GoBike recently published three blogs looking at Road Design Challenges for People on Bikes.

GoBike has long been frustrated by substandard provision for active travel across the area. Despite campaigning for years against certain designs, they are continuing to see them used across road improvements and in newly funded projects.

The blogs covered the following topics…

The first blog noted that, “Research has found that the majority of people think it is too dangerous to cycle on roads, with nearly two thirds of all people feeling this way and 48% of people who already cycle agreeing. This road danger is felt more strongly than most by women and as people get older. It is clear that the design of our roads, and this perception of safety is the single biggest factor on how roads and streets are used.”

 

Walk to School Week is the perfect time to get your children walking and runs from Mon 21 to Fri 25 May is the greatest walk of all.

And with one in four cars on the road at peak times heading to school, Living Streets wants to get as many families walking as possible.

You can take the pledge, and Living Streets will show you how to make the week extra special for your family:

  • Tips and advice in the run up to Walk to School Week
  • Ideas to make the Walk to School fun
  • First look at our new Walk to School handbook for parents and carers
  • Show you how others across the country are getting more children at their schools walking.

The benefits speak for themselves… More info at https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walktoschoolweek

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love-bikeslove-ebikes ltd Scotland’s newest dedicated, specialist and independent electric bicycle shop has recently opened at 694 Dumbarton Road, Thornwood, Glasgow G11 6RB.

From city ebikes, trekking to folding, to mountain ebikes and even cargo electric bikes, they love them all. They offer you a hand-picked selection of what they believe are the best electric cycles on the market and even have carbon trekking ebikes, the only shop in Scotland to stock these.

The shop isn’t your usual high street bike shop. They offer something a bit different, a slant on an more traditional bike shop with a contemporary feel to it. They are a member of the cycle to work scheme (cycle scheme) so if your employer offers this service then come in and have a chat and they can see how much money you can save.

They are open from 10am to 6pm Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat and from 10am to 8pm Thu and 12pm to 4pm Sun – closed on a Monday.

You can find contact details on their website love-ebikes.co.uk and follow day to day goings on via their Facebook page.

The report from our School Run Summit, which we held back in November, has now been published.

The half day School Run Summit was for schools and other interested parties from G11/12/13/14/15 postcode areas. The Summit was a great success with a valuable input from all participants, especially the local primary school pupils.

We have now produced a full report, with a series of recommendations and actions, as well as an easy read summary report.

The aim of the summit was to bring together a wide range of organisations to look at how we could work together more effectively to address the school run.

The three overarching outcomes from the summit are to:

  • significantly reduce the number of cars used for the school run
  • help parents and guardians make different choices about the school run
  • provide schools with additional capacity & support from the community

Three simple, low cost and quick actions which we will be taking forward are:

  • #SaferSchoolRun – all partners to use the simple hashtag (#) to share school run related activity and information on Twitter and Facebook
  • #AtLeastOneDayAWeek – encouraging parents/guardians that currently drive to change their habits at least one day a week will result in a 20% change in behaviour
  • Safer School Run Community Pledge – building on the Council’s parking pledge to get the wider community to sign up to a school run pledge

In addition a School Run working group has been set up to oversee the delivery of the recommendations and actions.

You can download the reports here:

If you are interested in getting involved then please get in touch or join in on social media visit our Safer School Run page

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green-gym-6The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for May are:

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004 or Peter Kane on 07856 607109

These events are listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

The latest edition of Your Community, Your Planet, our monthly eNews letter, landed in the inboxes of nearly 400 people last week.

The April issue (No 70) features updates on the latest We Go Pedal news, Play On Pedals sessions, our volunteer sessions at Applefield Garden, an update on the developments in Victoria Park, info on the Council’s parks and greenspaces consultation, the Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge, a calendar of local events and lots more! Read it here!

You can sign up to receive future issues here – go on – you know you want to! And you can read all the previous issues on our website.

In Autumn 2016 the Council commissioned EKOS Consultants to undertake a Community Placemaking exercise for Victoria Park to find a way forward together in collaboration with the stakeholders and community representatives of the surrounding areas of the park.

The placemaking exercise involved a series of community events and meetings and concluded in March 2017 when the consultants produced a draft Action Plan and draft Strategic Development Plan for the Park.

At this time it was unclear how things would progress and so DRCET offered to facilitate a further series of meetings of the community stakeholders and representatives to consider the two draft plans. This offer was accepted by those that had been involved with the Placemaking exercise and the Victoria Park Working Group was established. The list of organisations involved is shown below.

Following the discussions of the Working Group it was agreed, as per the findings of the Placemaking exercise, that a new organisation be set up to take forward the delivery of the Strategic Development Plan. More information about this will be available in due course.

All the reports and papers from the Community Placemaking exercise and the Working Group meeting notes are available on the Council website.

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