Consultation Digest Issue 38, 10 July 2019: the South City Way approaches the City Centre

This issue, a day late – sorry – contains news of proposed building works at Glasgow University that conveniently ignore the lack of cycling access, the South City Way advances to King Street, lots of forthcoming consultations and, in feedback, we hear that more parking attendants are to be employed in Glasgow – let’s hope they can get parking controlled, but do read on for more. There’s a surprising amount of news given that we are now into summer holidays.

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Glasgow City Council to no longer count bus lanes as cycle routes!

GoBike is heartened to learn this week that Glasgow City Council will no longer be counting bus corridors as part of the city’s cycling route network. Years of wishful thinking had allowed GCC to claim 310km of cycle routes in the city by counting any road designated as a bus corridor – even when some included roads are without bus lanes for long stretches. We hope that this newer, more realistic approach will allow officers and elected members to fully appreciate the work that needs to be done to fulfill the aspirations in the council’s Strategic Plan for Cycling.

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Consultation Digest 37, 25 June 2019: When is a bus/taxi/cycle gate not a bus/taxi/cycle gate and other matters to ponder.

Ever so slightly staggering news in this issue of a bus/taxi/cycle gate installed in the Athletes’ Village in Glasgow in 2014 in the hope a bus service would be introduced. Surprisingly, since the City Council does not control the buses and they never applied for a Traffic Regulation Order (so it’s never been legal!) it’s to be removed – just as a new primary school is about to be opened right next to it! (See Item 3.1)
Exciting proposals from Edinburgh and yet more patchwork 20mph schemes and speed cushions elsewhere – do read on.

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Consultation Digest Issue 36, 12 June 2019, exciting proposals for Pollokshields, preparation for separated cycle lane on Garscube Road and less exciting matters.

This is a Glasgow issue, with on-line consultation for Battlefield open, grassroots proposals for Pollokshields, Woodside extension to Garscube Road and yet more speed humps – this time in Dalmarnock – but do please read on for even more.

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Consultation Extra: University Avenue, consultation closes TODAY, 07 JUNE so there’s just time to sign our petition or get your response in.

Consultation on both the 20mph proposed speed limit and the waiting and loading regulations, which includes the uphill painted cycle lanes, close today so there is just time, if you haven’t done so already, to sign our petition:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/make-university-avenue-safe-for-cyclinghttps://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/make-university-avenue-safe-for-cycling

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Consultation Extra: South Lanarkshire, Do you live or work in the Rutherglen or Cambuslang area? Please complete this survey by 10 June.

South Lanarkshire Council wish to hear from you if you live or work in Rutherglen or Cambuslang, see: Do you live or work in the Rutherglen or Cambuslang area?

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Consultation Digest Issue 35, 28 May 2019 with some new feedback, but no new consultations, giving you time to respond to the issues that are still current

Quite a concentration on parking in this issue, with waiting/loading restrictions proposed for Bearsden, Laurieston and University Avenue, but also important access proposals for 6 schools in Glasgow plus an update on the workplace parking levy and measures to reduce congestion in Glasgow City Centre. Where would we be without car parking? Do read on ….

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Kelvin Walkway – work starts tomorrow, 29 May, could take 2 weeks to complete, update to our post of 14 May.

We have been alerted by GoBike member, Alasdair (who is also a Sustrans volunteer), who has forwarded news of works STARTING TOMORROW, 29 MAY, to a retaining wall on the Kelvin Walkway close to the junction of Garrioch Drive and Garrioch Quadrant.

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Glasgow University Back-pedals on Climate Emergency

Glasgow University recently became the first University in Scotland to declare a climate emergency, stating “we are affirming our belief that urgent action is needed to tackle climate change.” (1).

However the £1bn campus redevelopment plans have failed to future-proof transport-links around campus. Many staff, students and commuters have been left disappointed by the absence of a safe route for cycling on University Avenue.  Consequently the petition for University Avenue to include such provision has now achieved over 500 signatures (2).

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