Another four consultations at once – this time, Liveable Neighbourhoods in Glasgow. Two on the Southside, one for the north-west and one for north-east. Also, new visualisations came out for some of the earlier LN projects (see featured images on this post). A few of South Lanarkshire’s consultations are ongoing and there’s a new one from North Lanarkshire.
Consultation events – Palacerigg, Cumbernauld has a drop-in event TODAY (1–8pm) and Mansewood to Shawlands LN has an event tomorrow (17 Feb, 4–7pm). See below for details…
GoBike members have been heartbroken and dismayed by the recent untimely passing of someone cycling on Glasgow’s roads. We would like to send our condolences and love to the family and friends of Emma Newman. We cannot imagine how deeply her loss will be felt – we know the grief of those who knew her will reverberate with everyone who cycles in our city and would have shared the same streets. It could have been any of us.
In light of this incident, GoBike have sent a communication to the council in a spirit of mutual understanding and in the hope that we can safeguard vision zero as a shared priority in our city, for Emma and for all those like her. We will update you when we receive a response.
Yes, we will be out cycling on Sunday and here’s where Andy will be taking us:
This ride will take us around the South Side, extending as far as Eastwood and Clarkston. The ride will take in Queens Park, Linn Park and Kings Park, and will include a brand new railway bridge. We will end up on the most recently completed section of the South City Way at Victoria Bridge in time for lunch. 15 miles, with a short section on an unsurfaced path.
Quite a regal ride.
Meet on the north bank of the Clyde, just to the east of Bell’s Bridge at 10am.
The future of GoBike as a campaign is sadly currently hanging in the balance.
As a group of prior caretakers of the campaign, we hope you don’t mind us contacting you to see whether you might be able to give some time to GoBike.
We have no one actively running GoBike. The volunteers who have helped run this campaign over the last many, many years have gradually stepped back to the point where we now have no caretaker group running the campaign. We are currently in the position where we don’t have anyone to lead / chair, or to keep communications going to and from and within the campaign. Similarly, we don’t have anyone to carry out the treasurer’s role.
Both of these roles are essential to a campaign with paid membership, and one with a good communications channel with the council and other related organisations. We have a great team keeping our consultations section ticking over, and we still have our monthly rides on the go. However, we also need help with our social media, with campaign ideas and their organisation, and with other admin tasks.
It’s the time of year the BBC dusts down Christmas specials like The Morecambe & Wise Show. This slightly delayed Digest has its own selection box of repeats. Second stage consultations from South Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and North Lanarkshire plus a new city strategy.
Also, there are a few TROs from East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow (for West End parking and more school streets).
It’s been a busy year for consultations so thanks to all those, past and present, who’ve worked on them behind the scenes.
Greetings for Christmas and the New Year and, for those of you who don’t over-celebrate on Hogmanay or who just wish to get out for a breath of fresh air. See Andy’s intro to his ride for New Year’s Day:
A few consultations in Paisley and Renfrewshire in this issue. Glasgow consult about sustainability and North Lanarkshire about building a new trunk road. A lightshow launches the latest landmark on the Forth & Clyde canal.