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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…

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Bike/Rail Scotland : update

We now have email contacts enabling you to contact bidders for the ScotRail franchise – and it is important that you do so! …

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Scotland Bike/Rail – the future

Spokes has written to the five companies intending to bid to run the ScotRail franchise …

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Independent of Cycling?

What vision does the Independence White Paper promise for transport – and for cycling and walking in particular? …

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Competition ends 6 Sept

Don’t leave it to the last minute if you want a 1st class rail ticket for two – or free cinema tickets – or great food prizes – or bike shop stuff – or more – even a hair cut!  Click here for what to do.

Borders Rail & Cycling

There will be major changes to cycleroutes in Midlothian and Borders as railway works progress over the next 2 years.  A new Sustrans website will keep you updated…

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Airdrie-Bathgate admission + Borders link

[Borders Rail paragraphs updated 7.1.13 and again 28.1.13] The Scottish Government has allocated £500k for improved cycle/pedestrian access to stations on the now 2-year old Airdrie-Bathgate railway – a welcome sum and also a tacit admission that the original plans left a lot to be desired …

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Bike-Rail Toolkit + conference

The Association of Train Operating Companies [ATOC] has published an exciting new 60-page ‘toolkit’ on how to greatly improve bike-rail integration, so as to make bike-rail a true ‘end-to-end’ journey from home to destination…

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Spokes Summer mailing

Spokes Bulletin 113 is hitting the doorsteps of all Spokes members, 1200 decision-makers across Scotland, and countless other cyclists and interested individuals (well, to be a little more precise, around 13,000 for this issue!)

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Bike/rail in Scotland: the Future : urgent!

You have until Monday 20 Feb  to submit comments on the future of rail – including bike/rail – in the Transport Scotland Rail 2014 Consultation…

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