Consultation Digest Issue 30, 19 March 2019: Get your views in now to the SPT regional survey and the Get Glasgow Moving petition, and is transformation possible?

In this issue we have two chances to input on public transport. The first is closing tomorrow, for the SPT, which is very active and public transport oriented, and the second is a Get Glasgow Moving petition. A strong voice on the Get Glasgow Moving input could influence official thinking on both the SPT and transformational frameworks such as that for the Glasgow Broomielaw featured below. Plus a late entry – a survey on a possible bike hire scheme in Motherwell! However, 2 further late entries to this Digest throw a cloud on the long-promised Sauchiehall Street avenue concept.

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Kelvin Walkway, Glasgow, Tree Felling means diversion and partial closure today and the rest of the week.

Here’s the text of a letter we were sent yesterday, not directly but by one of our members:

Important Information from Scottish Water
Owner /Occupier
12th March 2019
Taking care of your Sewer Network in Glasgow
What we are doing
We are working hard to protect and enhance the natural environment in Scotland. Further to the
investigation works carried out along the River Kelvin in August 2018, we now require to carry out
preparation works in advance of the main project in the Summer of 2019. The project will help
improve the environment of the River Kelvin and help prevent items such as rags, wet wipes that
are wrongly flushed down the toilet from overflowing into the River Kelvin during storm events.
Please visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/riverkelvin for a 2min video overview of the benefits of the
project.
When are we doing it
Preparation works are to be carried out on the Kelvin
walkway from 18th March for 5 days. A section of the
walkway near Garrioch Drive will be closed on 19th March
for 1 day. Diversions will be in place. See page 2 for details.
Your water supply should not be affected during this period and toilets and sinks can be
used as normal.
What happens next
• A manhole survey is to be carried out along the sewer near the Kelvin walkway.
• Works vehicles will access down to the walkway from Garrioch Drive.
• To make space for the new infrastructure we require to remove some trees. New trees will be
planted upon project completion. We have also carried out ecology surveys and tree surveys
before we started the project. Careful consideration has been taken in order to minimise the
number of trees being removed.
• A large tree that has a fungal disease (near the Kelvin walkway off Garrioch Drive) is required
to be removed as it is in a precarious condition. Trees are normally removed section by
section using a tree surgeon on a harness. This method is not possible due to the poor
condition so the ‘timber’ method of the whole tree in one cut will have to be carried out on
Tuesday 19th March. We expect the force of the fall of the tree may damage the footpath so
will have a squad ready to reinstate the footpath.
Project reference
Capital/403104/aBV
Our alliance partner amey Black & Veatch
will carry out our work on our behalf.
scottishwater

• You may notice minor noise from construction vehicles and an increase in construction
vehicles parked in the street.
• Our working times shall be Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this essential work.
Yours Sincerely
Paul Milligan
aBV Communications Manager

Consultation Digest Issue 29, 05 March 2019: The Good the Bad and the Ugly news from all around.

A variety of news again, glimmers of hope with reducing motor traffic in Glasgow city centre, the regeneration of the Broomielaw, and the next phase of the Battlefield consultation, but concern about delays with Byres Road and the disappearance, hopefully temporarily, of the Renfrew to Shieldhall cycle lanes consultation. This, and lots more, below.

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New Transport Scotland Statistics Out

The latest lot of Transport Scotland statistics are out (for 2017) and make for some pretty depressing reading, particularly with the demonstrated continued massive increase in car use and provision.

We’ve added the full document to the Statistics section of our Evidence pages and have pulled out some of the key facts for you here:

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Allan Scally Memorial Relay – Glasgow Green Cycle Routes

The 49th Allan Scally Memorial Relay Race will take place in Glasgow Green on Saturday 2nd March. Racing starts at 12 noon and finishes at 2pm. Around 150 participants expected this year.

The race will be taking place on the paths network within the green. Measures will be put in place to ensure minimal disruption along the cycle route.

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GoBike Ride – Sunday 3 March – Northern Heights & Clyde Waterfront

This ride will head through the West End to join the Forth & Clyde Canal at Maryhill. However, we will then leave the canal and visit Bearsden and the Garscadden Woods. We will see a former Roman fort in Clydebank before our lunch stop in Bowling. We will return into Clydebank, passing a lighthouse on the way, then we’ll take a look at the Clydebank waterfront development. After that, we will see the finished cycle route to the Knightswood Park BMX centre, and return back to the West End.

30 miles, including some off-road woodland paths with short but steep climbs..

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Consultation Extra: ON/OFF/ON/OFF and it’s finally OFF for now, Renfrewshire Consultation Events today and tomorrow are postponed

This morning’s email from Renfrewshire Council:
” On 26/02/2019 09:25, Alastair Scott wrote:

Dear All,
The consultation events are cancelled as per the tweet below.
I will be in touch in due course regarding the project.
Kind Regards,
Alastair Scott
Technician
Environment & Infrastructure

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Consultation Extra: Renfrewshire Cycle Path Consultation Events are ON! Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 February – DO PLEASE ATTEND if you can.

Despite the disgraceful attempts of at least one Renfrewshire Councillor, we can now confirm that the Consultation Events for the much needed cycle lanes from Renfrew Town Centre east to the Glasgow boundary will go ahead tomorrow and Wednesday.

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Consultation Digest Issue 28, 19 February 2019, North Lanarkshire news, upset on University Avenue, SPT survey and parking changes in Glasgow City Centre

We have a fascinating array of proposals from around the area for you in this Digest but ongoing disappointment on University Avenue, and with the removal of permeability for cycle traffic by the introduction of one-way systems for motor traffic.

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