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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Glasgow, Spaces for People – more space to walk, more space to cycle.

Glasgow City Council has announced today some very welcome moves to create more space to walk in the city centre and local shopping areas, plus more cycle lanes.

See: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/spacesforpeople/programme

and: https://reglasgow.com/miles-of-city-centre-road-space-to-become-people-friendly-including-one-third-of-street-parking-bays/

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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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Consultation Digest Issue 59, 28 April 2020: Social Distancing; we all want to keep to the guidelines, but it’s tricky.

We have no new public consultations for you but we do bring news of an important event for Community Councillors and community groups this Thursday, 30 April, see Item 2.1. We also continue our look forward to better days with more and more people cycling – even with the restrictions of social distancing. We report on the Pedal on Parliament #SpaceForDistancing campaign for short-term increases in space for cycling (and walking) but we also need to look past the short term to get more cycling space, thus inducing more cycle traffic.

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Consultation Digest Issue 57, 31 March 2020: Cycling on quiet streets – time to see where the cycle lanes should be!

Automatic responses from Glasgow City Council on the submission of consultations tell us: “Please note that normal office processes and procedures have been impacted by the developing Covid-19 situation.” Thus, while we have information for you today, it is reducing quickly.

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Consultation Digest Issue 56, 17 March 2020: Glasgow moves to reduce motor traffic in George Square

Yes, positive moves from Glasgow with private motor vehicles to be banned for 12 hours per day from George Square, and what we hope is the start of a trend: the appearance of contraflow cycling in Hutchesontown. We also report active travel workshops and surveys in South Lanarkshire, but we aren’t sure if North Lanarkshire have caught up with the Climate Emergency yet as a new road is proposed – oh dear.

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Consultation Digest Issue 55, 03 March 2020: GoBike asks for your views – and your money – plus much, much more.

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.

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Consultation Digest Issue 54, 18 February 2020: An event today for Battlefield, one tomorrow for Yorkhill & Kelvingrove, and yet more on “traffic calming”.

This is, primarily, the feedback issue, with 16 updates on items that have been covered before. These include 10 consultation submissions: 4 for Traffic Calming (speed cushions proposed for all), 3 for Byres Road, 1 for proposed one-way with no contraflow (but see our final item for what we hope is a change for the better) 1 for Car Club Electric Vehicle Charging Points (the location of which cause some concern, but we include a different approach from North Lanarkshire) and 1 high-level District Regeneration Framework – thanks to all the people who contributed to the letters submitted, but do please read on for the detail and stushies at 2 big football clubs.

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Consultation Digest Issue 53, 04 February 2020: Cars, Parking, 20mph, Avenues and Housing – it’s all here.

Glasgow City Council maintain their policy of “Streets for Cars” by installing speed cushions to deter high motor speeds rather than installing cycle lanes or doing other public realm works, and we also look at completed works in the east of Glasgow that we previously commented on.

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Consultation Digest Issue 51, 07 January 2020: A Very Happy New Year to All Our Readers, and a few reminders

As our Digest enters not only its second half-century, but a new decade, this seems a good time to encourage any of you out there who are not yet GoBike members to join us. GoBike is only as strong as its members. We are people who recognise the need for good cycle infrastructure and so we campaign for it. We receive no public funding, have no paid employees, and are run entirely by volunteers, but we do have enthusiastic members who are pleased to get involved and/or pay our minimum fee of £5 per year (and many pay more). Do please join us but also read on for the news, including the long-awaited Byres Road TROs, we have for you.

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