Join us on Sunday and find out just where it is, and think back to the days of campaigning for the Bears Way! This ride will head out into the countryside to the north of Glasgow, heading out via Woodside, Possilpark and Bishopbriggs to reach the canal at Cadder, before crossing the River Kelvin to Balmore. From Baldernock, we will continue to Milngavie, and ride the Bears Way path to Hillfoot. After that, we will continue on a mix of major and minor roads to reach the Garscube Estate and Forth & Clyde Canal around lunchtime.
20 miles, one unsealed path, some climbing in the Baldernock area, mostly on road, including Milngavie Road at the end of the Bears Way.
Meet 10am at the north end of Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow. See here for more information on our rides.
As one event overshadows all others, the recent rush of consultations has stalled. Instead, some of Glasgow’s proposed Traffic Regulation Orders have been made permanent; including four Spaces for People projects.
Next month, consultation events begin for a trio of towns in East Renfrewshire (including the Williamwood area, which has a cycle lane petition).
Yes, it will be September tomorrow, but let’s hope this good weather lasts until the weekend. We’ll be doing a tour through some very varied parts of the south of the city and its outskirts, with a wee bit of climbing, but back in the city after 20 miles in time for lunch.
Meet at the north end of Bell’s Bridge for 10:00 on Sunday 03 September and see further details of this and forthcoming rides here.
Here’s the up and downy route that Andy took us on last Sunday. The ride started, as per usual, at the north end of Bell’s Bridge and we cycled out via Bellahouston Park and Mosspark, skirted Neilston and arrived at Gleniffer Braes from where we had a superb view of the Clyde Valley to the west of the city, a good place for our break.
August opens with Cycle to Work Day and plenty of Traffic Orders from Glasgow, East Ayrshire and East Dunbartonshire. There’s analysis of the event for the eastern side of Argyle St, with accessibility issues raised again. Also, a major city centre plan being pushed by GCC (with several emails to GoBike). It has a few surprises which could help connect the city centre. (Tonight’s Digest was delayed by connection and commuting issues –apologies.)
There’s a wee jaunt along the coast in this issue – taking in Port Glasgow, Greenock, Prestwick and Ayr. Also, a potential route from Paisley’s (dried up) canal to its town centre. In Glasgow there are Southside surveys and George Sq has gardens galore. Also, East Dunbartonshire Council update on some of their plans.
*Addition* Forthcoming consultations
Events about the ‘Argyle St East’ Avenue (Central Station to Barrowfield Park) are taking place early next week:
Monday 25 July 2022 – 10am to 6pm at St Enoch Centre.
After a flurry of consultations since the local elections, things have slowed down for summer holidays. However, there’s an important Order to pave the way for protected bike lanes on Byres Road (hopefully sooner rather than later).
Elsewhere, the City Wharf pre-application closes soon. Consultations on East City Way and East Ren’s guidance are open for a bit longer. Greater Pollok still has months to go, which is handy since the map only has a dozen responses so far. Also, Greenock’s Spaces for People consultation is still open. Added: consultations for Ayr/Prestwick and Battlefield, Glasgow.
This issue is split between a few East Renfrewshire consultations and one for the East City Way (by the velodrome, ahead of next year’s World Championships). There’s a consultation for ‘Greater Pollok’, in the south-west of Glasgow, and five ‘bus corridors’ on the western side of the city (no longer ‘Sustainable Transport Corridors’?).
Also, a new development is planned next to the shared path under the Kingston Bridge (see site plan in image, above). Plus feedback on moves to cap Charing Cross (or maybe even replace the city centre M8?).
This Digest is dominated by consultations for East Renfrewshire. (The last issue should have included some of them too – apologies.) Five area consultations use Commonplace maps, similar to Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods (one of which is still open). Other East Ren projects are for a section of Ayr Rd (A77) and supporting documents for the council’s Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2). It’s almost as if ERC have some new active travel staff…
Elsewhere, Inverclyde still have a survey open on a Spaces for People route. Also, a consultation is due to open in June about a gap site by the Clyde…
We will head off through Cathcart and Linn Park, and head out through Carmunnock to get to the outskirts of East Kilbride (avoiding trunk roads such as the A726). We’ll take a little time to explore the K-Woodlands, before joining a cycle route into the town centre to see the new cycle infrastructure there. After continuing across town, we will return to Glasgow, descending through Castlemilk and King’s Park, where we might just see Aitkenhead House, shown in the photo, just in time for lunch.
Due to road and path closures, there will be a couple of short sections of the ride that will be on main roads.
25 miles, including some off-road paths and steps in the K-Woodlands. Meet 10am north end of Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.