IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The future of GoBike as a campaign is sadly currently hanging in the balance.

As a group of prior caretakers of the campaign, we hope you don’t mind us contacting you to see whether you might be able to give some time to GoBike.

We have no one actively running GoBike. The volunteers who have helped run this campaign over the last many, many years have gradually stepped back to the point where we now have no caretaker group running the campaign. We are currently in the position where we don’t have anyone to lead / chair, or to keep communications going to and from and within the campaign. Similarly, we don’t have anyone to carry out the treasurer’s role. 

Both of these roles are essential to a campaign with paid membership, and one with a good communications channel with the council and other related organisations. We have a great team keeping our consultations section ticking over, and we still have our monthly rides on the go.  However, we also need help with our social media, with campaign ideas and their organisation, and with other admin tasks.

Do you think you can help?

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 127, 19 January 2023

Visual of proposed active travel route at Barassie

False start?

Happy New Year. Nothing came in during early January so this short Digest is the first of the year. There are consultations in South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire. Also, events and consultations coming soon for parts of Glasgow city centre.

During the break, it emerged that GoBike has serious issues with its committee. The last few meetings didn’t take place, including an AGM. Some past committee members stepped in to organise a ‘caretaker’ meeting online. Following on from that, moves are being made to organise an Extraordinary General Meeting within the next few months. This would try to appoint a new committee (especially convenor and treasurer) to avoid GoBike having to fold. Please look out for a post/email announcement in the near future.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 126, 22 December 2022

Causeyside St split screen visual

It’s all repeats…?

It’s the time of year the BBC dusts down Christmas specials like The Morecambe & Wise Show. This slightly delayed Digest has its own selection box of repeats. Second stage consultations from South Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and North Lanarkshire plus a new city strategy.

Also, there are a few TROs from East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow (for West End parking and more school streets).

It’s been a busy year for consultations so thanks to all those, past and present, who’ve worked on them behind the scenes.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 124, 24 November 2022

Cambridge Street Avenue visualisation (2021)

Following orders…

A short issue as the festive season approaches. Glasgow is still following up its Spaces for People projects with Traffic Regulation Orders, including Royston Rd and Cambridge St. The latter looks better than last year’s proposed plan but there are still questions about how the council, and its partner agencies, follow guidelines and share information. For example, compare the Cambridge St/Cowcaddens Rd junction in the TRO and Avenues Plus plans. Both Pitt St and Raeberry St TROs and the Avenues Plus consultation finish tomorrow.

There’s an early Christmas present for some tenement dwellers as more Bikehangars are installed in parts of the city.

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Consultation Digest (National) Issue 15, 18 November 2022: The one during COP27.

As I write this post, COP27 in Egypt is well into its second week. Last weekend members of GoBike joined with friends from Pedal on Parliament and other organisations to wave banners emblazoned with the ‘This Machine Fights Climate Change’ slogan during a march through the streets of Edinburgh. We were there with thousands of others to take part in the Day of Global Action for Climate Justice.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 123, 10 November 2022

Cowcaddens Rd/Port Dundas Rd junction proposal

Avenues and corridors…

Major changes are proposed for Cowcaddens Rd/Dobbie’s Loan (visual of Port Dundas Rd, above). Another Avenues project on Pitt St has a Traffic Regulation Order, as does the East City Way on London Rd. It’s last call for St George’s Rd but more from Connecting Woodside in Glasgow’s TROs. 

East Renfrewshire’s Local Action Plans close soon but Balgray Connections is open a bit longer. East Dunbartonshire have extended one consultation and started a major one about the Springburn Rd/Kirkintilloch Rd ‘corridor’. Also, good news from Inverclyde.

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