East Renfrewshire protest was just the ticket!

As a part of Pedal on Parliaments pop up weekend last week GoBike hosted a pretend parking ticket hill climb race designed to protest the need for safer cycling conditions in East Renfrewshire. This attracted local participants on Ayr Road, who rode bikes up the hill and delivered fliers to cars parked in the cycle lanes.

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GoBike Board of Shame Pop Up – Kilmarnock Road Door Zone

GoBike’s Board of Shame is out and about for Pedal on Parliament’s pop-up weekend. Many of you found it yesterday on Kilmarnock Road in the nasty cycle lane painted in the door zone. We have written to the council off the back of the protest. It read:

Roll Up! Roll Up! For Glasgow City Council’s FREE ride of danger rollercoaster THE DOOR ZONE!! Ride in it and get whacked! Ride out of it and get smacked! No height restrictions apply! Mind how you go! Brought to you by GoBike for Pedal on Parliament pop up weekend. #pop2019 #popuppop @gobikeglasgow

We have written to the council off the back of the protest.

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**Success!!** Byres Road Designs With Segregated Cycle Lanes Have Been Approved!!!

The design changes we’ve worked so hard to change, to include safe space for cycling, went to committee today and have been approved!!

Read the full council statement here!

This is fantastic news for cycling and walking on Byres Road. Congratulations to every member who played their part in this campaign, especially those involved in Space for People Byres Road.

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20mph Bill Latest – Urgent Help Needed

We have received an urgent request from Mark Ruskell for extra support for the 20mph bill which is looking on shakey ground. Although Glasgow City Council have signed up to make all residential areas 20mph, the Transport Minister is opposing making this a standard approach across all council areas. Failing to pass this bill will make it much harder, lengthier and more costly for any councils who do want to implement 20mph zones. As long term backers of 20mph, we hope our members can add further support to the bill.

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Consultation Digest Issue 32, 16 April 2019, Glasgow’s South City Way nudges forward, Zebra Crossing survey, more on Byres Road, and read on for disappointments but also good news

We have some interesting new proposals for you this time, from parking changes to allow a new cycle lane at Speirs Wharf to pedestrian crossings to climate change. Also, fascinating feedback that demonstrates a lack of overall compliance with aspirations for active travel, with contraflow cycling denied yet again in the west of Glasgow and ongoing concern about University Avenue. Read on!

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University of Glasgow Could Fail Own Exams

We are beginning to see with a sinking heart that the University of Glasgow would perhaps not pass their own entrance exams when it comes to vocabulary relating to safer cycling. While they are clearly running a tight press campaign on their plans for University Avenue, and undertaking a great deal of copying and pasting within their communications, they do appear to have a rather poor grasp of the meaning of certain words. That, or perhaps they are being deliberately disingenuously mendacious. So over at GoBike we have brought our dictionaries out and hope to help.

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Calling all members – GoBike needs your help!

We have some vacancies on our Core GoBike Team that desperately need filled as well as loads of other tasks that you can help with.

As active travel becomes more prominent and we are starting to see more long needed cycling infrastructure proposed in the West of Scotland, our role as cycle campaigners is becoming even more important. We need more of our members to get involved to help us keep on top of developments and to help us ensure that the new stuff we are getting is well designed. Of course we also have all of the rest of our roads that are not having improvements proposed, where we need to keep pressing for linked up networks. And as ever, we have redevelopment schemes going ahead like last year on Byres Road and this year on University Avenue where safe cycling had/has not been integrated within the plans.

GoBike is a growing and active campaign group of progressive people who work together to make our world a better place. Want to join in? Here are a few ways in which you can help:

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Consultation Extra: South Lanarkshire Survey, closes 14 April, for all of you who live, work or travel in Cambuslang or Rutherglen

News in from Derek Y, one of our sources on what’s happening in South Lanarkshire:

Message from South Lanarkshire Council about consultation for Cambuslang/Rutherglen:

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