August 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

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…

[...]

Hot breakfast!

Even the sun visited this year’s June 18 Spokes Bike Breakfast – with another great turnout and lots of appreciative comments…

[...]

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 ON…

[...]

And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

The May 2014 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars.  During the 8-9am peak period more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike, as were nearly one quarter of all citybound Forrest Road [...]

Spokes canal discussion document

[Update 9.5.14: Evening News report] The canal and its towpath are succeeding in attracting more and more users.  How can the pressures be accommodated?…

[...]

Tramlines: take care & take action

Tramline crashes are now less frequent than in 2013, with changes to the Haymarket taxi rank and greater awareness by regular cyclists.   Nonetheless they continue.  What can be done?…

[...]

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…

[...]

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…

[...]

Spokes Bulletin 118

Out now!  …  Edinburgh progress in sustainable transport; Preventing Haymarket tramline crashes;  Transport & Planning: failure in joined-up thinking; Council Local Transport Strategy supplement; Everyday bike use pictures; and loads more…

[...]

Edinburgh Local Transport Strategy 2014-19

[Update 14.1.14: The LTS was approved today by councillors and can now be quoted as Council policy] [Update Feb 2014: There is an LTS pull-out supplement in Spokes Bulletin 118] [Update June 2104: Links added below to council progress reports on 20mph and on school streets]. The Council’s new Local Transport Strategy is a major document [...]