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Initiatives by topic
Since 1999 the percentage of all trips in the city of Edinburgh made by bicycle has risen by an eighth, however travelling by bicycle still accounts for less than 2% of all trips taken by Edinburgh residents, with bicycle use lower than in many other European cities such as Amsterdam or Paris. Like most cities cycling is seen as a clean, environmentally friendly method of transportation, which needs little space, the provision of few, inexpensive facilities as well as a means of attempting to cut down on traffic congestion.
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle
Sustainable transport activism
Walking: A section of the Royal Mile - one of the main tourist streets in Edinburgh - from the junction of George IV Bridge (Melbourne Place) to the junction with North Bridge, is pedestrianised through the use of automatic bollards which only give access to authorised vehicles. This is an area with pavement cafes and bars with tables outside. 
News and comment
Edinburgh University divests from all fossil fuels, Feb 6 
Every town needs a remakery, Mar 15 
Final route for new Edinburgh cycle path given go-ahead, Dec 17 
Edinburgh Tool Library: Creativity, Community, and Cutting Resource Use, February 8 
Edinburgh's new Food Assembly launches in Leith, October 19 
Community-owned solar panels to be installed in 25 Council buildings throughout Edinburgh. May 25 
MSPs Mounted Electric Bikes to Launch eCycle - Edinburgh Colleges’ and Universities’ Green Transport Initiative, March 31 
Campaigners hail Edinburgh's 20mph speed limit plan, March 11 
Edinburgh Trams passenger service to begin May 31, 2014 
Jun 17 - 18 The Power of Food Festival, weekend Festival celebrating community gardens in Edinburgh. Its purpose is to encourage greater societal wellbeing, environmental sustainability and social inclusion through the promotion of community food growing.
Jun 9 - 19 Edinburgh Festival of Cycling