SPACE FOR DISTANCING IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

As lockdown starts to ease and shops are preparing to reopen, we are seeing a resurgence of Business Improvement Districts lobbying councils to make on-street parking free. This is counter to council plans for widening pavements for social distancing by removing parking. It also goes against all economic evidence, and as traders on Byres Road have also taken up the call, we look at the evidence here, particularly based around Byres Road.

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New Normal = Normal Issues

It’s been three weeks since the funding for ‘Space for People’ was awarded to Glasgow City Council. As part of this we have a new addition in the heart of our city that includes cycle infrastructure. The pavement has been extended on Gordon St and Argyle St at Glasgow Central Station. To create this space there has been a change to road lanes going Westbound, with both becoming contraflow cycle lanes.

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Consultation Digest Issue 63, 23 June 2020: Have you put your comments on Commonplace yet?

There has been much publicity about the measures that are required or being considered to cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic and we, the public, have been asked for our views. The format for our views is the Commonplace Map and we feature 2 in this Digest, the one for Glasgow and the one for East Renfrewshire. We must ALL contribute to these maps; we ALL know where changes, big or small, will make cycling better for us all.

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Glasgow, Spaces for People – more space to walk, more space to cycle.

Glasgow City Council has announced today some very welcome moves to create more space to walk in the city centre and local shopping areas, plus more cycle lanes.

See: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/spacesforpeople/programme

and: https://reglasgow.com/miles-of-city-centre-road-space-to-become-people-friendly-including-one-third-of-street-parking-bays/

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Consultation Digest Issue 61, 26 May 2020

There are 2 new items and the first is news of progress with the redevelopment of Motherwell Train Station, with a nod given to active travel – let’s hope it’s sufficient as more and more people take to walking and cycling and return to public transport, albeit with social distancing, rather than jumping in the car. Then there is a questionnaire for you.
Probably more important, though are Items 1.3 and 1.4 with significant questions on the impact of Covid 19. Do please respond to the well set-out surveys if you wish to see transport and travel improvements.

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Cycling in Glasgow – a major update, apologies for the hiccup yesterday

Yesterday, 14 May, GoBike was fortunate enough to get an update from Councillor Anna Richardson, Chair of Sustainability and Carbon Reduction with Glasgow City Council on the action the Council is taking to manage social distancing and other issues arising from the Covid 19 pandemic. She confirmed that the new Clyde Street / Broomielaw cycle lane is one way, westbound, and gave other significant news.

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Consultation Digest Issue 60, 12 May 2020: the lockdown goes on, but will we learn from it?

The Digest hits 60, so is it time to use the bus pass? No, certainly not; let’s keep cycling and we are now joined by so many others, it’s a delight. However, the news from North Lanarkshire is roads, roads and more roads but there are more promising signs from the Scottish Government and Parliament on the effects of Covid 19

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Blog: An infrastructure emergency: implementing temporary cycle facilities during lockdown

One of our committee members Ali McCay, has written a new post for the Urban Big Data Centre. This sets out clearly how we can go about creating temporary cycle facilities during lockdown, and outlines exactly why there is an urgent need for creating spaces for people to walk cycle and wheel during the Covid-19 crisis.

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