Commuter parking continues to be of concern, not just in leafy Hillhead but in Dalmarnock. We feature a petition to keep NCN 75 through Glasgow Green open during events – it needs your signature – plus a conversation about George Square, and, in feedback, we learn how speed cameras may not be installed by local authorities alone. Do please read on.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 45, 15 October 2019: Commuter parking, Byres Road delay, speed cameras and a GoBike member’s petition feature in this issue.”
Sunday 6 October – Dumbarton Loop
We will head out of Glasgow along the Loch Lomond Railway Path, but only as far as Dumbarton. After the lunch stop there will be a tour around the Dumbarton area to see some of the local attractions, including passing Strathleven House, before returning to Glasgow.
35 miles, largely on the flat.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
More details of GoBike Rides are on the Rides page on our website.
In Digest 43, Item 2.1, we told you about a forthcoming conference to discuss and progress active travel issues for all. It is to be held in Edinburgh on 19 October and here are the details and the booking link from the Walk, Cycle, Vote organisers:Continue reading “Consultation Extra: Active Travel for Everyone event in Edinburgh, 19 October”
GoBike member, Bob Downie, is very concerned, as are many of us, that the main cycle route by the River Clyde through Glasgow Green is closed during events. He has had a petition approved by Glasgow City Council, which he hopes will reverse this. To quote Bob:
“National Cycle Route 75 (NCR75) where it passes by Glasgow Green is both the busiest and arguably the most pleasant off-road cycle route in Glasgow. However, due to the staging of large events in The Green it can be shut for days on end with poor or negligible diversion signage causing great inconvenience to cyclists.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can have events in the Green without closure of NCR75
If you are a Glasgow resident, please sign this petition to end closure.”
Here’s the link to the petition: https://www.glasgowconsult.co.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx?strTab=PublicPetitions&noip=1&PageType=item&DMartId=58
Let’s do all we can to keep this busy commuting (and leisure) route open.
Would you believe it – Glasgow City Council are proposing an arrangement of speed cushions and traffic islands to daunt even the most foolhardy of us, but local residents in Hogganfield are looking for car-free school gates and we counter, again, anti-contraflow cycling moves. Read on for all the details:Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 44, 24 September 2019: Speed cushions combined with traffic islands, car-free school gates and evidence that contraflow cycling is not the danger that some people tell us.”
We are quite definitely in the traffic calming season, but we also have news of the current Pollok Park consultation and the good news that Scotland’s Active Nation Commissioner has expressed support for our opposition to plans for University Avenue – but in news just in, Glasgow City Council maintain their view that there is no space for cycle lanes! Do read on for even more:Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 43, 17 September 2019: Even more traffic calming proposed and East Dunbartonshire aim to take the lead in banning school drop-offs”
Two cities? That’s Glasgow where we have on one side the positivity of the Avenues, the Development Regeneration Frameworks and advance news of the latest developments for Byres Road, while in residential areas we have a more outdated and reactive response to speeding traffic and the storage of private cars. There are currently four new proposals for traffic calming using the only method the City Council appears to know, ie speed cushions and we have the Council’s defence of proposals for the storage of private vehicles on our public roads all militating against active travel. Do read on for the detail of these and lots, lots more in this bumper edition.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 42, 03 September 2019: We take the hump, in a tale of two cities”
Just in this afternoon from our contact at the Barclays site on Buchanan Wharf:
“I wanted to make you aware of some works that will commence on Monday 2nd September which will affect the cycleway on Clyde Place. As you know, Clyde Place is being Stopped Up and will be replaced by Public Realm. The permanent Stopping Up Order comes into effect on 1st October 2019. The cycleway on Clyde Place needs to be temporarily diverted onto the Riverside Public Realm area to the north in order to facilitate works on Clyde Place.
The contractor plans to implement the diversion from Monday 2nd September to allow for some advanced works to occur ahead of the Clyde Place Stopping Up Order permanently coming into effect in October.Continue reading “Clyde Place Glasgow: the transformation from 3-lane road to public realm moves on but it does mean changes for the South West City Way, from MONDAY 02 SEPTEMBER.”
Sunday 1 September – Strathaven Circular
Strathaven is a popular destination and our cycle ride this month will take a circular route out through Eaglesham and back via High Blantyre, with a lunch stop at Strathaven.
45 miles, including some short but steep climbs.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
Further details at https://www.gobike.org/about-us/cycle-rides
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,Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 41, 20 August 2019: Promising news from East Renfrewshire and a Glasgow Avenues update.”