Our first ride of the year is the now-traditional Infrastructure Ride and this year we will be heading east to see the London Road, or East City Way cycle lanes – will it all be as good as we hope? Cumbernauld Road will be included in our travels too – see here for further details and get that bike ready for the ride!
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow. We will cut across the south side of Glasgow to Rutherglen. We’ll pass through Overtoun Park then continue across town to the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park. After that, we will return to Glasgow Green and the riverside through Dalmarnock. The ride is around 12 miles long, so will finish before lunchtime.
Not one, but two rides for you this weekend; the first is a feeder ride for the COP26 demonstration on Saturday, see yesterday’s blog for details and the second is our regular first Sunday in the month GoBike ride. It has 2 themes: the COP Dire Visions and new infrastructure in Bowling, the Bowline railway arches rehabilitation.
Join us on Sunday, 10:00, for a 15 mile tour of the south and south-west of Glasgow. We meet at the north end of Bell’s Bridge and if you don’t know that part of the city too well or haven’t seen the changes to the cycle infrastructure or just want a bit of fresh air before the rest of your Sunday, then this is the ride for you.
What’s wrong with the header photo for this blog or the picture below? It’s of a Glasgow City Council advert on the side of a bus, photographed at Anniesland Cross by GoBike member Euan. To be exact, what’s wrong with it apart from the instant-gut response it provokes that cycling must be incredibly dangerous? Read on for an analysis of junction design, and just what it is about them that attracts injuries, by GoBike committee member, Brenda.
Peter Hayman, who has long been an active and effective GoBike campaigner, is a true cycling legend. Today, the 28th of March, he turns 80, and to celebrate his birthday, he is planning a hefty 80 mile cycle ride. For this adventure (and Peter is no stranger to adventures), he hopes to cycle to the coast via his previous homes in the West of Scotland and through the home town of his adopted football club, Kilmarnock FC, before returning to Glasgow.
GoBike committee member, Brenda, has turned her attention to the theory and practice of tactiles; you might remember that, just over a year ago, she gave us the conundrums of contraflow cycling? Now you can read, and learn, about tactiles.
Tactiles – those patterned square slabs set into pavements and paths – are there to give messages to people with visual impairments. Different patterns, different messages. Some of them carry messages about cycle infrastructure. Glasgow is using these incorrectly so often that using them at all is a waste of money. Read on to find out how and why.