A photo from across the way in Edinburgh, but hopefully the Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) Bill, inspired by Mark Ruskell MSP, will bring a 20mph default speed limit to all of our towns and cities. In other news, private cars are to be filtered away from Union Street in Glasgow, a consultation for Toryglen, a consultation for all of East Dunbartonshire and some more …. Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 23, 04 December 2018, Get your support in for a 20mph default urban speed limit and major changes in Glasgow”
Yes, just 2 weeks to go until our AGM, followed by discussion with Anna Richardson, Glasgow City Council’s Convenor for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction – this includes all things cycling, walking and roads.
In the AGM we hope to approve our new constitution and elect people to be on our main committee and our sub-committee action groups to take projects and campaigns forward. We are very excited about the prospect of 2 Co-Convenors to take campaigning for good cycle infrastructure in Glasgow and Strathclyde forward, an improved focus on consultations and we are looking for people to help with marketing the campaign and increasing membership. Do please volunteer to join in!
Anna Richardson will be talking about the challenges of her role and answering your questions about how we take the city forward to be a place for people.
The details are on our flyer: GB! AGM2017
Venue: The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA, with cycle parking and a NextBike station nearby.
Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017
Doors open: 7pm (the bar upstairs will be open before then for both food and drink)
Anna Richardson: 8pm
Please do come along, bring a friend and share this information.
Vehicle emissions affect all of us who cycle, or walk, and we are told by GoBike member, Liz McTeague that:
Levels of air pollution in Glasgow are breaking safety standards. Pollution has been linked with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, stunted foetal development as well as dementia and diabetes.
Glasgow City Council’s is considering introducing a Low Emission Zone into the city, in line with the Scottish Government’s promise to have Scotland’s first LEZ in operation by 2018.
How do we make sure that the first Low Emission Zone is delivered on time, is ambitious enough to improve air quality, and delivered in a fair way?
Hear and debate the issues with campaigners and Councillors and members of the community.
3 short talks, and a panel Q & A, chaired by Friends of the Earth Glasgow’s Roger Downie
- Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction
- Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Scotland
- David McColgan, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, British Heart Foundation Scotland
- Jill Murie, Public Health Programme Manager, Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:00 start. Ends at 8:30
Hosted by Friends of the Earth Glasgow and Friends of the Earth Scotland
Go Bike AGM – many thanks to all who attended and participated. Attendance was up 142% on last year – let us know if you liked the new venue. Best of all, though – Frank McAveety mentioned a focus on radial routes – good news, although not before time.
Links to downloads from the AGM.
Go Bike is delighted to announce details of its Annual General Meeting, which will include a talk by Glasgow’s Cycling Tsar, Frank McAveety. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 27 November, in the downstairs function room of The Admiral Bar, 72A Waterloo Street, Glasgow, assembling from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. We look forward to seeing everybody there, and if you’ve not already tried out the new Connect2 Anderston “Bridge to Everywhere”, come along and put that to rights! Flyer