Consultation on both the 20mph proposed speed limit and the waiting and loading regulations, which includes the uphill painted cycle lanes, close today so there is just time, if you haven’t done so already, to sign our petition:Continue reading “Consultation Extra: University Avenue, consultation closes TODAY, 07 JUNE so there’s just time to sign our petition or get your response in.”
Quite a concentration on parking in this issue, with waiting/loading restrictions proposed for Bearsden, Laurieston and University Avenue, but also important access proposals for 6 schools in Glasgow plus an update on the workplace parking levy and measures to reduce congestion in Glasgow City Centre. Where would we be without car parking? Do read on ….Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 35, 28 May 2019 with some new feedback, but no new consultations, giving you time to respond to the issues that are still current”
Glasgow University recently became the first University in Scotland to declare a climate emergency, stating “we are affirming our belief that urgent action is needed to tackle climate change.” (1).
However the £1bn campus redevelopment plans have failed to future-proof transport-links around campus. Many staff, students and commuters have been left disappointed by the absence of a safe route for cycling on University Avenue. Consequently the petition for University Avenue to include such provision has now achieved over 500 signatures (2).Continue reading “Glasgow University Back-pedals on Climate Emergency”
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It’s crunch time for University Avenue, and we would like to ask for your help. Current plans for the redesign of this key arterial street do not include protected space for cycling and we simply cannot allow for the plans to go through unresisted. It would be a tragedy for the future of a safe linked up network of direct cycling routes in our city if University Avenue does not make space for protected cycling – for the staff and students who travel to the University, for the commuters who use the direct route to pass through, for parents taking their children to school or to the park, and for everyone who would like to chose to cycle but won’t, because sharing road space with heavier and faster moving vehicles stops them.
We have been alerted by GoBike member, Alasdair (who is also a Sustrans volunteer), who has forwarded news of impending works works to a retaining wall on the Kelvin Walkway close to the junction of Garrioch Drive and Garrioch Quadrant.Continue reading “Kelvin Walkway, Glasgow, forthcoming works to retaining wall – be aware.”
The design changes we’ve worked so hard to change, to include safe space for cycling, went to committee today and have been approved!!
This is fantastic news for cycling and walking on Byres Road. Congratulations to every member who played their part in this campaign, especially those involved in Space for People Byres Road.Continue reading “**Success!!** Byres Road Designs With Segregated Cycle Lanes Have Been Approved!!!”
Publishing a little late but hey, it’s school holidays, less traffic on the streets and, apart from that, your Digest author has been otherwise engaged. We have all sorts for you in this issue, so do please read on.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 31, 04 April 2019 featuring Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire”
Received just this afternoon, at 18:01 from a poor soul working late on a Friday, an email from Glasgow City Council:
‘MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF CHRISTINE FRANCIS
HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES, NEIGHBOURHOODS & SUSTAINABILITY
NORTH CITY WAY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENT – 03 April 2019
We have previously let you know about concerns arising around side street design in new schemes within Glasgow, and as detailed in our previous blogs, have been in touch with Sustrans and Glasgow City Council about the safety issues we feel are important to urgently address.
If you haven’t caught our discussions so far you can catch up here:Continue reading “** UPDATE 2 ** Side Streets”
In this issue we have two chances to input on public transport. The first is closing tomorrow, for the SPT, which is very active and public transport oriented, and the second is a Get Glasgow Moving petition. A strong voice on the Get Glasgow Moving input could influence official thinking on both the SPT and transformational frameworks such as that for the Glasgow Broomielaw featured below. Plus a late entry – a survey on a possible bike hire scheme in Motherwell! However, 2 further late entries to this Digest throw a cloud on the long-promised Sauchiehall Street avenue concept.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 30, 19 March 2019: Get your views in now to the SPT regional survey and the Get Glasgow Moving petition, and is transformation possible?”