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.”
We have some interesting new proposals for you this time, from parking changes to allow a new cycle lane at Speirs Wharf to pedestrian crossings to climate change. Also, fascinating feedback that demonstrates a lack of overall compliance with aspirations for active travel, with contraflow cycling denied yet again in the west of Glasgow and ongoing concern about University Avenue. Read on!Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 32, 16 April 2019, Glasgow’s South City Way nudges forward, Zebra Crossing survey, more on Byres Road, and read on for disappointments but also good news”
In this issue we have two chances to input on public transport. The first is closing tomorrow, for the SPT, which is very active and public transport oriented, and the second is a Get Glasgow Moving petition. A strong voice on the Get Glasgow Moving input could influence official thinking on both the SPT and transformational frameworks such as that for the Glasgow Broomielaw featured below. Plus a late entry – a survey on a possible bike hire scheme in Motherwell! However, 2 further late entries to this Digest throw a cloud on the long-promised Sauchiehall Street avenue concept.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 30, 19 March 2019: Get your views in now to the SPT regional survey and the Get Glasgow Moving petition, and is transformation possible?”