning applications website page + Morningside-Myreside path : Edinburgh Local Policing consultation : CEC Transport Cttee accepts cycling 7% of transport budget : more…

131026 Stop Press Action-Update [pdf 120k : Budget demo Oct 30 : Scot Parlt Strict Liability debate : Haymarket tramline dangers : Planning Applications/ PANs on our website : …

Action Update email circular 16 October 2013 [txt  7k] : Budget demo Oct 30 : spokes public mtg Nov 19 : Haymarket tramline problems : Edinburgh budget : more…

Spokesworker 17 August 2013 [pdf 284k] : Cycle Forum news : Local planning proposals : F2F Solway to Forth : Niceway Code bus advert : Climate matters

Spokesworker 7 July 2013 [pdf 990k] Spokes National Cycling Proposal : Spokes 2013 competition : Local developments Edinburgh & Lohians : Lots more …

Spokesworker 10 June 2013 [pdf 1.7MB] : Princes St mini-demo & deferred decision : Good news re Meadows & Leith Walk : Ongoing consultations – many! : Cycling reports for media traffic news : more..

Email circular 2 June 2013 [pdf 110k] to Edinburgh members only – urgent re Princes St decisions & mini-demo

Spokesworker 29 May 2013 [pdf 370k] : Princes St : Pothole reporting : PAN planning developments : Initiatives by Spokes members : Funding for local ideas : more…

Email circular 25 May 2013 [txt 5k] : Princes Street at Transport Cttee : Waverley bike hub : Glasgow bike hire : …

Email circular 27 April 2013 [txt 8k] : Several consultations including Princes St, Royal Mile, Granton, Edmonstone… : New Spokes documents : Bike paths guide : more …

Spokesworker 3 April 2013 [pdf 164k] : Princes St/ George St consultation : Spokes Public Meeting preview : Festival of Cycling : Smart City? : more…

Email circular 17 March 2013 [txt 5k] :  Princes St bike ban : A90 path diversion :volunteers needed : more…

Spokesworker 16 March 2103 [pdf 158k] : Princes St 1-way bike ban : Leith Walk proposals : London cycle policy & funding : copuncil petitions : police & buses : more…

Spokesworker 24 February 2013 [pdf 162k] : Consultations – public transport plan, High Street, Craigmillar, Scottish Borders : Climate 4degree warning : Queen St danger : more …

Email circular 31 January 2013  [txt 6k] : Princes St petition : Spokesworker news : Buffs special offer : Garden sheds update : …

Spokesworker 31 January 2013 [pdf 1.4MB] : Princes St petition : Video ideas competition : Bike theft data Edin & Glasgow : Scottish climate RPP2 disappointment : lots more…

Spokesworker 14 November 2012 [pdf 232k] : Scottish budget – letters needed : CAPS update: Leith Walk future : Edinburgh Transport Forum : Why casualties rising? : lots more…

Spokesworker 23 October 2012 [pdf 763k] : Value of infrastructure : SNP policies : Spokes bulk map sales : 20s plenty : Cycling project ‘of national significance’ for NPF3 : and lots more…

Email circular 20 October 2012 [doc 14k] [to members in  north & east Edinburgh + Dalry/Shandon] : consultation on colony housing status : planning proposals in Meadowbank & Ferry Rd areas

Spokesworker 22 September 2012 [pdf 158k] : Scottish Budget 13/14 : Bike Sheds banned : Leith Walk future : and more …

Email circular 19 August 2012 [txt 10k] : Edinburgh Council Cycle Policy update : New Spokes W Lothian map : Scottish budget 2013/14 : more…

Spokesworker 17 June 2012 [pdf 548k] : Competition 2012 : Market St support : taxi complaints : helmet feedback : public bike counters : new publications : more…

Email circular 13 June 2012 [txt 8k] : Edinburgh Market Street – car parking or uphill cycle lane? : Bike Breakfast & Breakfast rides : …

Spokesworker 23 May 2012 [pdf  160k] : traffic count – bikes up again : election outcomes : PoP postcards : rail fares consultation : more…

Email circular 29 April 2012 [txt 8k] : Election advice (ctd) : Rail fares consultation : Concert for Andrew : and more…

Spokesworker 16 April 2012 [pdf 161k] : Election Special for May 3 council elections – manifestos, candidates, etc : Haymarket Station future : Pedal on Parliament

Spokesworker 25 March 2012 [pdf 318k] : Election hustings : Safety Summit : Leith Walk : Market St : Responsible car parking : New Forth Bridge : more…

Spokesworker 5 March 2012 [pdf 602k] : Princes St future uncertain : Southern Arc, Haymarket to Holyrood : Cycling Manifesto for Scotland : more…

Spokesworker 21 February 2012 [pdf 740k] : Bike/rail issues : Spokes praised for budget campaigns : Bike Stn 30,000 : South Edinburgh 20mph : more …

Email circular 17 February 2012 [txt 8k] : Rail 2014 consultation : great budget decisions! : Council elections info …

Spokesworker 6 January 2012 [pdf 1.2MB] : Budget even worse than predicted : budget demo 11 Jan : Edinburgh Local Development Plan : local issues – Market St, Southern Arc, Forth Bridge path : and more …

Email circular 5 January 2012 [txt 8k] : uncertain new year : Budget Jan 11 demo : Princes St future hopes

Email circular 9 December 2011 [txt 6k] : budget update and demo : mapp buff : Princes St paradise

Spokesworker 28 November 2011 [pdf 159k] Budget Special …  arguments used by SNP : PQs : Parliament debate : other organisations

Email circular 28 November 2011 [txt 7k] : Government budget : Edinburgh Council budget : bike/rail to Inverness

Spokesworker 11 November 2011 [pdf 1.4MB] : Budget latest incl. local SNP replies : Spokes Mapp Buff : Future of Bike-Rail in ScotRail franchise : and more…

Spokesworker 25 October 2011 [pdf 192k] : This issue will accompany Bulletin 111 : Scottish budget SNP response : Development plan consultations : Ed-Glasgow bike-rail : David Attenborough on climate change: community cycle funding : and lots more…

Email circular 11 October 2011 [txt 10k] : Scottish draft budget very bad : EGIP consultation – bike capacity : Competition results : Market St lane threatened : …

Email circular 9 September 2011 [txt 5k] : Budget & spending review soon : Understanding walking & cycling : …

Email circular 31 August 2011 [txt 8k] : Big development proposals/exhibitions at Craighouse, Leith, Pleasance and Redhall : plus lots of odds & ends…

Spokesworker 19 June 2011 [pdf 153k] : Interview with cycling researcher Prof John Pucher : Bike Breakfast – MSPs & councillors attending : Weans on Wheels project tryouts : tramline safety : and lots more…

Spokesworker 30 May 2011 [pdf 209k] : This issue will accompany Bulletin 110 : Local news re: Meadows, Portobello, Edmonstone, Midlothian :  Health & Safety news & controversy : Climate change & peak oil

Spokesworker 19 April 2011 [pdf 162k] : Holyrood election manifesto cycling extracts + Spokes comments : Cycling England killed : 2nd Forth Road Bridge : and more…

Email circular 20 April 2011 [txt 5k] : Scottish Parliament elections : Family cycling factsheet : Council onstreet residential parking intentions : …

Email circular 16 March 2011 [txt 7k] : Spokes election hustings : Forth Bridge cyberaction : Active Travel Action Plan document : …

Spokesworker 7 March 2011 [pdf 226k] : Princes St longterm + bike parking : Leith waterfront consultation : Oxford/Edinburgh comparison : petrol dependency : canal lighting

Spokesworker 22 February 2011 [pdf 325k] : This issue accompanies our main annual membership renewal, so articles on donating and on email v. paper : Waterfront/Leith consultation : Muirhouse Bike Club : events : …

Spokesworker 30 December 2010 [pdf 198k] : Write to MSPs now about budget & manifestos : Bike storage offer : Recording road hazards : …

Spokesworker 24 November 2010 [pdf 2117k] : Scottish budget – potential disaster for cycling investment : Cyclenation Spokes presentation : …

Email circular 20 November 2010 [txt 5k] : Scottish budget – initial reaction : QBC consultation : events : …

Spokesworker 10 November 2010 [pdf 210k] : South Edinburgh Quality Bike Corridor & 20mph consultations : costs of 2nd Forth Road Bridge : Phase 1 of A90 path : new reports & resources – mapping, injuries, videos, …

Spokesworker 25 October 2010 [pdf 242k] : Consultation coming on first Quality Bike Corridor : 3 new visionary reports : massive greenbelt ‘gardendistrict’ proposal : Spokes summer ‘path art’ competition report : and more…

Spokesworker 8 September 2010 [pdf 391k] : Cycleroute closure at Roseburn : government considers road tolls & massive cycling boost : money for local bike projects : North Berwick rail bike carriage : planning application problems : dates : more …

Spokesworker 21 July 2010 [pdf 190k] : Cycling Action Plan for Scotland : scrutinising planning applications : successes by individual members : East Lothian Environment Strategy : SESPLAN consultation … and much more …

Email circular 30 June 2010 [txt 7k] : Draft CEC cycle action plan : tenements project starts : CEC future budgets : CAPS Scottish Cycling Action Plan + comments

Email circular 10 June 2010 [txt 7k] : Forthcoming dates : ‘The Haymarket’ big consultation : Red surfacing – how to get it : Neighbourhood Partnerships : ‘Cycling by Design’ : Active Travel parliamentary debate

Spokesworker 8 June 2010 [pdf 179k] : Tramline crashes : Towpath opening Spokes structure : Results of Better Way to  Work cycle challenge : Nov 6 Cyclenation Conference in Edinburgh: and more…

Spokesworker 20 April 2010 [pdf 209k] : New Edinburgh onstreet peak-period car parking : Open Spaces Strategy workshops – please go or respond : Edinburgh Cycle Action Plan, Spokes public meeting report : hint of a little more government cycle funding : and more…

Email circular 20 April 2010 [txt 5k] : Open Spaces Strategy – how to respond : Hundreds more Edinburgh peak-hour car-parking spaces : E Lothian bike/rail capacity

Email circular 26 March 2010 [txt 7k] : To all members in or near the controlled parking zone (CPZ) re major draft Traffic Regulation Order converting many single-yellows to additional peak-hour car-parking [some very bad] and also introducing emissions-related parking charges.

Spokesworker 21 March 2010 [pdf 209k] : Open Spaces Strategy consultation – looks hopeful : sign up to Bike Stn ‘Bike Challenge’ : Edinburgh 2007 Spokes map bulk sales offer : general election info: more…

Email circular 19 March 2010 [txt 7k] : Edinburgh Cycle Action Plan : commuting with kids : photos wanted for map and Bulletin.

Spokesworker 9 March 2010 [pdf 223k] : Objecting to the Tram TROs : Commuting with kids : Developments bad for bikes : Sustrans 2020 campaign : Dates – meetings with politicians, climate change inaction, path cleanups, bike week, Cyclenation conference, etc : and more…

Spokesworker 24 February 2010 [pdf 207k] : how to renew membership and donate to Spokes : tram TROs : tenement bike parking project application : history of St Andrews annual LEPRA ride : events : future of Princes St, St James Centre and Picardy Place : and more…

Email circular 6 January 2010 [txt 6k] : budget update & urging final letters : Snow : New Decade : New website pages – trams – public meeting reports : more…

Spokesworker 28 December 2009 [pdf 225k] : Scottish Budget – MSPs reply to member letters : extracts from TICC budget report : Edinburgh – coloured surfacing data : Princes St future : Employers wanted for 80:40:20 commuting project : and more…

Email circular 7 December 2009 [txt 6k] : Reminder to write re budget : notice of tramline tryout : other news and action

Spokesworker 5 December 2009 [pdf 223k] : Scottish Budget – TICC support more cycling investment : Ride Planet Earth – climate change evidence : tenement bike parking : workplace bike use : bike trailers : cyclists skid on new Princes St tramlines : cycling marginalised in Gogar rail/tram interchange plans

Email circular 15 November 2009 [txt 5k] : Events reminders/news + initiative to report missing onroad white lines

Spokesworker 11 November 2009 [pdf 232k] : Scottish budget latest : Scottish Parliament Inquiry into active travel : Old Dalkeith Road and other South Edin cycle projects : 10 Rail Station ‘Fietspoint’ Cycle Hubs : Edinburgh Council Road Safety Strategy – ideas wanted.

Spokesworker 27 October 2009 [pdf 215k] : Scottish budget 2010-11 : money for small local bike projects : Botanics bike parking : Spokes parking and disabilities factsheets : report of Richard Armitage Spokes public meeting : BRIGS Forth Bridge group : and lots more…

Spokesworker 9 September 2009 [pdf 245k] : Spokes £1m Competition – enter by 25 September : Mobility Week events, Sept 16-22 : Visit by cycling/transport consultant Richard Armitage : Autumn events – lots of them!! : Local news – West Port consultation, Leith vote, new A1 path, and lots more… : Zero Waste consultation : Climate Change events and pledges leading up to Copenhagen international conference in December : Cycle officer job with Sustrans : It’s time to remind MSPs about cycling investment for the forthcoming 2010/11 budget negotiations.

Spokesworker 20 July 2009 [pdf 308k] : Scottish Government Cycle Action Plan [ideas from Spokes to consider in your comments] : Spokes £1m Competition – please enter!! : help the Bike Station via an online survey : Fauldhouse to Cuba – cycling film available : Summer events, Local area news, and more…

Spokesworker 3 June 2009 [pdf 281k]
Spokesworker 26 April 2009 [pdf 464k]
Spokesworker 31 March 2009 [pdf 293k]
Spokesworker 16 March 2009 [pdf 278k]
Spokesworker 3 March 2009 [pdf 262k]
Spokesworker 19 January 2009 [pdf 204k]

Spokesworker 22 April 2007 [pdf 220k]