Tag: cycling

It’s tomorrow: Pedal on Parliament

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A lot of people have put a lot of effort into organising tomorrow’s Pedal on Parliament (and we thank them), a major show of cycling strength which last year saw some 3,000 cyclists gather on the Meadows and cycle through the city centre to Holyrood to demand more action to make Scotland better for cycling. [...]


Pedal on Parliament, this Sunday – the Meadows 2pm

3,000 cyclists on the Meadows in 2012

This coming Sunday 19th May is one of the biggest cycling events on Edinburgh’s streets – the second Pedal on Parliament. Last year, some 3,000 cyclists came along to the first event to call for better cycling facilities for us all and across the country to make Scotland a truly cycling country. This year promises to [...]


Cyclone project – in pictures

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Local resident Michael Lindsay was on hand during the three days of the Cyclone Project last week and he has provided us with his images. There are around 130 images for you to view in the gallery which show the level of work that has been involved in this excellent project.   


Edinburgh Council accused of ignoring Leith Walk consultation

The award-winning environmental community campaign group Greener Leith have published a story today accusing Edinburgh City Council of “entirely ignoring” the detailed consultation on the future of Leith Walk, in which local people, businesses and community groups had expressed their support for safe cycle lanes and better pedestrian facilities. In a broad-side against the Labour-SNP administration, the article says [...]


Comment – Make Edinburgh safe for cyclists

The news over the weekend that a driver responsible for the deaths of two cyclists in Edinburgh had received only 300 hours of community service and a five year driving ban has been met with widespread anger and disbelief. 49 year old Gary McCourt, who killed a 22 year old student in 1986 through careless [...]


Poor cycling plans for Princes Street criticised

Council plans for Princes Street are being criticised by bike campaigners and green politicians after it emerged that cyclists would only be able to cycle one way. The plans, which are intended to improve the street-scape, would create a large pedestrianised area on the south-side of Princes Street. But whilst the plans include a cycle [...]