This consultation is very welcome news and long overdue, but while it is not as ambitious as the 20mph for Glasgow petition launched by GoBike member Bob Downie, which is still proceeding through council committee, it’s very important that those who support the 20mph scheme participate in the consultation, and where there are aspects to be objected to, that the representations are constructive.
And a successful city centre scheme will be a platform for arguing to extend the 20mph limit more widely, ie in line with the 20mph for Glasgow petition.
It’s important that we all support this proposal; if we don’t and the car lobby opposes it the council might just take the easy way out and keep the status quo. And, by ALL, I include the people who want to, and do, cycle faster than 20mph! Slower vehicle speeds in the city will make our streets far pleasanter, improving air quality and encouraging more people to cycle.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE CONSULTATION AND SUPPORT THIS MEASURE.
——– Forwarded Message ——–
|Subject:||The Glasgow City Council (City Centre)(Mandatory 20mph Zone) Order 201_|
|Date:||Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:48:17 +0100|
|From:||Dewar, Graeme (LES) <Graeme.Dewar@glasgow.gov.uk>|
|To:||Dewar, Graeme (LES) <Graeme.Dewar@glasgow.gov.uk>|
MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF ANDY WADDELL, HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Glasgow City Council (City Centre)(Mandatory 20mph Zone) Order 201_
The Council propose to consider the introduction of the above named Traffic Regulation Order and my purpose in writing to you is to draw your attention to these proposals. In accordance with statutory procedures, I now enclose a copy of the Notice of proposed order CityCentre-Mandatory20mph Advert and Plan showing the extent of the order. Note that the plan is too large for upload to the GoBike website but it may be seen at: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4216
The proposal is to introduce:-
A Mandatory 20mph Zone in the City Centre bounded by the River Clyde, Saltmarket/High Street, Cowcaddens Road/West Graham Street, Newton Street, Brown Street as shown on the attached plan.
Any person wishing to object to the proposed Order should send details of the grounds for their objection either in writing to Land and Environmental Services, Glasgow City Council, 231 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RX by Monday 30th November 2015 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Objections should state the name and address of the objector, the matters to which they relate and the grounds on which the objection is made.
Head of Infrastructure Services
Glasgow – UK Council of the Year 2015