More Development Plans and next steps for Connecting Woodside and Liveable Neighbourhoods. A replacement hospital and junctions. Also, Glasgow has a second attempt at a Framework consultation.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 143, 07 September 2023”
Engagement and replacement…
There are two very different replacement projects in this (belated) issue. Pollok Roundabout proposals would replace one car-centric design with another. However, plans for the replacement Monklands Hospital, Airdrie include an active travel path and bridge.
Another duo of Liveable Neighbourhood consultations return with plans to comment on – this time it’s Royston to Hogganfield and Yoker to Whiteinch. There’s also a pair of pre-consultations with both Glasgow and East Renfrewshire asking how best to engage the public.
Elsewhere, it’s last call for the Hairmyres station consultation, South Lanarkshire’s Transport Strategy and Drumchapel’s Local Development Framework. The Waiting to Happen and Doon Valley consultations continue.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 142, 24 August 2023”
At a crossroads?
As cycling competitions continue, grumbling goes on about temporary closures and restrictions. However, there’s a spotlight on permanent issues for active travel at junctions around the city. Most poignantly, there’s a fresh look at Broomielaw/Clyde St in memory of Emma Burke Newman. However, in Pollok there’s another rehash of a redesign (with a public event TODAY at 1pm).
There are two South Lanarkshire consultations, one from Ayrshire then the rest are all about Glasgow. One has fine words about urban sport (despite being called CUSS!). Meanwhile, in the East End, a new sporting venue could safeguard a local landmark. Will these count towards the legacy of the 2023 World Championships (and how will that compare to 2014)?
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 141, 10 August 2023”
Waiting for the flag to drop.....
It’s less than a week until the UCI World Championships take place around Glasgow/Scotland. It’s the first combined event including every cycling discipline and should bring thousands of fans to the city. The UCI’s world champion colours are all over the city centre, including on stripey Cyclehangars. The City Council is using the spotlight to consult on a cycle sports strategy. Hopefully there’s more of a legacy for urban sports like BMX from this championship than there was from the Commonwealth Games.
This Digest also has two consultations from South Lanarkshire, one from South Ayrshire, a quick one from East Dunbartonshire and a long Framework from Glasgow.
Addition: Forthcoming consultation event
Pollok Roundabout redesign
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 140, 27 July 2023”
Consultation event: Thurs 10 August, 1pm to 7pm at Pollok Civic Realm.
Website link: Pollok Roundabout plans and Pollok Roundabout survey.
This issue goes out just ahead of the Glasgow Fair with consultations for Dennistoun, Calton and Pollok about to pack up for the holidays. Another for the national park ends soon and an Ayrshire seaside resort is looking to plan active travel routes. Dropping in at the last minute is a new strategy about BMX and skating in Glasgow.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 139, 13 July 2023”
After Ayrshire dominating the last issue, this time North Lanarkshire joins North Ayrshire and a new consultation on North Woodside Road, Glasgow. Sadly, NLC favour new roads and shared paths over on-street segregation (see above). However, there’s a chance to ask for better in their new strategy.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 133, 20 April 2023”
Behind the scenes.
Glasgow takes a back seat for once as Ayrshire dominates this Digest with a few major strategies and active travel routes. Elsewhere, a big development near Cumbernauld is back for round two.
Renfrewshire sees the latest knee-jerk reaction against cycling infrastructure that could be a crucial link between public transport and an NCN route.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 132, 30 March 2023”
Happy New Year. Nothing came in during early January so this short Digest is the first of the year. There are consultations in South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire. Also, events and consultations coming soon for parts of Glasgow city centre.
During the break, it emerged that GoBike has serious issues with its committee. The last few meetings didn’t take place, including an AGM. Some past committee members stepped in to organise a ‘caretaker’ meeting online. Following on from that, moves are being made to organise an Extraordinary General Meeting within the next few months. This would try to appoint a new committee (especially convenor and treasurer) to avoid GoBike having to fold. Please look out for a post/email announcement in the near future.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 127, 19 January 2023”
It’s all repeats…?
It’s the time of year the BBC dusts down Christmas specials like The Morecambe & Wise Show. This slightly delayed Digest has its own selection box of repeats. Second stage consultations from South Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and North Lanarkshire plus a new city strategy.
Also, there are a few TROs from East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow (for West End parking and more school streets).
It’s been a busy year for consultations so thanks to all those, past and present, who’ve worked on them behind the scenes.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 126, 22 December 2022”
New shores, Southside and centre.
There’s a wee jaunt along the coast in this issue – taking in Port Glasgow, Greenock, Prestwick and Ayr. Also, a potential route from Paisley’s (dried up) canal to its town centre. In Glasgow there are Southside surveys and George Sq has gardens galore. Also, East Dunbartonshire Council update on some of their plans.
*Addition* Forthcoming consultations
Events about the ‘Argyle St East’ Avenue (Central Station to Barrowfield Park) are taking place early next week:
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 115, 21 July 2022”