Apologies for the late issue of this Digest, but family and other commitments plus lots of information coming in for you, and a shy and retiring co-Convenor (she put out a super message yesterday) have delayed things. We have some news of University Avenue, good news about the closure of streets around a few schools in Glasgow, parking restrictions in Bearsden and at work, and yet another refusal of contraflow cycling.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 34, 17 May 2019, University Avenue petition, another contraflow refusal and much, much more in this mega issue.”
I am standing down as GoBike co-convenor this week and I wanted to say a big thank you and goodbye from me. After a year and a half in the role it’s time for me to move on and let others take up the fight.Continue reading “Thank you GoBike !”
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It’s crunch time for University Avenue, and we would like to ask for your help. Current plans for the redesign of this key arterial street do not include protected space for cycling and we simply cannot allow for the plans to go through unresisted. It would be a tragedy for the future of a safe linked up network of direct cycling routes in our city if University Avenue does not make space for protected cycling – for the staff and students who travel to the University, for the commuters who use the direct route to pass through, for parents taking their children to school or to the park, and for everyone who would like to chose to cycle but won’t, because sharing road space with heavier and faster moving vehicles stops them.
We have been alerted by GoBike member, Alasdair (who is also a Sustrans volunteer), who has forwarded news of impending works works to a retaining wall on the Kelvin Walkway close to the junction of Garrioch Drive and Garrioch Quadrant.Continue reading “Kelvin Walkway, Glasgow, forthcoming works to retaining wall – be aware.”
Our members from the Friends of Bearsway mini-campaign would like your help following their protest during Pedal on Parliament weekend that aims to kick start the completion of the Bearsway.Continue reading “The Bearsway Needs You”
We were surprised and pleased to see yesterday that the University of Glasgow have joined other institutions by finally recognising that we are in a state of climate emergency. Clearly this will have implications for the implementation of safe sustainable travel on University Avenue and so we have written to the principle as follows:Continue reading “Review of University Avenue proposals called for in light of University of Glasgow Climate Emergency declaration”
This ride will see us cycling through East Kilbride on our way to Strathclyde Country Park. We’ll head out of Glasgow along the recently built cycle route connecting Queen’s Park and Muirend, then head up the hill to East Kilbride where we will cross the town on a mixture of paths and roads. Then out into the countryside briefly before descending through Hamilton to Strathclyde Country Park. After lunch, we will head across to Uddingston to return to Glasgow along NCN75 (including the Clyde Walkway).
35 miles round trip, including some short sections on potentially busier roads.Continue reading “GoBike Ride – Sunday 5th May – Strathclyde Town & Country Tour”
In this issue we have good news on Byres Road, bad news on Elmbank Street (again) but please rush to complete North Toryglen survey TODAY, followed by a more relaxed rush for the Infrastructure Call for Evidence (Item 1.2) and then tell Glasgow City Council what should be done to combat climate change (Item 1.6).Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 33. 30 April 2019, success and disappointment in Glasgow and some big issue surveys for you to complete.”
The notorious Board of Shame is still out there on it’s Pedal on Parliament weekend adventures, its latest location having been spotted on the equally notorious University Avenue. Highlighting the fact that both the University of Glasgow and Glasgow City Council have drastically failed to uphold active travel policies, the Board marked the Uni failing harshly, and rightly so. A lack of protected space for cycling on University Avenue will create a gap in any chance of a linked up cycling network in Glasgow.Continue reading “GoBike Board of Shame Pop Up – University Avenue”
As a part of Pedal on Parliaments pop up weekend last week GoBike hosted a pretend parking ticket hill climb race designed to protest the need for safer cycling conditions in East Renfrewshire. This attracted local participants on Ayr Road, who rode bikes up the hill and delivered fliers to cars parked in the cycle lanes.