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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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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…

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Understanding Cycling : Spokes Spring Public Meeting

Professor Colin Pooley of Lancaster University will outline findings from the pioneering and controversial Understanding Walking and Cycling  research study.   Edinburgh Council leader Cllr Andrew Burns will respond, followed by a panel discussion.   All welcome!!

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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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Bike Sheds – need to know!

Early experience with use of the Spokes factsheet about bike sheds shows that many people do not realise that sheds in front gardens have to be of relatively modest proportions and acceptable to the Council’s Planning Department…

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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]. The Council’s new Local Transport Strategy is a major document setting out a detailed policy framework for transport decisions over the next 5 years.  In general its content is very welcome and will be extremely valuable to quote when [...]

Bikes up, Cars down – again!!

The November Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes (up even on May numbers) and the lowest ever November count of private cars.  Remarkably, more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike…

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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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PANs and PAs [not pandas!]

The Spokes website has successfully given birth to a new page (two, in fact) ! …

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