2 weeks to go – GoBike AGM and Public Meeting with Anna Richardson, 29 November

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)

AGM: 7:30pm

Anna Richardson: 8pm

Please do come along, bring a friend and share this information.

 

 

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone: Friends of the Earth event 02 November

Vehicle emissions affect all of us who cycle, or walk, and we are told by GoBike member, Liz McTeague that:

Friends of the Earth Glasgow has arranged an event on tackling air pollution and the GCC proposals for a Low Emission Zone  –  it’s on Thurs 2nd November 7pm at the Project Cafe in Renfrew Street.
This is the EventBrite link which has all the details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgows-air-pollution-bringing-a-low-emission-zone-to-the-city-tickets-37908944674?aff=ebdsorderfbbutton  Entry is free but please book your place.

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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

Speakers:

  • 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! Annual General Meeting

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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