Road Share – Protecting Vulnerable Road Users: rejected by the SNP!


At the SNP conference in Perth on Friday the proposal to adopt the principle of Presumed Liability was rejected, see the Herald of Saturday 15 November.  This is particularly disappointing since Go Bike is a supporter of Road Share and we had an excellent presentation from Brenda Mitchell of the campaign at our AGM on Wednesday 12 November.  If you are a member of the SNP please raise this topic at your next Branch Meeting, or if you are not, please write to your councillors and MSPs, of any and every party to support the campaign.


GCC: Proposed Newlands to Silverburn Cycling & Walking Route


Go Bike members have considered Glasgow City Council’s proposals for this route, and while some parts of the proposals are acceptable the council fails to address the Auldhouse Roundabout.  Our letter to the council, principally one of objection, may be found here on our website.  You may wish to submit a similar letter of comment or objection, or to contact the councillors for the area with any concerns you have.

Colleges Cycle Route Glasgow, meeting with Councillor Martha Wardrop


3 members of the Go Bike committee met with Martha Wardrop, Green Party Councillor for Hillhead Ward last Friday (17 October) to discuss our concerns about proposed changes to the Colleges Cycle Route (see the earlier post of 01 October).  It was a very positive meeting; Martha has had concerns expressed from local traders as well as cyclists and other people in the area.

Go Bike response: Glasgow’s Strategic Plan for Cycling 2010 – 2020

Cycle near dooring then Tbone Colleges A Winter Oct14

Go Bike has responded to the request from Glasgow City Council, at the most recent Glasgow Cycling Forum meeting, to submit a response to Glasgow’s Strategic Plan for Cycling 2010 – 2020.  This document has, as its vision “Cycling will be the biggest participation activity in the City by 2020”.  Despite this ambitious vision, the City Council relies on external funding to deliver cycle infrastructure schemes, rather than dedicate a part of its budget!  Our response is: Glasgow’s Strategic Plan for Cycling – Go Bike Response Oct14

We will progress this at the next meeting of the Forum in December.

A81 Bears Way cycle proposals, East Dunbartonshire Council


East Dunbartonshire Council propose the installation of segregated cycle lanes on the A81 from Milngavie towards Hillfoot and eventually the Glasgow boundary.  The approach from EDC is generally good, but Go Bike have submitted comments, which may be seen here

If you use this road, watch out for further information from East Dunbartonshire and make sure your views are heard.

More people on bikes Manifesto!



On Saturday 04 October about 40 people, including 4 Go Bike members and representatives of pro-cycling groups from all over Scotland (at least from as far afield as Aberdeen and Dumfries) came together at the Sustrans offices in Edinburgh to resolve:

  1. How we work together constructively.
  2. Do we need a common manifesto for the 2016 Holyrood elections?

The answer to the second question was a resounding YES and we are now determined to work together to produce a manifesto aimed at getting more people to use bikes, and getting our elected representatives to take this on board.

If you wish to take an active role in this, please contact Go Bike.


Glasgow City Council (Colleges Cycle Route) Traffic Regulation Order, Go Bike objection

college cycle route phase2

The City Council have a laudable aim to improve the Colleges Cycle Route from Highburgh Road through to Jordan hill.  However, there is a notable gap in the cycle lane provision from Hyndland Road into Clarence Drive, parking is still to be allowed on cycle lanes and cycle lanes have been designed to the absolute minimum width, not even the desirable minimum.  Thus Go Bike has discussed the proposals and has submitted an Objection, which you can see here

If you wish to comment or submit an objection then please base your submission on this, if you wish.  If you are objecting to the proposals then clearly state that it is an objection.  Submissions close on Monday 13 October.