GoBike are backing Cycling UK’s campaign to end road traffic injustice. This comes in light of a new review that the Westminster Government have recently put out on dangerous cycling laws, consulting on the need for the new offence of causing death by careless or serious cycling. GoBike agrees that this review desperately needs to be much wider and should include all road traffic offences, something that was promised four years ago but has yet to materialise. The incidence of death and injury by motor vehicles far outweighs any caused by cycling, and the rate of prosecution or licence revocation for these motoring offences remains seriously low.
There is more information on the Cycling UK campaign here and if you would also like to add your backing, you can do that by following this link and adding your name to the call.
Saturday 8th September 11am-4pm Killie Browser, Kilmarnock Station
Walk Cycle Vote are hosting another of their inspiring campaigners days, this time in Kilmarnock. If you’re in the area and looking to find out how you can do more to help improve safe cycling conditions, this is the event for you. GoBike will be there presenting on campaigns we’ve run in Glasgow, there will be discussions, and for a real treat, award winning cycle campaigner Sally Hinchcliffe will present on creative campaigning techniques.
Glasgow City Council are taking the bold move to capitalise on recent road closures around George Square during the Glasgow 2018 events and are looking to potentially remove traffic permanently. GoBike are fully in support of this idea and would love to see George Square made a much friendlier, safer, quieter and less polluted place for people.
They have a survey here looking to gather opinions on this plan, and your input would be really appreciated – it only takes two minutes. Thanks for your assistance!
It’s been another quiet fortnight on the consultations front but we have a couple of interesting ones for you to respond to. These are the Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme and a final push on Pavement Parking from Living Street. We also have a reminder about the Buchanan Wharf development that closes today, and don’t forget the Glasgow North East Active Travel Routes Consultation Event tomorrow.
Join us once again for our monthly bike ride this month south eastwards, to Lanark.
This ride will take us out of Glasgow through Rutherglen and Cambuslang along a back road to Blantyre and Hamilton, then join NCN 74 to reach our lunch stop at Chatelherault Country Park. After lunch we will continue along NCN 74 through Larkhall and Lesmahagow as far as Happendon. We will then make our way over to Lanark for a train back to Glasgow. 45 miles including a selection of the good, the bad and the ugly of South Lanarkshire cycle infrastructure. Continue reading “GoBike Ride to Lesmahagow and Lanark – Sunday 5th August”
Roll up roll up, for GoBike’s Call for Action to all the current and future cycle campaigners in and around Glasgow, this very Saturday afternoon, yes that’s Saturday the 28th of July 2018. We need your ideas, your energy and your involvement.
Do you have ideas on how we can make cycling safer and better around our roads? Would you like to hear more about what and how we’ve been campaigning over the last year? Would you just like to see how you might be able to get more involved?