As piles of rubbish are hopefully cleared up following the bin strikes, more council plans pile up about improving our streets. Some plans seem to overlap, like the South Central Local Development Framework and parts of the Liveable Neighbourhood for Langside to Toryglen. There’s no clear explanation about that from the city council (maybe worth asking if you respond to those consultations?). Also, some other LNs report back and there are projects like Ruchill St (in featured image, above).
The sheer volume of consultations coming out just now is getting difficult to keep on top of. It also affects how readable the Digest is (and how long it takes to produce).
So, there are changes in this issue – it no longer features every small Traffic Regulation Order as if it’s on a par with large projects covering whole/several neighbourhoods. Instead, the Digest will link to TROs on council websites and only feature notable ones (like the Riverside/Merchant City TRO, below under Glasgow City).
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 118, 1 September 2022”
Not so fast.
As the right-wing press talk about speed limits for cyclists, this Digest has half a dozen items about trying to slow down drivers. Two of the traffic calming measures belatedly follow tragedies in East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire.
Elsewhere, there’s a new area plan for Whiteinch and Scotstoun, to add to ones for the city centre, Woodside and Pollok. There are further traffic orders for East Ayrshire and across Glasgow.
There are also two drop-in events in the city centre this afternoon…
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 117, 18 August 2022”
Putting it all together.
August opens with Cycle to Work Day and plenty of Traffic Orders from Glasgow, East Ayrshire and East Dunbartonshire. There’s analysis of the event for the eastern side of Argyle St, with accessibility issues raised again. Also, a major city centre plan being pushed by GCC (with several emails to GoBike). It has a few surprises which could help connect the city centre. (Tonight’s Digest was delayed by connection and commuting issues –apologies.)
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 116, 04 August 2022”
New shores, Southside and centre.
There’s a wee jaunt along the coast in this issue – taking in Port Glasgow, Greenock, Prestwick and Ayr. Also, a potential route from Paisley’s (dried up) canal to its town centre. In Glasgow there are Southside surveys and George Sq has gardens galore. Also, East Dunbartonshire Council update on some of their plans.
*Addition* Forthcoming consultations
Events about the ‘Argyle St East’ Avenue (Central Station to Barrowfield Park) are taking place early next week:
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 115, 21 July 2022”
After a flurry of consultations since the local elections, things have slowed down for summer holidays. However, there’s an important Order to pave the way for protected bike lanes on Byres Road (hopefully sooner rather than later).
Elsewhere, the City Wharf pre-application closes soon. Consultations on East City Way and East Ren’s guidance are open for a bit longer. Greater Pollok still has months to go, which is handy since the map only has a dozen responses so far. Also, Greenock’s Spaces for People consultation is still open. Added: consultations for Ayr/Prestwick and Battlefield, Glasgow.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 114, 7 July 2022”
Summer is here and the Scottish Parliament is now in recess. So time to kick back and enjoy a well deserved holiday away from all those consultations. But before that there’s one more consultation to respond to.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 13, 1 July 2022: The one before the summer holidays.”
East End bikes, West End bus
This issue is split between a few East Renfrewshire consultations and one for the East City Way (by the velodrome, ahead of next year’s World Championships). There’s a consultation for ‘Greater Pollok’, in the south-west of Glasgow, and five ‘bus corridors’ on the western side of the city (no longer ‘Sustainable Transport Corridors’?).
Also, a new development is planned next to the shared path under the Kingston Bridge (see site plan in image, above). Plus feedback on moves to cap Charing Cross (or maybe even replace the city centre M8?).
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 113, 23 June 2022”
All points East (Ren)
This Digest is dominated by consultations for East Renfrewshire. (The last issue should have included some of them too – apologies.) Five area consultations use Commonplace maps, similar to Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods (one of which is still open). Other East Ren projects are for a section of Ayr Rd (A77) and supporting documents for the council’s Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2). It’s almost as if ERC have some new active travel staff…
Elsewhere, Inverclyde still have a survey open on a Spaces for People route. Also, a consultation is due to open in June about a gap site by the Clyde…
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 112, 9 June 2022”
Building back up…
The Digest returns after an extended break for the local council elections (and some tech issues – apologies). The people in charge of a council have a big say in what gets done so it’s worth noting what has (and hasn’t) changed.
Glasgow City Council continues in minority SNP control, with added support from the Greens. However, Anna Richardson has stepped down from her Sustainability role. Instead, the convenor of the Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction City Policy Committee is Elaine McSporran (Cardonald).
Elsewhere, many neighbouring councils have changed hands:
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 111, 26 May 2022”
Happy Easter! Things are a bit dead, before numbers rise again after the election, so it’s a chance to bring back consultations that slipped through the net in the last few months. The 12 local authorities in the Strathclyde area don’t always let us know what they’re up to!
This issue features East Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire for the first time in a while. North Ayrshire and Inverclyde still have consultations open. Also, regulars like Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire. The latter had a consultation that fell between Digest issues (see featured image, above) and sent a new update on NCN74.
Also, ahead of the local elections, check out Walk, Wheel, Cycle, Vote and consider a trip to Edinburgh for Pedal on Parliament‘s new route on 23 April (just after Earth Day).
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 110, 14 April 2022”