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Spokes public meeting: Tackling road danger

Date: 14 June 2017
Location: Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh,
Organised by: Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign

Spokes are holding a public meeting focusing on road safety and cycling.

Thanks to improvements to cycling infrastructure and initiatives like the new 20 mph speed limits, cycling in Edinburgh is far safer than ever before –  but accidents and ‘near misses’ still happen all too often. Unsafe and unpleasant roads are still holding back more people cycling in and around Edinburgh.

The following speakers and topics will be covered:

  • Operation Close Pass  – PC Dominic Doyle. Using an undercover police cyclist, with helmet-cam, to identify drivers passing cyclist too close
  • Default 20mph limit – Mark Ruskell MSP. A bill in the Scottish Parliament to make 20mph the default urban speed limit
  • Reducing danger from large vehicles – Dr Caroline Brown. The Urban Institute, Heriot-Watt University
  • Vulnerable road user safety, including by age – Suzanne Mead. Transport Research Unit, Edinburgh Napier University
  • followed by a one-hour audience QA/ panel discussion chaired by Kirsty Lewin, trustee of Sustrans UK


The event takes place at 7.30 pm (doors open 6.45 pm) on Wednesday 14 June at the United Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

For more information, please see the event page.