Glasgow Cycling MindMap

We have just added a new resource to our Cycling Info section of our website – the Glasgow Cycling Mindmap.

Check it out – it’s really useful! Big thanks to our friends at the Glasgow Eco Trust for pulling this together. They have just launched their brand new website today where you can find out more about their community led sustainable regeneration in the West of Glasgow. Continue reading “Glasgow Cycling MindMap”

Glasgow Connectivity Commission Report – Phase One

We were in attendance yesterday at the release of the phase one report from the Glasgow Connectivity Commission, requested by Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council. We were delighted to see the findings, which we believe will go a long way towards pushing Glasgow forward towards becoming a truly sustainable and connected city. Continue reading “Glasgow Connectivity Commission Report – Phase One”

Bike Life Report – Glasgow

Sustrans Scotland in collaboration with Glasgow City Council yesterday launched the Glasgow ‘Bike Life’ report that has brought to the fore many interesting findings specific to cycling in Glasgow.

Significantly, that 30% of people don’t currently ride a bike, but would like to, and that 82% of residents support building more protected roadside cycle lanes, even when this could mean less space for other road traffic. Continue reading “Bike Life Report – Glasgow”

Busting the Myths About Business and Bikes

In the second of our two blogs looking at how increased provision for active travel to the area might affect local businesses, particularly in relation to Byres Road, GoBike members continue to examine the economic benefits that come with providing safe space for active travel.

Big changes are afoot on Byres Road. But big changes bring uncertainty – and one particular area for discussion has been how introducing segregated cycle lanes might affect local shops, cafes, and restaurants. Here, GoBike aims to clear up a few common myths by summarising the existing evidence about business and bikes. Continue reading “Busting the Myths About Business and Bikes”

Is Parking really so good for Business?

Following on from the release last week of an important Transport for London study on the Economic Benefits of Walking and Cycling, GoBike members have been looking at our local example of Byres Road, to see how increased provision for active travel to the area might affect local businesses. The conclusions are really heartening – in the first of two blogs, Jim Collinson looks here at parking.

Want to grow your business? You need less parking.

For businesses to grow, streets like Byres Road in Glasgow need more capacity. Here’s why traders should demand less parking, and a street designed for people, not cars. Continue reading “Is Parking really so good for Business?”

The Responsibility of the Media

On the 28th of October, the Sunday Herald did something that had many Sunday Herald readers checking the front page again to see that they hadn’t in fact bought the Daily Mail. They published a piece of opinion from one of their writers that was so full of prejudice, bile, and outright ignorance, that it led to four of the nine letters in the following weeks pages complaining about the piece. The subject? Yes of course you’ve guessed it, “cyclists”, or dare we say it, “cults in lycra”. We were copied into a complaint to the editor about the article, who defended the writer as “deliberately tongue in cheek and provocative”. Our complaining member responded rightly, to say that the piece was in fact gratuitously offensive. Steel yourselves, and read on if you dare. Continue reading “The Responsibility of the Media”

20 mph Bill Survey

We have blogged before about our support for the 20 mph bill currently going through Scottish Parliament. The committee have just launched a call for evidence which includes this short online survey that will allow you to add your support for a 20mph speed limit as standard on urban “restricted” roads. There is the option to be as quick as two clicks to complete this one so if you have half a minute please give it a go.

Read on for why we believe 20mph is a good thing. Continue reading “20 mph Bill Survey”

GoBike Public Meeting and AGM Agenda

It’s only two weeks to go now until our 2018 Public Meeting and AGM. We are really excited to welcome our special guests to share their campaigning insight with us. Please make sure and spread the word that everybody is welcome to attend the whole event!

The agenda for the afternoon will look like this:

15:15 

Doors open and refreshments

15:30 – Open AGM

Co-convenors welcome, apologies, quorum

Approval of 2017 minutes

Treasurers report

Co-convenors review of the year

Election of committee

Close AGM

16:00 – Short break and refreshments

16:15 – Public Meeting

Members awards

Presentations

Paul Gasson – Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign

Sally Hinchcliffe – Cycling Dumfries

Paired panel with led Q&A

17:30 – Close