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. [...]

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Dusk Chorus & Wildflower Planting with free wildflower kits!

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The Greenspace Trust will be holding a community drop-in wildflower planting session and guided ‘Dusk Chorus’ walk on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm running until roughly 9pm. Join us for one or both of the sessions – we’ll be meeting at the entrance to the cycleway at Lower Granton Road and Trinity Road at 7.30pm, [...]

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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 [...]

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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.   

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Cyclone project gets under way

Work got underway this week on the new Cyclone bike track at Gypsy Brae. The project was organised by MyAdventure, the social enterprise project of Muirhouse Youth Development Group. Yesterday around 40 volunteers turned out to help clear the area of rubbish, and there was lots of that as you can see from the photograph, [...]

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Old railway line plans to be debated

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A meeting in Shandon tonight will discuss whether to develop and improve an old railway line that could allow direct access to Harrison Park and the Union Canal for the Flower Colonies – but also for a controversial new housing development. The meeting, organised by Merchiston Community Council, will hear whether locals want to see [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Cyclone Bike Track – Phase 2 – at Gypsy Brae this week

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Cyclone bike track is an exciting new mountain biking trail situated in the heart of the North Edinburgh community (Granton, Pilton, Muirhouse). The circuit was given the green light in 2012 following a Dragons’ Den-style pitch by community activist and MY Adventure employee, Peter Airlie to a panel of investors which included representatives from coffee [...]

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