Please keep the date,
Wednesday 12 November
The Admiral Bar, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, with new bike stands and a Nextbike station nearby.
Time: 7pm for 7:30 for the
Go Bike AGM and Public Meeting, a short AGM when we will tell you what we’ve been doing and then our Public Meeting with 2 speakers:
Brenda Mitchell from Road Share, the Presumed Liability Campaign, to discuss changes required in Civil Law
Donald Urquhart from the Scottish Road Justice Working Group, to discuss changes required in Criminal Law to improve the situation for cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
Further to Douglas’s messages please make sure you are at the fountain outside the Peoples’ Palace for 07:30 tomorrow, ie ready to leave from there at 07:30. We then need to move through to the departure point to leave there before 08:00.
The weather forecast is good – it should be a good day!
Go Bike is now preparing its response to this consultation. The proposals are designed to improve the bus service on this route. Our concerns, and the basis of our Objection, are:
No consistent, overall policy for cycling has been used in drawing up these proposals.
Advanced Stop Lines are proposed at some traffic lights but not all.
At some junctions the Advanced Stop Lines only cover 1 lane, not both, of traffic, thus increasing the risk to cyclists when turning right.
Cycle lanes exist in some parts, but not along the whole route.
Although there are short sections of 24-hour bus lanes, which may also be used by cyclists, this is not the case along the whole route.
No attempt has been made to improve the roundabout at the junction with Barrhead Road, to make it easier and safer for cyclists to negotiate.
If you wish to voice your concern about these proposals, please do so by Friday. If you object to the proposals, state clearly that you are submitting an objection.
Go Bike t-shirts, modelled here by Jeremy and Peter, wearing the “Regular fit” medium and large respectively and Tricia, wearing the “Lady fit” in medium, are now available to buy at:
Rig, 141 West Regent Street (city centre) and 22 Battlefield Road (southside) and
The Bike Station 65 Haugh Road
£10, cash sales only please. Available in Lady fit sizes medium and large, Regular sizes small, medium, large and extra large.
Get yours now and wear for the Pedal for Scotland ride on Sunday 07 September.
Go Bikers, here’s how to communicate with Go Bike and other members / supporters.
Check out our website,
www.gobike.org Information that Go Bike posts on here goes direct to our Facebook page and to our Twitter feed, @GoBikeGlasgow.
We also have a
Facebook group; this is an open group where you can tell other members and supporters about bike events etc.
If you don’t wish to use Facebook then you can get in touch with other members and supporters via our yahoo e-mail group. If you are not a member of this group then go to
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gobike-news/info and follow the instructions to join. Once you are a member then e-mail your message to firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Go Bike, ie committee members, we have 3 e-mail addresses:
email@example.com – for campaigns and concerns about cycling,
firstname.lastname@example.org – for finance and membership queries
email@example.com – for general matters.