Consultation Digest (National) Issue 15, 18 November 2022: The one during COP27.

As I write this post, COP27 in Egypt is well into its second week. Last weekend members of GoBike joined with friends from Pedal on Parliament and other organisations to wave banners emblazoned with the ‘This Machine Fights Climate Change’ slogan during a march through the streets of Edinburgh. We were there with thousands of others to take part in the Day of Global Action for Climate Justice.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 123, 10 November 2022

Cowcaddens Rd/Port Dundas Rd junction proposal

Avenues and corridors…

Major changes are proposed for Cowcaddens Rd/Dobbie’s Loan (visual of Port Dundas Rd, above). Another Avenues project on Pitt St has a Traffic Regulation Order, as does the East City Way on London Rd. It’s last call for St George’s Rd but more from Connecting Woodside in Glasgow’s TROs. 

East Renfrewshire’s Local Action Plans close soon but Balgray Connections is open a bit longer. East Dunbartonshire have extended one consultation and started a major one about the Springburn Rd/Kirkintilloch Rd ‘corridor’. Also, good news from Inverclyde.

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GoBike November cycle ride, Sunday 06 November

A relatively short ride, 18 miles with next to no hills, and travelling over an award-winning bridge!

To celebrate the opening of the new Stockingfield Bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal in Maryhill, which was due to open in September, we will have a tour of the areas around the canal, including the Claypits Nature Reserve and Ruchill, before using the bridge. We will then head to Clydebank along the towpath, to view the Titan Crane, then return into Glasgow along the Loch Lomond cycle path, ending up at Kelvingrove.
18 miles, largely on the flat – so what’s not to like?

We meet at 10:00 hours at the north end of Bell’s Bridge, at the SEC in Glasgow

It’s worth noting that :

The Stockingfield Bridge project has won the 2022 ICE People’s Choice Award.

The annual award, from the Institution of Civil Engineers, recognises civil engineering projects that have made a positive impact on their local communities.

The £14m two-way spanning, cable-stayed pedestrian and cycling bridge at Stockingfield project took 21 months to complete.

It connects communities on either side of the Forth & Clyde Canal for the first time since 1790.

Sunday 02 October, cycle to Baldernock (where’s that?)

Baldernock Loop

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.

First GoBike ride of the autumn, Sunday 04 September, to Waterfoot and Thorntonhall.

dual carriageway by Thorntonhall

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.

View of Castlemilk Dr

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.

GoBike ride 07 August – our route

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.

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GoBike ride Sunday 05 June, 25 miles, around and about East Kilbride

Side-by-side crossing at Brouster Hill, East Kilbride


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.

Aitkenhead House, King's Park

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.