Three new consultations for this fortnight, all in Glasgow. The first is for Glasgow’s ‘The Park Conservation Area’ taking in Kelvingrove Park and surrounding areas, the second, with more opportunity to raise the profile of active travel, is for the High Street / Saltmarket area of the city, pictured here, and the third is on parking controls in the Kelvingrove area. As GoBike we have now submitted responses to the Jura Street and Scotstoun /Jordanhill requests for views. Both of these consultations are still open for you to get your responses in. Continue reading “Consultations Digest, Issue 6, 03 April 2018, THE FULL VERSION! Are cycle lanes where they are needed, see Item 1.4”
Guest Blog – The Business Case for Byres Road
Byres Road – once a vibrant and eclectic place to visit, shop & congregate is in gradual decline. Street stalwarts such as The Sentry Box Toy Shop have been forced to close their doors & small indie businesses are struggling to survive.
Media reports & public debate often cite lack of parking spaces as a factor. Elsewhere Carnaby Street in London, the Latin Quarter in Paris, Stroget in Denmark & our very own Buchanan Street are bustling – but very much catering for people rather than vehicles.
Consultations on the proposed redevelopment of Byres Road are nearing completion. However will slight tweaks to the status quo really provide it with the transformation locals, visitors and businesses need? Continue reading “Guest Blog – The Business Case for Byres Road”
Garnethill, car parking but no cycle contraflow – Public Exhibition on Parking Controls Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 March 2018
Just in from Green Councillor, Bailie Christy Mearns, is the news that there are public consultation events this coming Thursday, 22 March, 2pm – 8pm and Saturday 24 March, 12pm – 4pm at the Garnethill
Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street G3 6RE (just along from the GFT), see this letter for details: Letter to Affected Area – Public Exhibition letter Continue reading “Garnethill, car parking but no cycle contraflow – Public Exhibition on Parking Controls Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 March 2018”
Consultations Digest, Issue 5, 20 March 2018: UK and Glasgow consultations in this issue.
Yes, we’ve a UK government request for your views in this issue, so do get your responses in. They say that they want more of us out on our bikes or walking so here’s your opportunity to tell them what needs to be done to facilitate that. See section 1.3 below. Continue reading “Consultations Digest, Issue 5, 20 March 2018: UK and Glasgow consultations in this issue.”
Consultations Digest, Issue 4, 06 March 2018, Jura Street drop-in session rescheduled
The snow seems to have put paid to consultations so there’s not much to report – but do read on: Continue reading “Consultations Digest, Issue 4, 06 March 2018, Jura Street drop-in session rescheduled”
Jura Street Consultation Event Today – 28 February **CANCELLED**
JURA STREET consultation A3 poster v2 LR
News just in from Glasgow City Council:
MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT – LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Dear Sir / Madam
Due to the adverse weather conditions and the current forecast for further snow. Today’s Jura Street consultation event at the Palace of Art, has been cancelled. Continue reading “Jura Street Consultation Event Today – 28 February **CANCELLED**”
Consultations Digest Issue 3, 20 February 2018 – Stushies brewing: Elmbank Street Glasgow and Cowgate Kirkintilloch
Yes, folks, we have a couple of contentious situations in this issue. See Section 3, Consultations Feedback where we discuss whether Elmbank Street will provide northbound access to the Sauchiehall Street cycle lane, but first, see Section 1 for the threat to the so-called “shared space” along Cowgate, the main street in Kirkintilloch. Continue reading “Consultations Digest Issue 3, 20 February 2018 – Stushies brewing: Elmbank Street Glasgow and Cowgate Kirkintilloch”
Consultations Digest Issue 2, 06 February 2018 – Byres Road to the Barras to Kirkintilloch
We have reduction in quantity but a considerable increase in interest in the consultations in this issue of our digest. Read on: Continue reading “Consultations Digest Issue 2, 06 February 2018 – Byres Road to the Barras to Kirkintilloch”
Sauchiehall Avenue Support Event – Sunday 28th Jan 11am
Do you have an hour to spare this coming Sunday morning? Some of our members have organised an appreciation event for the work happening on Sauchiehall Street. Here’s Euan with more:
“A safer, better Sauchiehall Street is currently under construction. There will be more space for people, complete with safe cycling provision! Come along this Sunday 28th Jan for 11am at ABC, Sauchiehall St to join us in showing support.”
GoBike Consultations Digest, Issue 1, 23 January 2018 – Scotland wide!
Welcome to the first issue of our Consultations Digest, a regular post, updating you on consultations in these three areas:
- Consultations to which GoBike has responded.
- Upcoming consultations, for which we welcome your comments as to how we should respond, but we will also include here consultations for which you, as an individual, are asked to respond.
- Feedback on submitted consultations.
So we will be giving you far more information than we have in the past and we hope that this will encourage you, as GoBike members, to not only give us your views as to how we should respond but also to put your views directly to the organisation that has issued the consultation. Continue reading “GoBike Consultations Digest, Issue 1, 23 January 2018 – Scotland wide!”