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Living Streets is calling for new measures to reduce the number of cars on the school run.

This comes after research (YouGov 2018) released by the charity for the start of International Walk to School Month (October), reveals that too many cars are the things parents find most annoying on the school run – specifically too many cars around school gates (54%); cars parking on the pavements (50%); and too much traffic on the journey (45%).

Living Streets is calling for more local authorities to pilot school road closures – prohibiting cars from the school gates at drop off and pick up times, alongside a series of other measures, to encourage more families to walk to school.

Motor vehicles are the biggest source of air pollution and one in four cars on the road at peak times are on the school run. As a result, over 2,000 primary schools in the UK are situated in pollution hot spots, putting pupils’ health at risk.

We will be hosting our second School Run Summit on Tue 2 Oct to discuss these issues in the G11 to G15 postcode areas.

Source: Living Streets

The Glasgow Community Cycling Network presents its latest Cycling Extravaganza from 1230-4pm on Saturday 6 October at Firhill Complex, Hopehill Rd, Glasgow G20 7HH

A fun-packed day of cycling events to celebrate the new NextBike station in Maryhill. Learn to ride, brush up on your mechanic skills, have a shot on a funky bike, or go for a spin with your family – we’ve got something for everyone, so come along and have a go! and we will be along delivering FREE Dr Bike checks!

  • Play on Pedals: 1:30 till 3:30pm, balance and pedal bikes provided for your wee ones (most suitable for ages 2-5)
  • Practice area: 12:30 till 4pm, improve your bike skills at the practice area! (most suitable for ages 6+)
  • Learn to ride for adults: 12:30 till 4pm – half an hour 1:1 tuition with an experienced cycle tutor
  • Nextbike ride at 1pm: Try out one of the People Make Glasgow Bikes for a ride on the canal and sign up for an exclusive £3 yearly membership!
  • Family ride at 3pm: Trailers, kid seats and bikes available – Fun ride with your family along the canal (suitable for all ages)
  • Free Wheel North’s Funky Bikes: 12:30 till 4pm (suitable for all ages)
  • Dr Bike: 12:30 till 4pm – Bring your own bike and get a free safety check!

For more details check out the Facebook event page

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Celebrate International Carfree Day on Glasgow’s Kelvin Way on Saturday 22 September from midday to 6pm!

There will be loads of free, family-friendly fun on a road closed to traffic: street play, cycling, funny bikes, pedal powered soundsystem, dancing and much more…

  • Bike marking
  • Storytelling
  • Music
  • Street games
  • E-bikes
  • Theatre
  • Play on pedals
  • Street twister
  • Face painting
  • Funny bikes
  • Yoga
  • Parking bay parklet
  • Cycling skills course
  • Dancing
  • Hula hoops

Check out the Facebook event page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/285782312152519/

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Play Together On Pedals (formerly Play On Pedals) are running FREE drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre up to December and De’ils On Wheels will be helping to deliver the sessions.

The sessions will take place from 1-3pm in the outside hall at Scotstoun Leisure Centre on

  • Sunday 30 September 2018
  • Sunday 28 October 2018
  • Sunday 11 and 25 November 2018
  • Sunday 9 December 2018

There are also sessions being held elsewhere in Glasgow. You can find out more on the Play Together On Pedals website and Facebook page and on the flyer below.

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DRCET_SchoolRunSummit_2018_HeaderAre you affected by the school run at your school? Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels are hosting our second School Run Summit on the morning of Tuesday 2 October at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL

The event will bring together a wide range of people and organisations from the G11/G12/G13/G14/G15 postcode areas to share knowledge and experience of the school run. This will include pupils, teachers, parents, parent councils, local residents, community councils, Council officers, elected members and other interested parties.

We want to make the school run safer by:

  • reducing the number of cars on the school run
  • helping people that drive make different travel choices
  • providing coordinated support to schools and pupils

This event is free to attend but booking is required! You can book online at:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/drcet-schoolrunsummit-2018

or download the booking form here DRCET_SchoolRunSummit_2018_BookingForm

For more info please contact DRCET on 0141 433 0427 or email liz@dumbartonroad.com

If you are using Twitter then please follow @drcet and @deilsonwheels and use the hashtags #SaferSchoolRun and #schoolrunsummit and You can read all about the first school run summit here!

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Glasgow City Council’s Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award is an annual award given to primary schools throughout the city that have made a clear commitment to road safety education. Education is the key element in reducing child casualties and every school that support’s this programme will help ensure that every child in Glasgow has the necessary road skills for life.

Last week the Road Safety Awards ceremony took place at the City Chambers and 63 schools were in attendance to receive their awards including several schools in the local area. These included Antonine, Bankhead, Broomhill, Clyde, Corpus Christi, Jordanhill, Langfaulds, St Brendan’s, St Paul’s (Whiteinch) and Thornwood Primary schools. Well done to all the schools!

Each school has undertaken a range of road safety education with support from the Council’s Road Safety Team and others. The school uses a dedicated page on the GoSafeGlasgow.com website where they are able to monitor their progress using traffic light indicators to show their progress for each pupil year group.

For P6 this also includes Bikeability Level 2 on road training and we were delighted to support St Paul’s, Corpus Christi and Bankhead Primaries in their Bikeability programme last year.

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The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel.

The 2018 survey will take place from Monday 10 until Friday 14 September with schools selecting one day to carry out the survey.

Each September, schools across Scotland complete the survey in class by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’. Local authority officers distribute the survey to schools and return pupil responses to Sustrans for collation, analysis and reporting.

Over the past few years the number of schools in Glasgow participating in the survey has been decreasing despite more schools across Scotland participating. Similarly the number of pupils being driven to school has been increasing in Glasgow despite low levels of car ownership.

The results provide a valuable annual snapshot of school travel and are used by Sustrans, Transport Scotland and other groups to inform policy areas, monitor trends in school travel over time, and provide information relevant to a variety of health, transport and education initiatives.

For more information about the Hands Up Scotland survey please visit the Sustrans website where you can also download all the information for the 2018 survey. You can see the headline results from 2017 below.

The project is funded by Transport Scotland and is a joint survey between Sustrans and all 32 Scottish local authorities

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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