Peter Hayman, who has long been an active and effective GoBike campaigner, is a true cycling legend. Today, the 28th of March, he turns 80, and to celebrate his birthday, he is planning a hefty 80 mile cycle ride. For this adventure (and Peter is no stranger to adventures), he hopes to cycle to the coast via his previous homes in the West of Scotland and through the home town of his adopted football club, Kilmarnock FC, before returning to Glasgow.Continue reading “A cycling legend: An 80 mile bike ride for an 80th birthday.”
Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government are looking for your views on the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) plus other on-line surveys and a bit of controversy about taxis and priority at side street junctions on proposed segregated cycle lane. Do read on through this bumper bundle of current consultations as far as the feedback for Queen Margaret Drive.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 49, 10 December 2019: Highest number yet of current consultations and surveys, with one closing at 5pm today – time for a tea break?”
Here are the details for our August ride – don’t forget that they are held on the first Sunday of the month, always taking you somewhere, at least for part of the route, that is new to you.
Sunday 4 August – Doon The Water
As usual, we will start on the bank of the River Clyde, and we will follow it downstream, crossing the Erskine Bridge and joining the Clyde Coastal Path. After lunch in Greenock there will be a local tour around the Greenock area to take in the views.
35 miles, returning by train from Gourock.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
For further details see our Rides page.
For our first Consultation Digest of 2019, we have the details for the South City Way to reach across the Clyde, the promise of segregated cycle lanes on Byres Road and a great reach out to some news from Helensburgh and Motherwell. Lots, lots more in this mega-issue as desks were cleared for the end of 2018 and Glasgow, certainly, ups its game. Even Pollok Park gets a mention, so do read on.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 25, 10 January 2019: Happy New Year with more progress on the South City Way, good news about Byres Road and feedback from Argyll and Bute and North Lanarkshire”
This fortnight we have two new consultations in from East Dunbartonshire, plus high level previews of two Strategic Development Frameworks (SDFs) for Glasgow (the River Clyde corridor and Govan – Partick), as well as an update on campaigning for a 20mph default speed limit in our towns and cities. Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 24, 18 December 2018 – East Dunbartonshire news / the River Clyde / default urban 20mph”
A consultation invitation from East Renfrewshire, sent to us via Twitter:
“We want to make travelling within East Ren easier, ensuring communities are connected to services, leisure and jobs. Help identify improvements to transport links in Barrhead on our interactive map http:/ or drop-in to our event at Barrhead Foundry, 24 Oct, 4-8pm
If you live or work, or just visit Barrhead, do please get to the event on Wednesday 24th October, or put your views on the interactive map.
We bring you something a little bit different today – a book review from Brenda Lillicrap, GoBike committee member, on ‘Designing for Cycle Traffic – International Principles and Practice’ by John Parkin and published by ICE.
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”
Saturday 8th September 11am-4pm Killie Browser, Kilmarnock Station
Walk Cycle Vote are hosting another of their inspiring campaigners days, this time in Kilmarnock. If you’re in the area and looking to find out how you can do more to help improve safe cycling conditions, this is the event for you. GoBike will be there presenting on campaigns we’ve run in Glasgow, there will be discussions, and for a real treat, award winning cycle campaigner Sally Hinchcliffe will present on creative campaigning techniques.
Tickets are free – to register and for more information head on over here.