Quite a bumper bundle for you today, but 2 of our significant concerns have raised their heads again. Firstly, side roads on cycle lanes – we need cycle lanes to continue across side roads, just as in the feature photo with this Digest. If a child in the Netherlands is able to cycle safely across a side road, a child in Glasgow should be able to too. Secondly, contraflow cycling – when cars are going too fast or more on-road parking is needed the first line of response is to make a street one-way, even for bikes. What have we done wrong? Why should we have to make big detours? Do read on for the details of all the current issues.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 52, 21 January 2020: Byres Road back in the news plus Glasgow takes an alphabetical approach to traffic calming!”
As our Digest enters not only its second half-century, but a new decade, this seems a good time to encourage any of you out there who are not yet GoBike members to join us. GoBike is only as strong as its members. We are people who recognise the need for good cycle infrastructure and so we campaign for it. We receive no public funding, have no paid employees, and are run entirely by volunteers, but we do have enthusiastic members who are pleased to get involved and/or pay our minimum fee of £5 per year (and many pay more). Do please join us but also read on for the news, including the long-awaited Byres Road TROs, we have for you.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 51, 07 January 2020: A Very Happy New Year to All Our Readers, and a few reminders”
Continue reading “Looking forward to a Brexit New Year? NO? Then cycle out with GoBike on 05 January and see what we should be campaigning on in 2020.”
Join us on the monthly GoBike ride on Sunday 05 January, look at what we’ve got and see how much more we need. Here are the details:
We object to the permanent introduction of taxis to all 4 lanes of the Finnieston/Squinty/Clyde Arc Bridge – where is the active travel space? – and we learn that traffic calming schemes are a one-stage consultation with no Traffic Regulation Order. Plus, as desks are cleared for the holidays – a break for some – we have a stack of feedback for you.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 50, 24 December 2019: 2 on-line consultations for you to do and a variety of consultations from around the area.”
Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government are looking for your views on the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) plus other on-line surveys and a bit of controversy about taxis and priority at side street junctions on proposed segregated cycle lane. Do read on through this bumper bundle of current consultations as far as the feedback for Queen Margaret Drive.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 49, 10 December 2019: Highest number yet of current consultations and surveys, with one closing at 5pm today – time for a tea break?”
News just in, Friday afternoon, from Glasgow City Council, via email, South West City Way to be extended to Pollok Park:Continue reading “Consultation Extra, 29 November 2019: South West City Way Extension – St. Andrew’s Drive”
Good news in this issue with the roll-out of 20mph in Glasgow, the National Cycle Route in Glasgow Green and the South West City Way, see Section 3, and we look forward to cycle lanes to Glasgow’s newest railway station at Robroyston, but do read on for lots, lots more with mention of South and North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire as well as the big city.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 48, 26 November 2019: Petitions special and potential for cycle lanes in Glasgow North-East”
Glasgow City Council have now placed GoBike on the Stage One List of Statutory Consultees. This means that we are provided with details of proposals that the City Council is considering for a future Traffic Regulation Order, but, if the reaction at this first stage is not supportive the Council might not proceed with it.
This is very good news for GoBike but if does mean that we have to review our ways of working. We are not allowed to publicise the proposals until they proceed to the formal TRO stage and we are now working on a process for effective Stage One review.
So that is the good news from Glasgow City Council and the bad news is contained within Item 3.1, a Parking and One-Way Street issue, but do read on for our list of contents and the wide range of issues that we bring to you in this issue:Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 47, 12 November 2019: Good News and Bad News from Glasgow City Council”
Permission has been granted to a film company for the closure of South Portland Street Suspension Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday 12th November, between 9am and 12 noon.
The original request was for the closure to begin at 8am, however the council required this to be moved to 9am, with the intention of minimising inconvenience to commuter cyclists.
Please plan an alternative route, Such as Glasgow Bridge or Victoria Bridge, if you were intending to be crossing the Clyde over the Suspension Bridge after 9am.
On a separate note, we in GoBike Towers believe that this is the longest bridge name in Glasgow. If however you can think of another, please send in your answers on the back of a postcard.