Councillor Tour – Newlands/Auldburn Ward

Ballie Kyle Thornton at the Auldhouse Roundabout (about to take his life in his hands to cross the Pollokshaws Rd dual carriageway)

Bob Downie took his local councillor on a tour of his ward this week, concentrating on the notorious Auldhouse Roundabout:

As everywhere in Glasgow, cycling in the Newlands/Auldburn Ward has its challenges, but none more so than the Auldhouse Roundabout. Bailie Kyle Thornton kindly agreed to join me in an examination of this location and this tour was therefore more a site-specific visit than a general excursion of the ward. Continue reading “Councillor Tour – Newlands/Auldburn Ward”

World Car Free Day – Glasgow – September 22nd September

We are so excited to be a part of the team who will be bringing Glasgow their first ever World Car Free day celebration this very Saturday 22nd September. On Kelvin Way we will be joining cities from all around the world in celebrating a reclamation of the street for people.

Come along between 12-6pm and not only will you find a car-free, safe and unpolluted street to hang out and party on, but you will also find all and more of this: Continue reading “World Car Free Day – Glasgow – September 22nd September”

GoBike Backs Cycling UK Call to End Road Traffic Injustice

GoBike are backing Cycling UK’s campaign to end road traffic injustice. This comes in light of a new review that the Westminster Government have recently put out on dangerous cycling laws, consulting on the need for the new offence of causing death by careless or serious cycling. GoBike agrees that this review desperately needs to be much wider and should include all road traffic offences, something that was promised four years ago but has yet to materialise. The incidence of death and injury by motor vehicles far outweighs any caused by cycling, and the rate of prosecution or licence revocation for these motoring offences remains seriously low.

There is more information on the Cycling UK campaign here and if you would also like to add your backing, you can do that by following this link and adding your name to the call.


Campaigners Day Comes to Kilmarnock – 8th September

Saturday 8th September 11am-4pm Killie Browser, Kilmarnock Station

Walk Cycle Vote are hosting another of their inspiring campaigners days, this time in Kilmarnock. If you’re in the area and looking to find out how you can do more to help improve safe cycling conditions, this is the event for you. GoBike will be there presenting on campaigns we’ve run in Glasgow, there will be discussions, and for a real treat, award winning cycle campaigner Sally Hinchcliffe will present on creative campaigning techniques.

Tickets are free – to register and for more information head on over here.

GoBike Supports a Car Free George Square

Glasgow City Council are taking the bold move to capitalise on recent road closures around George Square during the Glasgow 2018 events and are looking to potentially remove traffic permanently. GoBike are fully in support of this idea and would love to see George Square made a much friendlier, safer, quieter and less polluted place for people.

They have a survey here looking to gather opinions on this plan, and your input would be really appreciated – it only takes two minutes. Thanks for your assistance!


Call for Action Day – This Saturday!!

Roll up roll up, for GoBike’s Call for Action to all the current and future cycle campaigners in and around Glasgow, this very Saturday afternoon, yes that’s Saturday the 28th of July 2018. We need your ideas, your energy and your involvement.

Do you have ideas on how we can make cycling safer and better around our roads? Would you like to hear more about what and how we’ve been campaigning over the last year? Would you just like to see how you might be able to get more involved?

Well get yer tickets here – they are free!

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