Advance Notice, ROAD SHARE and ROAD JUSTICE Public meeting and AGM, 12 November

Please keep the date, Wednesday 12 November

Venue: The Admiral Bar, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, with new bike stands and a Nextbike station nearby.

Time: 7pm for 7:30 for the Go Bike AGM and Public Meeting, a short AGM when we will tell you what we’ve been doing and then our Public Meeting with 2 speakers:

Brenda Mitchell from Road Share, the Presumed Liability Campaign, to discuss changes required in Civil Law

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and Donald Urquhart from the Scottish Road Justice Working Group, to discuss changes required in Criminal Law to improve the situation for cyclists and other vulnerable road users.

Pedal for Scotland – Go Bike riders!

Further to Douglas’s messages please make sure you are at the fountain outside the Peoples’ Palace for 07:30 tomorrow, ie ready to leave from there at 07:30.  We then need to move through to the departure point to leave there before 08:00.

The weather forecast is good – it should be a good day!

Pollokshaws Streamline: Consultation closes 29 August

Pollokshaws StreamlineGo Bike is now preparing its response to this consultation. The proposals are designed to improve the bus service on this route.  Our concerns, and the basis of our Objection, are:

  • No consistent, overall policy for cycling has been used in drawing up these proposals.
  • Advanced Stop Lines are proposed at some traffic lights but not all.
  • At some junctions the Advanced Stop Lines only cover 1 lane, not both, of traffic, thus increasing the risk to cyclists when turning right.
  • Cycle lanes exist in some parts, but not along the whole route.
  • Although there are short sections of 24-hour bus lanes, which may also be used by cyclists, this is not the case along the whole route.
  • No attempt has been made to improve the roundabout at the junction with Barrhead Road, to make it easier and safer for cyclists to negotiate.

If you wish to voice your concern about these proposals, please do so by Friday.  If you object to the proposals, state clearly that you are submitting an objection.

Go Bike t-shirts: get yours now in time for Pedal for Scotland!

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Go Bike t-shirts, modelled here by Jeremy and Peter, wearing the “Regular fit” medium and large respectively and Tricia, wearing the “Lady fit” in medium, are now available to buy at:

Rig, 141 West Regent Street (city centre) and 22 Battlefield Road (southside) and

The Bike Station 65 Haugh Road

for £10, cash sales only please.  Available in Lady fit sizes medium and large, Regular sizes small, medium, large and extra large.

Get yours now and wear for the Pedal for Scotland ride on Sunday 07 September.

Go Bikers, let’s communicate!

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Go Bikers, here’s how to communicate with Go Bike and other members / supporters.

Check out our website, www.gobike.org  Information that Go Bike posts on here goes direct to our Facebook page and to our Twitter feed, @GoBikeGlasgow.

We also have a Facebook group; this is an open group where you can tell other members and supporters about bike events etc.

If you don’t wish to use Facebook then you can get in touch with other members and supporters via our yahoo e-mail group.  If you are not a member of this group then go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gobike-news/info and follow the instructions to join.  Once you are a member then e-mail your message to gobike-news@yahoogroups.com

To contact Go Bike, ie committee members, we have 3 e-mail addresses:

campaigns@gobike.org – for campaigns and concerns about cycling,

treasurer@gobike.org – for finance and membership queries

convenor@gobike.org – for general matters.

Cycling-Friendly City – Glasgow Petition hand-in, 25 July 2014

Dave Brennan, with Go Bike members, supporters and other cycle enthusiasts, handed the Petition to Councillor Alistair Watson (that’s him in the dress-down Friday black polo shirt and jeans), Executive Member for Sustainability and Transport on Glasgow City Council and Councillor Frank McAveety, Glasgow’s Cycling Czar, in a very busy and sunny Commonwealth Games George Square this morning.  Watch out for a report in tomorrow’s Herald.2014-07-25 22.01.13 2014-07-25 22.01.38 2014-07-25 22.05.07 2014-07-25 22.06.18 2014-07-25 22.06.29 2014-07-25 22.14.23

Bike Tower at the Bike Town launch event

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Go Bike will be at the launch of CamGlen Bike Town on Saturday 19th July between 11am and 4pm.

Bike Town is encouraging everyone to cycle to Cambuslang Park and add their bike to the Interactive Bike Tower sculpture which is 5m high and holds 40 bikes.

The sculpture is the creation of Scottish artist Rob Mulholland, who says “I wanted to involve as many local people in the project as possible and thought that it would be a great idea if people could cycle to the park and help us make the sculpture with their own bikes. My hope is that everyone who lends their bikes will see this as their artwork. It’s an opportunity for the whole community to get involved in a fun project.”

The Bike Town launch event will include:
• Free cycle bag for the first 100 who arrive on a bike and hang their bikes on the sculpture.
• Plus free refreshments for all who arrive by bike.
• Lots of prizes, freebies and giveaways.
• Free Dr Bike.
• Free Bling your Bike with Eilidh’s Box Bike.
• Free cycle maps.
• Entertainment and sounds provided by CamGlen Radio.
• GoBike will be there plus other stalls with cycling and community related information.

Enter by the main gate on Cairns Rd. Cambulang Park, Cambuslang, G72 8PZ

The sculpture will stay in place until 3pm on Sunday the 20th July.

Keep up to date with this event on the Facebook event page

More info on CamGlen Bike Town

Glasgow City Centre Transport Strategy

Glasgow city cycling strategy

Glasgow city cycling strategy

The Glasgow City Centre Transport Strategy 2014 – 2024 is available online for comments and responses until 30th May 2014.
This is your chance to take part and make your views on Glasgow city centre transport known.

Following up on the Go Bike open meeting on City Centre Transport Strategy which took place on 12th March, we have uploaded the 3 presentations given that evening as PDF files.

Go Bike Convenor’s Introduction

Sue Hilder, Access Officer, Glasgow City Council, on Core Paths

Andrew Brown of the sustainable transport team, Glasgow City Council, on Traffic Strategy for Cycling