Our members from the Friends of Bearsway mini-campaign would like your help following their protest during Pedal on Parliament weekend that aims to kick start the completion of the Bearsway.
Several of the lovely people who attended last weeks Pedal on Parliament protest to finish the Bears Way asked how they could help to get the project completed. I decided to put this to one of my local councillors, to which the response was “community activism”.
Having organised a number of rides, attended workshops, a petition and written to politicians at local government level, we are now in the process of sending out letters to the areas MSPs & MP. We would be grateful if you could lend weight to these letters by attending local MSP/ MP surgeries (details of which or are available on the members websites) or e-mailing them directly asking that the Bears Way be completed.
We will be writing to the following –
Rona Mackay MSP for Strathkelvin & Bearsden (SNP) c.c. Cabinet Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity
Gil Paterson MSP for Milngavie & Clydebank (SNP) c.c. Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity
Maurice Golden MSP (Conservative) West of Scotland List – Member of Environment Climate Change & Land Reform Committee
Maurice Corry MSP (Conservative) West of Scotland List – Member of Cross-Party Group on Accident Prevention & Safety Awareness
Ross Greer MSP – Scottish Greens West of Scotland List – Health and Sport Committee Substitute Member
Jamie Greene MSP (Conservative) West of Scotland List – Member of Rural Economy & Connectivity Committee
Jo Swinson MP (Liberal Democrats) – East Dunbartonshire
Last week the Scottish Government declared a Climate Emergency. Road vehicles are a significant contributor to carbon emissions. We look forward to these MSPs/ MPs taking the lead to ensure that low-carbon, cost-effective, transition measures such as the Bears Way cycleway are not abandoned mid-way.
Thanks to you all.