We have lots of news, good and not so good, in this issue – a new bridge over the Black Cart in Renfrewshire, a possible new bridge over the canal at Stockingfield, good and not so good news from Clyde Place/Buchanan Wharf, 20mph confirmed for Calton Barras, proposals for new offences of causing death or serious injury while cycling and much, much more, so please read on. Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 17, 04 September 2018, New Cycle Bridges, Re-design for Battlefield and lots more.”
Further to last November’s public engagement event for proposed public realm works at Battlefield, we would like to make you aware of a drop-in launch event where you can meet the team, share your knowledge, and get more information on the project.
The community-led Street Design project in Battlefield will be held in Glasgow on Tuesday 4th September. More information as follows: Continue reading “Consultation Extra: Glasgow Battlefield Re-design Event Tuesday 04 September”
The schools are back, the roads are busy, but unfortunately not many parents and carers cycle with their children to school, so do please respond to the Glasgow North East Travel Routes Consultation that closes tomorrow and the other consultations listed that will make it easier for us all to get around by bike. Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 16, 21 August 2018: Activity in Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland and the UK”
It’s been another quiet fortnight on the consultations front but we have a couple of interesting ones for you to respond to. These are the Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme and a final push on Pavement Parking from Living Street. We also have a reminder about the Buchanan Wharf development that closes today, and don’t forget the Glasgow North East Active Travel Routes Consultation Event tomorrow.
We have recently been informed by one of our members – thanks very much Neil L – of this forthcoming consultation by Glasgow City Council:
“The North East Active Travel Routes consultation can be viewed via this link.
The closing date for consultation will be Wednesday 22 August.
A public drop in session will be held from 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday 8 August at Beatroute Arts Centre, 285 Wallacewell Road, G21 3RP.”
Do get along to the event if you can; there’ll be a reminder in next week’s Consultations Digest, and do have a look at the information on-line, using the link above or at: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=23027 and https://glasgowgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=97d5df94a910461fb5d450db4863448a
For this fortnight we have good news for Lennoxtown as a draft place plan consultation reaches us – but do they go far enough for active travel? We also have some of the detail for the development at Clyde Place, Tradeston, now to be known as Buchanan Wharf. In other news we also have some interesting feedback from Glasgow City Council, and Sustrans are undertaking a review on the National Cycle Network. Other than that been it’s very quiet, giving us time to get out and cycle. Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 14, 14 July 2018: Holiday time but do respond to the Lennoxtown plan and support the South West City Way with the new development on Clyde Place”
We know that most of our members are concerned about the extent of on-road parking in the city, and this week we have two items on parking – see items 1.3 and 3.1. We have responded on a new Concordat between Glasgow City Council and the Third Sector (see item 1.1), and we hope that its implementation will bring changes to the current lack of early meaningful consultation, that all too often leaves us with objecting to a Traffic Regulation Order as our only option. For the good news on segregated routes, see our items on Connecting Woodside, the Argyle Street Avenue and Bunhouse Road. Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 13. Parking – we are not amused, but some good news on segregated cycle lanes”
We now have the first traffic regulation order for the proposals put forward by Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council. This is a very pro-active community council, working hard to improve the area and keep residents informed (see 1.6). This is also your last chance to comment on the notorious Byres Road proposals, so please read on.
The unplanned preview on Sunday of this Digest gave you a taste of what was to come, but review and completion have introduced changes from item 1.3 onwards, so there’s more for you to read – and take action on. Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 12, the full version, 26 June 2018, Community Activity around Kelvinhall and proposed buildouts and speed cushions impeding cycling near Glasgow Green”
It seems that the Woodside mini-Holland project has grown, with a 20mph mandatory speed limit already planned for the area, parking restrictions also proposed and a proposed “prohibition of driving ((Except Pedal Cycles) at North Woodside Road”. See the planned new-look Woodside Road near the junction with Maryhill Road in the photo.
There’s now to be an exhibition of the “Connecting Woodside” plans for the area, as per this message we have received from Glasgow City Council:
“Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:41 AM +0100
Subject: Connecting Woodside online Consultation and event (OFFICIAL)
You may be aware of Glasgow City Council’s bid for funding to Transport Scotland’s Community Links Plus competition with the Woodside Mini Holland bid. http://www.sustrans.org.uk/scotland/communities/community-links-plus-design-competition. The competition was seeking exemplar projects that promote walking, cycling and public space.
Glasgow City Council submitted the project bid last year and were up against 37 other national bids. Woodside Mini-Holland was announced as a winner in November 2017. The project is now known as ‘Connecting Woodside’.
To follow up consultation undertaken throughout the last year GCC and Sustrans will be holding a public walk-in engagement event with a supplementary online consultation to gather further comments on specific sections of the project.
The public engagement event will focus on specific sections of the project; mainly:
- Garscube Road
- North Woodside Road crossing at Maryhill Road
We are proposing a number of changes to improve the environment for cyclists, pedestrians, local residents and businesses. New designs could see the implementation of:
- New pedestrian crossings
- Segregated cycle lanes
- Reallocation of road space.
- Junction redesign at Garscube Road / Possil Rd Cross and Garscube Rd/Firhill
- Crossing reallocation and public space treatment on North Woodside Road at Maryhill Road
A public drop in session will be held on:
Tuesday 26th June
Woodside Library, St. George’s Road
Information and an online survey will be available from the 19th June for a period of 4 weeks. The online consultation tool will be available at: www.glasgow.gov.uk/connectingwoodside. Please enter as many comments on the map as you would like e.g. ‘I would like a crossing here as it is difficult to cross’. The website will remain open for comments, however the closing date for consultation responses will be the 17th July.
Consultation materials for project can be found here: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=42014&p=0 “
It all looks very exciting so do please look at the plans, get yourself along next Tuesday if you can and respond to the on-line consultation.
Yes, plans are afoot for the Argyle Street Avenue, see: http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/7475/Argyle_Street_%E2%80%98Avenue%E2%80%99_consultation_gets_underway.html which contains, as well as the background details, this information:
“On Street Consultation Schedule
Friday 15th June – 10am – 2pm – Argyle St at Buchanan St
Friday 15th June – 2pm – 6pm – Hielanman’s Umbrella
Saturday 16th June – 10am – 2pm – St Enoch Sq
Saturday 16th June – 2pm – 6pm – Trongate
Sunday 17th June – 10am – 2pm – Trongate
For the latest updates check twitter @GlasgowCC as this schedule may be subject to change at short notice”
The article also states that “the project will examine public demand for walking and cycling provision” but as you can see from their photo, which we have reproduced above, they already show bikes pushed to the side with people walking, not a good situation. Argyle Street is a core path, so let’s make sure for all of us who cycle there that we get good cycle lanes.