This Digest contains only one new consultation but it’s a big one, from Transport Scotland and there is a surprising amount of feedback, finishing with the excellent news that Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council have been successful in gaining funding for their cycling village. The picture heading this Digest shows the proposed new bridge over the Clyde, see Item 3.11.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 40, 06 August 2019”
Here are the details for our August ride – don’t forget that they are held on the first Sunday of the month, always taking you somewhere, at least for part of the route, that is new to you.
Sunday 4 August – Doon The Water
As usual, we will start on the bank of the River Clyde, and we will follow it downstream, crossing the Erskine Bridge and joining the Clyde Coastal Path. After lunch in Greenock there will be a local tour around the Greenock area to take in the views.
35 miles, returning by train from Gourock.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
For further details see our Rides page.
This issue contains disconcerting news about parking in 2 residential areas of Glasgow and promising news about Battlefield, City Centre avenues, City Deal works around Glasgow Airport and Pollok Park. Do read on:Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 39, 23 July 2019: featuring a park, an airport, parking and avenues.”
This issue, a day late – sorry – contains news of proposed building works at Glasgow University that conveniently ignore the lack of cycling access, the South City Way advances to King Street, lots of forthcoming consultations and, in feedback, we hear that more parking attendants are to be employed in Glasgow – let’s hope they can get parking controlled, but do read on for more. There’s a surprising amount of news given that we are now into summer holidays.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 38, 10 July 2019: the South City Way approaches the City Centre”
GoBike is heartened to learn this week that Glasgow City Council will no longer be counting bus corridors as part of the city’s cycling route network. Years of wishful thinking had allowed GCC to claim 310km of cycle routes in the city by counting any road designated as a bus corridor – even when some included roads are without bus lanes for long stretches. We hope that this newer, more realistic approach will allow officers and elected members to fully appreciate the work that needs to be done to fulfill the aspirations in the council’s Strategic Plan for Cycling.Continue reading “Glasgow City Council to no longer count bus lanes as cycle routes!”
Ever so slightly staggering news in this issue of a bus/taxi/cycle gate installed in the Athletes’ Village in Glasgow in 2014 in the hope a bus service would be introduced. Surprisingly, since the City Council does not control the buses and they never applied for a Traffic Regulation Order (so it’s never been legal!) it’s to be removed – just as a new primary school is about to be opened right next to it! (See Item 3.1)
Exciting proposals from Edinburgh and yet more patchwork 20mph schemes and speed cushions elsewhere – do read on.
This is a Glasgow issue, with on-line consultation for Battlefield open, grassroots proposals for Pollokshields, Woodside extension to Garscube Road and yet more speed humps – this time in Dalmarnock – but do please read on for even more.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 36, 12 June 2019, exciting proposals for Pollokshields, preparation for separated cycle lane on Garscube Road and less exciting matters.”
There will be a peaceful demonstration to show support for the Safer Streets 20mph Bill at 1pm this Tuesday (11th June) in Edinburgh at the Scottish Parliament.Continue reading “Demo to support the Safer Streets 20mph Bill – Tuesday 1pm”
Consultation on both the 20mph proposed speed limit and the waiting and loading regulations, which includes the uphill painted cycle lanes, close today so there is just time, if you haven’t done so already, to sign our petition:Continue reading “Consultation Extra: University Avenue, consultation closes TODAY, 07 JUNE so there’s just time to sign our petition or get your response in.”
South Lanarkshire Council wish to hear from you if you live or work in Rutherglen or Cambuslang, see: Do you live or work in the Rutherglen or Cambuslang area?Continue reading “Consultation Extra: South Lanarkshire, Do you live or work in the Rutherglen or Cambuslang area? Please complete this survey by 10 June.”