GCC have responded to our objection to the introduction of short stay parking opposite the Community Central Halls. Considering the overall improvement to the junction of Maryhill Road with Napiershall Street, we have withdrawn our objection. You may see details here.
Many thanks to all those people in Glasgow who have signed the GoBike petition, but more signatures are needed. Please ask all your friends, family, colleagues, all the people you cycle with, to sign. Reasons to sign are on our flyer:
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.
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 propose to install traffic lights at the Paisley Road West/Tweedsmuir Road/Cardonald Place Road 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.
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!
Bob Downie of GoBike will be talking to Kaye Adams on Morning Call on Radio Scotland tomorrow morning, ie Wednesday 11 February, about the current petition to bring in a default 20mph speed limit on most of Glasgow’s road.
Please listen if you can and call in or text to add your support. The programme starts at 08:50. Don’t miss it!
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).
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.
Glasgow City Council propose to extend the 30mph limit on Kennishead Road to a point 450m east of Boydstone Road. This is good news and our response to the consultation may be seen here