Consultation Digest Issue 66, 04 August 2020: an abundance of new Consultations, some very topical and some old “favourites”. So do get involved in improving where you live.

Glasgow City Council seem to have exhausted themselves with providing pop-up cycle lanes etc for social distancing and now we are back to “normal” with 5 proposals for traffic calming in different parts of the city. Plus GoBike members have been proactive in informing us that we need to protect what we’ve got in terms of current cycle provision and to consider changes to the Highway Code. And there’s even more, so do please read on.

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East Renfrewshire is making positive steps for Active Travel

Like many local authorities, East Renfrewshire has been giving some thought to transport and travel in the post-Covid world, and has received an initial £100,000 of Spaces for People Funding for safer walking, cycling, and wheeling.

This is a huge opportunity. In the past, many parts of East Ren have often felt like a hostile and dangerous place for people on bikes – yet the sheer number and diversity of people seen out enjoying walking and cycling during lockdown have shown just how much of a difference safer, low-traffic spaces can make. Almost 100,000 people live in the East Ren council area and with reduced capacity on public transport likely for the foreseeable future, safe routes for active travel are critical to avoid further locking in car-dependency.

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Consultation Digest Issue 64, 07 July 2020: Lockdown eases and we see some positive changes!

From the feature photo with this Digest you will see that it is getting easier to cycle to Paradise! It is also now easier to cycle around George Square with private motor traffic banned from 7am to 7pm and perhaps next year it will be easier, and more interesting, to cycle along the canal at Stockingfield when the new overbridge has been constructed. News on these 3 items is in Section 3.

This Digest continues to promote the Commonplace maps, plus we have an interesting consultation on the Kingston Bridge and a copy of the GoBike submission for Pollok Park, where private cars are back parking irresponsibly.

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Consultation Digest Issue 63, 23 June 2020: Have you put your comments on Commonplace yet?

There has been much publicity about the measures that are required or being considered to cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic and we, the public, have been asked for our views. The format for our views is the Commonplace Map and we feature 2 in this Digest, the one for Glasgow and the one for East Renfrewshire. We must ALL contribute to these maps; we ALL know where changes, big or small, will make cycling better for us all.

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Consultation Digest Issue 61, 26 May 2020

There are 2 new items and the first is news of progress with the redevelopment of Motherwell Train Station, with a nod given to active travel – let’s hope it’s sufficient as more and more people take to walking and cycling and return to public transport, albeit with social distancing, rather than jumping in the car. Then there is a questionnaire for you.
Probably more important, though are Items 1.3 and 1.4 with significant questions on the impact of Covid 19. Do please respond to the well set-out surveys if you wish to see transport and travel improvements.

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Cycling in Glasgow – a major update, apologies for the hiccup yesterday

Yesterday, 14 May, GoBike was fortunate enough to get an update from Councillor Anna Richardson, Chair of Sustainability and Carbon Reduction with Glasgow City Council on the action the Council is taking to manage social distancing and other issues arising from the Covid 19 pandemic. She confirmed that the new Clyde Street / Broomielaw cycle lane is one way, westbound, and gave other significant news.

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Consultation Digest Issue 60, 12 May 2020: the lockdown goes on, but will we learn from it?

The Digest hits 60, so is it time to use the bus pass? No, certainly not; let’s keep cycling and we are now joined by so many others, it’s a delight. However, the news from North Lanarkshire is roads, roads and more roads but there are more promising signs from the Scottish Government and Parliament on the effects of Covid 19

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#Spacefordistancing Has Just Got Real

GoBike welcomes Glasgow City Council’s announcement that they are going to be making improvements to enable people walking, wheeling and cycling to keep at a safe distance in the city.

The creation of temporary cycle lanes has been rolled out by many cities over the world, in response to Covid-19. It is heartening to see that Scotland’s main cities are following suit.

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