Glasgow City Council propose to increase parking in the Dowanhill and Byres Road area, introduce one-way streets to accommodate this and allow contraflow cycling. Contraflow cycling is something Go Bike aspires to for one-way streets but GCC’s order and their drawing give no indication of signage, allow parking on both sides of streets, allow parking far too close to junctions and give no indication as to whether this is a localised policy or one that will be extended to cover the whole city.
Go Bike has thus submitted an objection to the proposals, which may be found here
If you live in the area, cycle through it or have concerns about these proposals we urge you to comment to the City Council. The closing date is Friday 26 September and, if you wish to object, please state clearly that your submission is an objection. You are welcome to use the Go Bike letter as a guide.
2pm – 3.30pm GMT, Wednesday 1 October 2014, online webinar
An essential webinar for local authority professionals and community leaders and campaigners considering or progressing 20mph limits in their area, to make walking and cycling safer and more appealing.
We have been told by our colleagues in England, where 20mph zones are regularly mandatory, about this webinar. Should be worth watching.
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!
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.