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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…


Princes Street : fight continues

photo: Chris Hill

Will traffic-free cycling be provided for in Princes Street? The cycling ban in the proposed traffic-free north (shops) side of Princes Street is a critical question for city centre accessibility. It also threatens Edinburgh’s growing international reputation as Scotland’s top cycling city – see below.

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Spokes Bulletin 116

Out now!  …  Edinburgh to Forth Bridge – major path upgrade;  Parking in bike lanes – hope for Edinburgh? ;  Spokes big summer competition; Strict Liability supplement; and loads more… [...]

The Good, the Bad or the Ugly??

What do Spokes members think about Princes Street, about tramlines and about Edinburgh City Council’s Quality Bike Corridor?   Now we know …


More bikes again: and QBiC helps

[updated 25 November]  Despite drizzly weather the Spokes November 2012 Edinburgh traffic count found yet another rise in bike numbers, both in total and as a % of all vehicles…


May 2012: more bikes again!!

The Spokes May 2012 Edinburgh traffic count has found yet another rise in bikes, both in total and as a % of all vehicles…


Cycling in Edinburgh, past and future

In the run-up to the May 3 council elections, Spokes has a big opinion piece in the April 12 Edinburgh Evening News…


Bulletin 112: Edinburgh Excels

The Spring Spokes Bulletin praises Edinburgh City’s remarkable “5% + external funding” budget decision [also rising by 1% a year] as a model for other Scottish Councils…


“I am aware of the rising number of cyclists in Edinburgh”

News of the Spokes traffic count has reached the Scottish Parliament, and the results have been praised by Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP…


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 …