East Renfrewshire take their cycle tracks into town. East Dunbartonshire turn their back on the Bearsway to go rural. Moves to improve Glasgow’s air quality and conserve areas of North Lanarkshire. City streetspace allocation – favouring buses over bikes?
Yes, 6 brave souls headed out in the wind and rain for an excellent 15 miles – yes, just 15 miles of a ride, but we saw lots.
We saw football grounds, old and new, cycle tracks, parks (lots of), a museum or two, cycle infrastructure and rivers. We climbed hills and speeded down them, avoided dogs and their owners, just about missed cars crossing the South City Way and, despite the weather, had a great time.
Do join us next time, or the one after. The infrastructure ride planned for January, but delayed because of ice, will now be in April. For December’s ride, cancelled because of snow, check our website Rides page and we look forward to seeing you sometime.
This ride will see us take a tour around some of the parks, sporting venues, and other attractions around the south side of the city. We will start with the south west of the city and work around to the south east, ending up back at the River Clyde in time for lunch.
…o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley.” Happy Burns Night! Rabbie lived in Dumfries for a while and this first issue of 2024 includes events on Galloway and Ayrshire’s hopes to become a new national park (before the bid goes to the Scottish Parliament). Also, there are updates on two City Deal plans for “relief roads” with question marks about active travel links around them.
In the Southside, there’s a day of workshops in Govanhill. A few pre-consultations for development plans close soon, followed by the Development Frameworks for Pollok and Easterhouse. Nextbike have a survey about new hire station locations. Traffic Orders have started to re-appear, including ones for Avenues Plus.
Plans for a few Paisley landmarks to connect with more green space. Glasgow has guidance on green belt, delivery, place and a few Development Frameworks. East Dunbartonshire gathers evidence at events for its Local Development Plan 3. Also, neighbourhood plans in East Kilbride and school streets in East Ayrshire.
The new look Digest is still coming together as well – hopefully in the New Year.
It has been some time since we did a circular ride all around Glasgow. We will start by heading through the West End, then use the Clyde Tunnel cycle tunnel to reach Govan, and from there we will head across the South Side to reach Glasgow Green.
Another shorter Digest for now while GoBike looks at a new way of producing these. There are both longer term strategies and more local consultations in this issue. Also, an update from Glasgow about more ups and downs for the Avenues programme.