Back to School Streets…
Traffic Orders in this issue include School Streets road restrictions and banned turns on Haggs Rd at Pollok Park. Glasgow’s Active Travel Strategy has gone through changes and council committee.
The first two Liveable Neighbourhoods areas, Langside–Toryglen and Ruchill–Cowlairs, have progressed to planning projects. The next two, Dennistoun–Cranhill and Govan–Kingston, are still online but there’s probably not much time if you want your suggestion included in the first lot of projects…
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 105, 3 February 2022”
We are a few month’s into the current parliamentary term and here come the consultations on government policy. I expect quite a few over the coming months. The 4th National Planning Framework is the main focus of this digest with two live consultations – from the Government and from a Parliamentary Committee.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 9, 10 Dec 2021: The one after the Budget”
A bear on a bike in the Square.
The route of the March for Climate Justice on Saturday 6 November started on Kelvin Way and passed more Spaces for People measures in George Square. An order has come out to help make the temporary Spaces for People measures around the square permanent.
The march couldn’t get anywhere near the COP26 venue at the SEC. It has just lodged a planning application for its sometimes public cycle/footbridge. Looking further to the future, this Digest also includes two long term strategies for Glasgow and another for South Ayrshire.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 99, 11 November 2021”
Ta-ra to Tuesdays.
The cut-down Digest will continue on Thursdays.
There is obviously quite a lot happening around Glasgow just now as well as a few consultations each for East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Argyll & Bute.
Glasgow Transport Strategy: Policy Framework – following on from previous consultations last year.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 97, 14 October 2021”
I’m sure by now you will have heard that Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie has been appointed as the new Active Travel Minister in the Scottish Government – congratulations to Patrick. The new role was created after a deal was reached between the Scottish Greens and SNP on a form of power-sharing in Government. The agreement included a raft of measures which will benefit people who want to cycle including a commitment to boost funding for active travel to £320m by 2024/25, which is 10% of the transport budget.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 7, 10 September 2021: New term and new Active Travel Minister”
Consultations from around Glasgow.
This Digest covers most points of the compass in Glasgow and neighbouring areas to the west, south and east.
Quite a few local and national petitions have been launched recently so this Digest has an update on those (instead of infrastructure).
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 93, 17 August 2021”
Consultations around the edge of Glasgow (and city centre parking).
There’s plenty in this Digest despite it being holiday time, with weather to match for a change (in Glasgow Fair!).
This issue is mostly about the fringes – both inside and outside the city boundary; in more and less deprived areas. It’s also about city centre parking and emissions, which is often linked to people driving in from areas around the edge of Glasgow.
The Infrastructure Update has a bit more from north and east but also a project from the West End, just in case anyone’s getting withdrawal symptoms…
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 91, 20 July 2021”
GoBike member, Jimmy, in South Lanarkshire, has forwarded this email notifying cancellation/postponement of events planned for today and tomorrow.
Continue reading “Consultation Extra, Update 2 to Digest 56, 17 March 2020, South Lanarkshire Active Travel Events today and tomorrow, CANCELLED.”
Glasgow is now consulting on phase 2 of its Low Emission Zone, plus we have news on parking restrictions, a wee step forward on cycling permeability, and cycle lanes being built. Read on for much, much more.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 55, 03 March 2020: GoBike asks for your views – and your money – plus much, much more.”
We have recently linked to a new report published by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Scottish Government on our Evidence pages (see Health) called the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines that provides a wealth of evidence to show just how valuable exercise such as active travel is, not just to ourselves personally, but also on a much wider scale. We believe this goes a long way to show just how much of a health issue active travel is and should be treated as, particularly when it comes to funding considerations.
Here are some key quotes and infographics pulled out by one of our members for us.
Continue reading “More evidence that improved cycling infrastructure is good for health.”