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A belated issue with a range of consultations from town centres and neighbourhoods to parks and prisons. New plans from North Lanarkshire, not-so-new plans from East Dunbartonshire and a mixture from Glasgow.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 138, 29 June 2023”
Summer is here and this is the first GoBike National Consultation Digest for some months – due to both illness, on my part, and a lack of relevant Government consultations to point your way through the spring. But as holidays and Parliamentary recess draws near there is a flurry of important documents to look at and respond to.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 16, 23 June 2023: Local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods.”
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.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 15, 18 November 2022: The one during COP27.”
There’s less than a month until the local elections on 5 May and lots of ways to get involved. Call on your candidates and on politicians to support action for cycling – there’s a special roundup of election actions you can take at the end of this digest.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 12, 8 April 2022: The one before the local elections.”
We have certainly been well battered by storms this month and I guess it’s curtailed a few planned rides. As well as a windy month it’s also been a very busy time for both policy consultations and local elections planning ahead of the 5 May polls.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 11, 25 Feb 2022: The one with the STPR2 response guide.”
In my nearly 20 years of policy work, I’ve never known a time where there have been so many major consultations live at the same time. It’s time to get busy – plus there’s the local elections on 5 May, now less than 100 days away.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 10, 28 Jan 2022: The one with the carrots”
There must be an election coming! One of the signs is the reduction in the number of new consultations from the Scottish Government as it wraps up its work programme for this current Parliament. However, before Parliament dissolves and Government goes into purdah there is a petition to sign asking parties to support cycling, and the Strategic Transport Project Review consultation to respond to.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 5, 12 March 2021: Transport projects for a low-carbon Scotland”
For me, lockdown 2.0 has seen the return of home schooling and child care, and a need for brutal prioritisation of my time. As a result, whilst this digest includes lots of consultations for you to dig into I haven’t been able to provide much of a guide to each this month. Apologies for that.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 4, 12 February 2021: Transport projects going green”
Welcome to the first Go Bike National Consultation Digest, written by Jim Densham, a monthly round up of current and forthcoming consultations from Scotland and the UK. Because of Covid there was a big pause in usual government work over the spring and summer, but since September there has been a flurry of consultations. This is likely to continue into the new year as the SNP government tries to get as much work done as possible before parliament is dissolved in late March and campaigning properly kicks off for the Holyrood 2021 elections.
Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 1, 13 November 2020: A few days left to respond to the Infrastructure Investment Plan”
Hi, my name is Jim Densham – I’m a Go Bike member but in my day job I am Campaigns and Policy Manager in Scotland for Cycling UK (CUK). I lead CUK’s campaigns work in Scotland but also our policy influencing, which is mainly focussed on influencing national policies and responding to consultations.
Continue reading “GoBike’s new national consultation digest and a guide to the Road Safety Framework”