Easier to Digest?
You’ll notice some changes to this Digest to make it quicker to read (and for your author to produce). This has been dictated by circumstances (lack of holiday cover). However, it will act as a pilot and some aspects may be retained longer term.
This slimmed down version of the Digest is based loosely on a ‘listings’ directory and removes the (usually empty) ‘Forthcoming consultations’ section. In future, if anything is forthcoming it will be mentioned in this intro, as follows.
Forthcoming consultations: Liveable Neighbourhoods pilot areas – consultation expected within the next month or so.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 95, 16 September 2021”
I’m sure by now you will have heard that Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie has been appointed as the new Active Travel Minister in the Scottish Government – congratulations to Patrick. The new role was created after a deal was reached between the Scottish Greens and SNP on a form of power-sharing in Government. The agreement included a raft of measures which will benefit people who want to cycle including a commitment to boost funding for active travel to £320m by 2024/25, which is 10% of the transport budget.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 7, 10 September 2021: New term and new Active Travel Minister”
Consultations baton change.
As the 2020 Paralympics take place in Tokyo, how is Glasgow looking towards its own global event: COP26? Currently, the city council has a new, short notice consultation about suspending public access rights. You may have seen GoBike banners on the subject or media coverage of support from Scotland’s new Active Travel minister – Green MSP, Patrick Harvie. It’s also a last call for the survey on Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone.
It’s a final fling for a handful of consultations around Glasgow (and one in Renfrewshire). There’s a bit longer for a few others – a new survey on secure cycle parking in the city centre and the last leg of East Dunbartonshire’s Active Travel Discussion.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 94, 31 August 2021”
Yes, Andy’s back with his fascinating monthly rides, featuring infrastructure you might not have seen and definitely taking you somewhere new.
Continue reading “They’re back! GoBike Rides! Sunday 05 September”
Consultations from around Glasgow.
This Digest covers most points of the compass in Glasgow and neighbouring areas to the west, south and east.
Quite a few local and national petitions have been launched recently so this Digest has an update on those (instead of infrastructure).
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 93, 17 August 2021”
GoBike have launched a petition to keep active travel routes open, safe, traffic free and direct during COP26.
COP26 – the United Nations Climate ‘Conference of the Parties’ – is coming to Glasgow in November 2021. The eyes of the world will be on our city and we have a key opportunity during the conference to demonstrate that active travel – walking, wheeling and cycling, for commuters, key workers, shoppers, and everyone getting around our city under their own steam – is a large part of the solution to the climate crisis we face.
Continue reading “Petition to keep active travel routes open during COP26”
Consultations dropping in from around Glasgow.
This Digest comes after Great Britain & Northern Ireland won a handful of cycling medals at Toyko 2020. One was for mountain biking while the rest were in BMX (where Sir Chris Hoy started). Both are covered by the Velo Park proposal from North Lanarkshire Council (but NLC have dropped the cycleway to Motherwell train station). There are also several consultations for East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow plus one for East Renfrewshire.
The ban on pavement parking was made law in the Scottish Parliament in 2019. Last year, GoBike wondered when it would come into force (Digest 65, Item 3.4) – it seems it’s due to be 2023. Living Streets want you to write to your MSPs about bringing it forward.
People of all abilities can cycle at facilities run by Freewheel North – who are trying to fundraise just now, in case you want to contribute.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 92, 3 August 2021”
Consultations around the edge of Glasgow (and city centre parking).
There’s plenty in this Digest despite it being holiday time, with weather to match for a change (in Glasgow Fair!).
This issue is mostly about the fringes – both inside and outside the city boundary; in more and less deprived areas. It’s also about city centre parking and emissions, which is often linked to people driving in from areas around the edge of Glasgow.
The Infrastructure Update has a bit more from north and east but also a project from the West End, just in case anyone’s getting withdrawal symptoms…
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 91, 20 July 2021”
A mostly North and East, black and white edition of the Digest.
A slightly delayed Digest (due to internet connection issues – apologies). Now with added images.
Two significant segregated routes have opened recently in Glasgow – one in the north and one in the east so that’s the theme of this Infrastructure Update…
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 90, 6 July 2021”
As the Euros continue there’s a rare call-up for SPT to the Digest.
Glasgow’s Spaces for People consultation has ended but East Ren’s marches on. Near their border there’s a new 20mph zone. A new road and active travel networks in Lanarkshire, ‘Discussion’ continues in East Dunbartonshire and more post-match analysis from Dennistoun.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 89, 22 June 2021”