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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Consultation Extra: Round-up (08-11-23)

Kilmarnock Infinity Loop visualisation

A second bite…

Some consultations have slipped through the net recently (due to limited time to produce the Digest). This Extra rounds up some of the ones that would otherwise have missed out.

The following are in date order – you’ve not got long to respond to the first project, which takes a bite out of Apple’s ambitions…

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Gearing up in active mobility – attending the Cycling Scotland Conference 2023

This week, I had the opportunity to attend the Cycling Scotland Conference 2023. This years’ theme was “Cycling towards a healthier, fairer, safer and greener Scotland”. At first glance this is a lot of adjectives to cover in one day. However, underlying these words is a focus in active mobility – people. Curious to see where these words may overlap, I’m excited to share with you an overview of the day.  

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 147, 4 November 2023

City Centre Strategy graphic

Running on empty…

Unfortunately, this Digest is even later than other recent issues as it’s become a struggle for your author to find time for them. This issue has less info than previous ones so it’s quicker to produce. The format of the Digest will have to change further to make it sustainable in future.

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Consultation Extra: City Centre & SPT Active Travel Strategies (20-10-23)

Glasgow city centre development night-time visualisation

A few strategies missed out on the recent Digest, including the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) Active Travel Strategy. The council’s City Centre Strategy came out the day after the Digest but is obviously important for Glasgow…

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 146, 19 October 2023

Visualisation of Ayrshire Central gatehouses off Kilwinning Rd, Irvine

Out of the rubble…

As destruction dominates the news abroad and in parts of the UK, there’s little solace to be found. However, this issue has a few consultations with plans for new construction following demolitions in North Glasgow and North Ayrshire. Also, renewal for a town centre in South Lanarkshire. In Glasgow, there are plans for city centre junctions and a ‘conversation’ event in the Southside. Elsewhere, there’s a one-way system proposed in Renfrewshire.

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