Yorkhill Glasgow: contraflow cycling without signage! Appeal to Court of Session

Court of Session

GoBike has now made what we think is our first appeal to the Court of Session further to one of our supporters having an objection to proposed parking and other changes in Yorkhill rejected.  We were unaware of the original consultation but have now submitted an Objection to Glasgow City Council and an appeal against their intention to introduce contraflow cycling in Yorkhill (yes, a good thing) without:

  • removing parking from one side of the road.
  • marking the contraflow cycle lane, and
  • the necessary signage
  • following design guidance and the Traffic Signs Manual

Details of our letters may be found here on our website.  We aren’t sure if it will be accepted but here’s hoping.

Traffic lights: 5-second advance for cyclists

Green cycle light

There was a slight mistake in the previous post about the proposed traffic lights at the junction of Cardonald Place Road with Paisley Road West: we have asked for a 5-second, not a 5-minute, advance on the timing to allow cyclists to exit Cardonald Place Road before traffic from Tweedsmuir Road starts moving.

This is an accepted aspect of traffic lights and should, in our opinion, be used more.  Glasgow City Council have said they will consider introducing a 5-second advance for cyclists travelling west on Gordon Street at the junction with Renfield Street / Union Street.  This would allow cyclists to get onto the junction before taxis etc coming from Central Station turn right across their path into Union Street.

Glasgow City Council: proposed changes at the Paisley Road West/Tweedsmuir Road/Cardonald Place Road Junction

PRW Tweedsmuir

Glasgow City Council propose to install traffic lights at this junction with a contraflow cycle lane on Cardonald Place Road.  We have proposed that they also make the cycle lane mandatory, put cycle markings across the junction to alert motorists to cyclists and provide a 5-second advance time at the traffic lights for cyclists.  Consultation closes on Thursday 19 February.  If you support our proposals you can see our letter here and please write into the City Council with your views.

GCC: proposed changes to Maryhill Road/Napiershall Street junction

Community Central Halls

Glasgow City Council have announced plans to change the junction arrangements at the top of Napiershall Street, where it meets Maryhill Road at the Community Central Halls.  We like most of the proposals but object to the proposed introduction of kerbside parking on Maryhill Road just to the left of Napiershall Street.

Our letter outlining our views may be seen here and if you share our concerns please also write in – but hurry – consultation closes today.  Sorry about the short notice but the 20mph petition took precedence over the last couple of days!

Success! 20mph petition approved: PLEASE SIGN

20mph sign blue sky

Success!  Glasgow City Council have approved our petition and it is now available on the Council’s website at: https://www.glasgowconsult.co.uk/KMS/Epetitions.aspx

If you have a Glasgow address, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION to improve the environment in our city.  The closing date is shown as 07 March so please sign as soon as you can (we have asked for this date to be extended because of the delay in approval but we can’t guarantee that).

20mph petition – blocked by Glasgow City Council!

20mph petition

Glasgow City Council have, to date, refused to allow a petition calling for a 20mph speed limit to be the norm  on the city’s streets on the grounds they are already doing enough!  This article in today’s Herald quotes Bob Downie’s (pictured centre) findings that, under their current rate of progress, it will take 37 years to reach the same level as Edinburgh aims to achieve in 3!

It’s an excellent article on page 11 of the Herald, with a taster on page 1.  Do read it and do write into the Herald, with a copy to your councillors, expressing your disappointment at this move to prevent us voicing our opinion that we want a healthy, active and safe environment in our city.