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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…

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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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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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Cars down, bravery not yet up

The Spokes Spring Public Meeting on 8 April heard a challenging message to politicians from Scottish transport expert Prof Iain Docherty, followed by pleas from Jim Eadie MSP and Cllr Jim Orr for maximum public backing to help achieve greater investment and tougher policies to encourage more people to get about by bike …

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Future of Local Transport: Spokes Spring public meeting

[Latest!!  There's a preview of our public meeting in the new 3.4.13 Spokesworker] Cycling as a form of transport needs to be seen in the wider context of local transport as a whole, and at our meeting on Monday 8 April Professor Iain Docherty will set the context by describing current trends and policies [...]

Spokes Bulletin 114

Out now! – the latest on Scottish cycle policy & funding, Edinburgh council projects 2012 & 2013, new shared paths flyer, facts & theories on bike use & safety,…

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More bikes/ less cars in Edinburgh rush hour – and why?

[Updated 25.11.11]   The November Spokes rush-hour traffic count has beaten all records for bike use, whilst the number of cars is the lowest we have ever recorded …

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Council to backtrack on 20mph?

Edinburgh City Council is proposing to retreat on its South Edinburgh 20mph plans, but you can help prevent this …

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Spokesworker 19.6.11: expert interview

Interview by European Cyclistss Federation (ECF) with Prof John Pucher – world expert on what works to get more people on bikes.   For more on this…

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Cycling England killed: final message

Cycling England disappears on 1st April 2011 under the UK government’s Bonfire of the Quangos – a tragic and ill-considered loss, casting doubt on the government’s supposed wish to grow cycle use, and on its ‘green’ agenda.

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