Consultation Digest Issue 41, 20 August 2019: Promising news from East Renfrewshire and a Glasgow Avenues update.

There is lots more in this Digest, with quite a bit of feedback again, including news from ScotRail and a reply to our objection to the painted cycle lanes proposed for University Avenue,

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GoBike Call For Action Day 2019

The third annual GoBike Call For Action day will be taking place on Saturday the 31st of August, at the Heart of Scotstoun from 10:30 to 16:00.

This year we will be looking at mapping and the collection of data to help us campaign. Focusing on how we use to feedback to the council on consultations and encouraging money to be spent in areas that will give the greatest benefit to those on bikes. This will include looking at:

  • Strategic Cycle Routes
  • Local cycle routes, how to map
  • Key roads for maintenance and pot hole repair
  • Winter maintenance – key routes

These events are an opportunity for members to come together, to meet one another and put a face to those that you normally only converse with on Slack.

Call for Action Day 2017

On the day the pens, post it notes and large maps will be brought out so everyone can get proactive to: help create our strategic map; identify key routes for winter maintenance; highlight those roads for priority maintenance. 

GoBike successfully provided information on the location of new cycle parking, that we crowded sourced from our members and those who follow us on social media. This was done through using google maps.

New Cycle Parking Locations Crowd Sourced on Googlemaps

The day is aimed at people in the Greater Glasgow area who are looking to push things forward for cycling in the city and beyond. It will provide attendees the opportunity to meet, discuss and collaborate with other like-minded members and volunteers.

If you have a passion for helping make Glasgow and surrounds a healthier, happier and more pleasant place to get about, our Call for Action Day is the essential cycling date of the summer. Book your place now – tickets to this exciting campaigning event are free but limited.

Consultation Digest Issue 40, 06 August 2019

This Digest contains only one new consultation but it’s a big one, from Transport Scotland and there is a surprising amount of feedback, finishing with the excellent news that Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council have been successful in gaining funding for their cycling village. The picture heading this Digest shows the proposed new bridge over the Clyde, see Item 3.11.

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GoBike monthly ride for August – coming up on Sunday!

Here are the details for our August ride – don’t forget that they are held on the first Sunday of the month, always taking you somewhere, at least for part of the route, that is new to you.

Sunday 4 August – Doon The Water
As usual, we will start on the bank of the River Clyde, and we will follow it downstream, crossing the Erskine Bridge and joining the Clyde Coastal Path. After lunch in Greenock there will be a local tour around the Greenock area to take in the views.
35 miles, returning by train from Gourock.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.

For further details see our Rides page.

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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