Motorists in Bearsden and Milngavie have been vociferous in their opposition to the Bears Way A81 cycle scheme and it was agreed at this month’s GoBike! committee meeting that we would write to the Milngavie & Bearsden Herald in support of the scheme. It’s not a perfect scheme, but it’s a brave step by East Dunbartonshire Council to put a segregated route down a main road, ie where people cycle, rather than shunt us off to a circuitous side road route. It’s also imperative that the scheme continues, both northwards to Milngavie Railway Station and south to the Glasgow boundary.
Our letter was in the edition published yesterday, 28 January, but it seems that letters are not regularly included on the paper’s website. Our letter is here on the News page of the GoBike! website and here is a pdf of both our letter, as published in yesterday’s paper plus an interesting one from a motorist, who now sees that parked vehicles are slowing him down! Hurray! MBHerald letters 29th January2016
If you live, work and/or cycle in the area and support the scheme please write to the M&B Herald; this issue is not going away and those who oppose it are sure to be sharpening their quills and filling their inkwells right now to get their views into the editor.