We’ve had a break from national consultations during April and May because the usual bubbling spring of consultations dries up during an election. The new Government is now consulting on Traffic Regulation Orders and this could result in regulatory changes making it easier for Local Authorities to trial changes, such as installing new cycle lanes or experimenting with reduced speed limits.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 6, 11 June 2021: Proposals could make it easier to trial cycling infrastructure”
Last chance to make the city’s pop-ups become permanent.
Glasgow City Council’s consultation on its Spaces for People projects is in its last few weeks. There are also consultations and feedback about a few projects in the city. Elsewhere, there’s SfP in East Ren, ‘Discussion’ in East Dunbartonshire and a new road and potential new paths for Lanarkshire.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 88, 8 June 2021”
Your chance to ask for the city’s pop-ups to become permanent.
Glasgow City Council has announced its consultation on all the city’s Spaces for People projects. So, the post-election lull is probably over now.
East Renfrewshire also have a Spaces for People consultation. East Dumbartonshire have a few on the go and North Lanarkshire have a roundabout design that makes Canniesburn Toll look good.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 87, 25 May 2021”
Junctions squinty and scary plus permanent and pop-up lanes.
Around the north of the city, plans for Maryhill Road’s squinty crossing are dwarfed by proposals for Canniesburn Toll roundabout in East Dumbartonshire.
In the city centre, another Bank Holiday building fire means the road is fenced off on High St at the junction of George St/Duke St.
The Scottish Parliament election has passed but it’s still a bit quiet on the consultations front. However, there are plenty of temporary and permanent projects going on so we have another Infrastructure Update. Most of them are in the city but East Kilbride is also getting in on the Spaces for People action.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 86, 11 May 2021”
What’s wrong with the header photo for this blog or the picture below? It’s of a Glasgow City Council advert on the side of a bus, photographed at Anniesland Cross by GoBike member Euan. To be exact, what’s wrong with it apart from the instant-gut response it provokes that cycling must be incredibly dangerous? Read on for an analysis of junction design, and just what it is about them that attracts injuries, by GoBike committee member, Brenda.Continue reading “Junctions: the bad, the downright dangerous – and the good.”
A few consultations from the shires and feedback from Glasgow.
This is the third Digest during the quieter pre-election period. If you want to know what some of the candidates had to say about cycling, you can watch a video of GoBike’s Hustings event. You can also see Pedal on Parliament getting their message across.
This Digest has news about Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire. There’s also some feedback about developments in Glasgow.
Since COVID-19 restrictions are easing, the usual editor is away and the previous editor is filling in. So, there are no links to jump to the topics this time (knowledge update required!). However, things are still a bit quiet so it shouldn’t take long to scroll through.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 85, 27 April 2021”
The 2021 Holyrood GoBike hustings was held on Monday evening this week and if you missed it, is now available to view online:Continue reading “GoBike Hustings now available to view online”
A handful of consultations and the latest on Spaces for People.
This is the second Digest during the pre-election period so things are still a bit quiet. This Digest is mostly about Glasgow with a wee bit from North Ayrshire and East Dunbartonshire.
Again, this Digest features an update about recent infrastructure developments. This time focusing on Glasgow’s latest Spaces for People measures (following on from Howard St last time). A few new lanes are going in Pollok and some in the north east of the city. The city centre has some new planter boxes and should get another new lane (eventually).Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 84, 13 April 2021”
The Gobike Holyrood 2021 Hustings take place this evening from 7pm. You still have time to register to attend, it is open to all with an interest in active travel.
Due to the suspension of campaigning we postponed the publication of our candidate blogs and party statements over the weekend. Our final post(*) is from the Scottish National Party, which will be represented at the hustings by Kaukab Stewart. We have also been provided with a statement from Michael Matheson, the SNP Transport Secretary on active travel.Continue reading “Holyrood 2021 Hustings (tonight!): Scottish National Party candidate – Kaukab Stewart”
The third candidate statement on their active travel commitments and policies for the coming parliamentary term, is from Scottish Green Party candidate Patrick Harvie.Continue reading “Holyrood 2021 Hustings: Scottish Green Party- candidate Patrick Harvie”