Petition to keep active travel routes open during COP26

Keep our paths open for COP26

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.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 92, 3 August 2021

Map showing the northern part of Strathclyde Country Park around the South Calder Water

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.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 91, 20 July 2021

Flourishing Molendinar area between Cumbernauld Rd (A80) and Royston Rd

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…

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 90, 6 July 2021

Inner East map

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…

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 89, 22 June 2021

David Livingstone bridge Blantyre-Bothwell

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.

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Consultation Digest (National) Issue 6, 11 June 2021: Proposals could make it easier to trial cycling infrastructure

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.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 88, 8 June 2021

Cambridge St bike lanes and planters

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.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 87, 25 May 2021

Cyclists entering Kelvin Way cycle lanes

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.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 86, 11 May 2021

Canniesburn Toll option 2

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.

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