Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 97, 14 October 2021

Ta-ra to Tuesdays.

The cut-down Digest will continue on Thursdays.

There is obviously quite a lot happening around Glasgow just now as well as a few consultations each for East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Argyll & Bute.

Forthcoming consultations:

Glasgow Transport Strategy: Policy Framework – following on from previous consultations last year.

(new consultations in bold – link jumps to article)

Section 1: Current Consultations

  1. Bike Share Survey
  2. Cardonald Area TRO
  3. Milngavie TRO – Waiting & Loading Restrictions
  4. Make Your Way: Key Links pathways
  5. Draft Active Travel Strategy (GCC)
  6. Draft Parking Management Plan (EDC)
  7. Ayr Road (South) Active Travel Improvements 
  8. Langside to Toryglen Liveable Neighbourhoods
  9. Ruchill to Cowlairs Liveable Neighbourhoods
  10. Ayr Road (North): Spaces for People, Phase 2
  11. Tarbet to Inverarnan A82 road/active travel improvements
  12. Helensburgh to Garelochhead active travel route
  13. Rethink Glasgow

Section 2: Consultation Feedback

  1. COP26 Active Travel route closures
  2. Malls Mire newsletter – September 2021
  3. Local Development Plan Newsletter No.65

Section 1: Current Consultations
(in date order for responses)

1.1: Bike Share Survey

CoMoUK graphic

Organisation: CoMoUK (on behalf of Nextbike, etc.).
Area: Glasgow (or another local bike share scheme if you use one).
Subject: Survey “to understand the value of shared bikes and how services can be improved.” [Note – you must accept privacy policy to complete survey.]
Website links: Nextbike Bike share survey (includes offer of £2 Nextbike credit and entry into draw for £50 shopping voucher).
Deadline: 25 October.

1.2: Cardonald Area TRO

Map of Kingsland Drive filters says “Prohibition of driving – except cyclists”!?

Council: Glasgow City.
Area: Cardonald, south-west Glasgow.
Subject: One-way streets, filters and parking restrictions near Cardonald train station, Lourdes Secondary School and elsewhere.
Website links: , Cardonald press notice, Cardonald report, Forfar Ave/Kinross Ave map, Kingsland Drive map, Lintlaw Drive map and Tarfside Ave map.
 29 October.

1.3: Stewart Street Car Parks, Milngavie TRO – Waiting & Loading Restrictions

Council: East Dunbartonshire.
Area: Milngavie.
Subject: Removing waiting restrictions at a town centre car park.
First covered: Digest 96, Item 1.3.
Website links: Stewart St Car Parks mapNotice for Revocation Of No Waiting – Stewart St Car ParksStewart St draft order and the 2013 Order.
Deadline: 1 November.

1.4: Make Your Way: Key Links pathways

Make Your Way consultation phonebox
Make Your Way consultation making use of a local phonebox

Organisation: Community Action Lanarkshire.
Area: Douglas & Leadhills/Wanlockhead, rural South Lanarkshire (and Dumfries & Galloway). 
Subject: Shared use pathways between Douglas to NCN74 and Leadhills–Wanlockhead. Outdoor events in the local areas from 20–28 Oct.
First covered: Digest 75, 1.3.
Website links: Make Your Way Douglas, Leadhills and Wanlockhead article (for link to online survey). 
Deadline: 1 November.

1.5: Draft Active Travel Strategy

Glasgow's draft Active Travel Strategy cover
The draft document looks and sounds very good but how robust will it be in real life?

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: A plan “to supersede the existing Strategic Plan for Cycling 2016-2025 and designed to achieve significant modal shift across the city to walking, wheeling and cycling.”
Website links: GCC Active Travel info and downloads and GCC Active Travel Survey.  There’s also, an Active Travel ‘Storymap’ and now a CommonPlace map for the proposed city network
Deadline: 24 November.

1.6: Draft Parking Management Plan

Council: East Dunbartonshire.
Subject: A “coordinated, operational plan for parking management.”
Website links: Draft parking management plan consultation page and survey.
 30 November.

1.7: Ayr Road (South) Active Travel Improvements

Ayr Road (South) map
Map showing route of new shared path north of N Hillhead Rd

Council: East Renfrewshire.
Area: Ayr Rd south from Newton Mearns.
Subject: Build a replacement shared-use path on the north/west side of Ayr Road, between North Hillhead Road and the M77 overbridge.
Website link: ERC Ayr Road South consultation page.
Deadline: 24 December.

1.8: Langside to Toryglen Liveable Neighbourhoods consultation

Council: Glasgow City.
Area: From Langside (at edge of Shawlands) across Battlefield, Mount Florida and part of King’s Park to Toryglen (and Polmadie).
Subject: “Liveable Neighbourhoods will be accessible and healthy places that allow people of all ages and abilities, to play and socialise outdoors in their local area, as well as making walking, cycling and public transport the first choice.”
First covered: Digest 96, 1.4.
Website link: Langside to Toryglen LN Commonplace map.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

1.9: Ruchill to Cowlairs Liveable Neighbourhood consultation

Council: Glasgow City.
Area: From Ruchill (at edge of Maryhill) across Possilpark, Hamiltonhill, Rockvilla, Craighall, Keppochhill and Port Dundas to Cowlairs (plus Sighthill Park).
Subject: As above. See also GCC’s Liveable Neighbourhoods overview and Urban Big Data Centre’s article for further background.
First covered: Digest 96, 1.5.
Website link: Ruchill to Cowlairs LN Commonplace map.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

1.10: Ayr Road (North): Spaces for People, Phase 2

Council: East Renfrewshire.
Area: Ayr Rd through Newton Mearns.
Subject: Phase 2 consultation about replacing the phase 1 cones with light segregation.
First covered: Digest 91, Item 1.5.
Website link: ERC Ayr Road Phase 2 Commonplace page.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

1.11: Tarbet to Inverarnan A82 road/active travel improvements

Visualisation of existing road converted to shared path with new A82 built above it

Organisation: Transport Scotland.
Area: Loch Lomond north west shore (A82) in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Subject: New shared path added to re-aligned/improved A82. Scenic route north from Tarbet to Inverarnan (at head of Loch Lomond). Plans follow on from previous route selection process (and earlier local A82 campaign).
Website link: Tarbet to Inverarnan ‘storymap’.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

1.12: Helensburgh to Garelochhead active travel route

Council: Argyll and Bute.
Area: Gare Loch east shore (A814/B872).
Subject: Active travel route between Helensburgh and Garelochhead (by Faslane naval base).
First covered: Digest 95, 1.5.
Website link: Helensburgh to Garelochhead active travel consultation.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

1.13: Rethink Glasgow

Organisations: Lateral North/OnePlanet/After The Pandemic
Area: Glasgow.
Subject: A “region-wide conversation to re-think a new vision for Glasgow’s future”.
First covered: Digest 95, 1.6.
Website link: Rethink Glasgow, Commonplace site.
Deadline: No obvious deadline. 

Section 2: Consultation Feedback

2.1: COP26 Active Travel route closures

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: After GoBike presented our petition to a city council committee, councillors instructed officers to look again at COP26 diversion routes and keep us informed about progress. We’ve had to ask a few times for an update but there seem to be a few (unconfirmed) bright spots in an overall dark picture with the diversion routes. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for further info.
First covered: Digest 94, Item 1.2.
Website links: GoBike on Facebook/GoBike on Twitter.

2.2: Malls Mire newsletter – September 2021

Organisations: Urban Roots/Clyde Gateway.
Area: Toryglen, Glasgow/Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire.
Subject: Newly opened community woodland park in area between Toryglen Asda and Rutherglen Glencairn football ground.
Website link: Malls Mire Sept 2021 newsletter.

2.3: Local Development Plan Newsletter No.65

Council: East Dunbartonshire.
Subject: Proposed Local Development Plan 2, Planning Guidance, Business Survey, Draft Parking Management Plan and Local Housing Strategy Review.
Website link: LDP2 newsletter 65.