Holyrood 2021 Hustings (tonight!): Scottish National Party candidate – Kaukab Stewart

The Gobike Holyrood 2021 Hustings take place this evening from 7pm. You still have time to register to attend, it is open to all with an interest in active travel.

Due to the suspension of campaigning we postponed the publication of our candidate blogs and party statements over the weekend. Our final post(*) is from the Scottish National Party, which will be represented at the hustings by Kaukab Stewart. We have also been provided with a statement from Michael Matheson, the SNP Transport Secretary on active travel.

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Holyrood 2021 Hustings: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party candidate Graham Simpson

Over our next few blogs, the candidates for each party attending our GoBike Hustings, will be providing a brief statement on their Active Travel commitments/policies for the next parliamentary term. The first statement we’ve had in is from the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Candidate Graham Simpson.

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GoBike Scottish Holyrood 2021 Election Hustings

For the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections our traditional hustings will take place online on Monday the 12th April from 7pm. Representatives of the various political parties will present their policies for improving provision for wheeling, walking and cycling in Scotland, they will answer our questions and yours, and there will also be an opportunity for them to debate the relevant issues for active travel.

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2020 AGM and this Evening – Agenda and 2019 Minutes

The 2020 AGM and Public Meeting is this evening. If you haven’t already registered please do so via Eventbrite to get your tickets, to get access to the Zoom link.

This year we are extremely pleased that Sarah Berry (@SarahJ_Berry), who is the co-chair Lambeth Living Streets and Car Dependency Campaigner, will be our Guest Speaker at the Gobike 2020 Public Meeting and AGM. Sarah will provide an insight to the campaign for everyday walking in Lambeth.

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2020 Gobike AGM : Guest Speaker and Agenda

This year we are extremely pleased that Sarah Berry (@SarahJ_Berry), who is the co-chair Lambeth Living Streets and Car Dependency Campaigner, will be our Guest Speaker at the Gobike 2020 Public Meeting and AGM. Sarah will provide an insight to the campaign for everyday walking in Lambeth.

Agenda

19:00 Welcome Opening of AGM

– Co-convenors welcome, apologies, quorum

– Approval of 2019 minutes

19:05 Treasurer’s report

19:15 The Co-convenors review of the year

19:45 Nomination to the Committee

19:50 Close AGM

19:50 Guest Speaker: Sarah Berry

20:30 Q&A

21:00 GoBike Public Meeting 2020 Closes

As with all things Covid our Public Meeting and AGM will be an online affair. To enable us to manage this feat we need everyone who is attending to register via Eventbrite. Please click on the link below and get your ticket.

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For all those with tickets, a link and instructions on how to join the Public Meeting and AGM will be sent out shortly after.

Go Bike AGM and Public Meeting 2020

The GoBike Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday the 19th November 2020 from 19:00. It will be followed by our annual public meeting and end around 21:00.

As with most events this year, we will have to undertake this remotely. To help us ensure that the technology is able to cope, we will be requiring people to register via Eventbrite. A further notification will come out shortly with the Eventbright link and details on our guest speaker.

We hope as many of our members and friends can attend, it has certainly been a quite strange year. However, one that has brought significantly more cycling friendly infrastructure to our roads than we would have imagined at the AGM last year.

#Spacefordistancing Has Just Got Real

GoBike welcomes Glasgow City Council’s announcement that they are going to be making improvements to enable people walking, wheeling and cycling to keep at a safe distance in the city.

The creation of temporary cycle lanes has been rolled out by many cities over the world, in response to Covid-19. It is heartening to see that Scotland’s main cities are following suit.

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