Some Thoughts on the Proposals for the North East Active Travel Routes (NEATR)

Wallacewell Rd Spaces for People lanes

By Alasdair Macdonald, GoBike member

I was disappointed by recent unbalanced coverage of Glasgow City Council proposals to develop North East Active Travel Routes (NEATR) in the Springburn area. Glasgow Times reported on a local group, supported by two Labour councillors, which was opposed to the plans. The reporting focused on cycle lanes on Wallacewell Road (ironically, championed by a previous Labour councillor). However, it ignored the wider plans for the area.

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Sunday 06 August: GoBike cycle to Dumbarton

Join us on Sunday when we will head out of Glasgow along the Loch Lomond Railway Path, but only as far as Dumbarton. After the lunch stop at the café in the park there will be a tour around the Dumbarton area to see some of the local attractions, including views up and down the River Clyde, looking over towards the castle, and passing by Strathleven House, before rejoining the cycle route to return to Glasgow.

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Ride southwards and upwards, Cathkin Braes, Sunday 03 April.

Aerial view of Cathkin Road by Coulter's Wood

Yes, this month’s ride will be easy on the legs coming back, with an interesting tour on the way out to Cathkin Braes.
Andy, as usual, will be leading the ride and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
See: for further information. We meet at 10:00 just to the east of the north end of Bell’s Bridge.

GoBike December Ride – to the South-East, Sunday 05 December

Footbridge to Cuningar Loop (geograph_5650116)

Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow. 
We will cut across the south side of Glasgow to Rutherglen. We’ll pass through Overtoun Park then continue across town to the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park. After that, we will return to Glasgow Green and the riverside through Dalmarnock. The ride is around 12 miles long, so will finish before lunchtime.

See for further details of the GoBike rides, which are led by Andy Preece, with always something new to see.