GetGlasgowMovingA new campaign to Get Glasgow Moving will be holding a public meeting at Renfield St Stephen’s Parish Church, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP from 7-9pm on Thursday 15 September 2016. The information about the event is as follows:

“Most people in Glasgow rely on public transport to get around (only 49% of households have cars), yet our public transport network is a total mess:

• Private bus companies continue to cut our vital services and increase fares so that they’re completely unaffordable.
• Glasgow Subway (built in 1896) still only serves a tiny area of our city and is the only underground in the whole world never to have been extended.
• Our overground trains are operated by a company (Abellio) owned by the Dutch state (not ours!)
• And our bike hire is run by a private company (Nextbike GmbH) based in Germany…

Compare this to Edinburgh, where publicly-owned Lothian Buses are popular with residents offering a comprehensive service and affordable fares.

And compare this to London, where publicly-owned Transport for London operate a fully-integrated network with “Oystercard” smartcard tickets (in use since 2003) making it so simple to change between buses, tubes, trains and bikes. They also have ambitious plans for expansion over the coming decades:

Glasgow deserves better! Come and help build the citywide Public Transport campaign we need to make it happen.

More information available on the Facebook event page