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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?…

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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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Facts on our roads as they are today

Nearly 200 Edinburgh cyclists received £30 penalties in 2012/13… 75% of drivers admitted “risky” driving, according to Police Scotland… 496 Edinburgh pedestrians were seriously injured by cars in 2006-2010 (6 by cyclists)… More facts in Spokes Bulletin 118, out March 1st… [...]

Policing Plan + Spokesworker

November sees drop-in police consultation events around the city to gather ideas and comments for Edinburgh Local Policing Plan 2014-17…

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Spokes Bulletin 117

Out now!  …  Government cycling cash;  Garden storage victory ;  Spokes annual cycling investment survey; Stop Climate Chaos supplement; Great Spokes maps offer; and loads more…

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Tramline Traumas

In the first 2 days after Haymarket area was reopened to traffic we heard of 4 cyclist tramline crashes, three involving minor injury and bike damage, and one with no injury, but which was video’d.  Crashes continue with dreadful frequency.  Why is this happening, and what is your safest route?…

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Towards 2020!!

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…

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Thank You for Using a Bike Today*

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? …

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F2F: Solway to Forth

Update Dec 2013:  Solway to Forth inital outline map [pdf 2MB] There’s a great new idea for a ‘Firth to Firth’ holiday cycle route…

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Worst week : What now ?

Could this be the worst week ever for cycling and for sustainable transport policy in general?

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