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Do you want a better Byres Road for People? Join Space for People Byres Road and GoBike on the afternoon of Sunday 25 February at a public meeting at Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AP.

If you are coming along then you can meet up before the meeting to walk or cycle up Byres Road to the Library where there will be a public meeting where Space for People will present their vision of a Byres Road for People.

Local councillors have been invited and anyone else who is interested in making a better Byres Road is welcome to come along.

  • For cyclists – meet at 14:15 at the Riverside Museum and cycle the length of Byres Road to Hillhead Library
  • For people walking – meet at 14:15 outside Nam-Tuk, south of Partick Cross
  • Meeting – starts at 15:00 in the small hall in Hillhead Library

If you’re interested in creating a better Byres Road then please do come along.

https://www.facebook.com/events/295805714281199/

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We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign and Go Bike are organising a FREE training day in Glasgow on Saturday 3 March at The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS.

The training day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn. It should offer something for everyone from those just starting out to experienced campaigners.

The elections may be over for a while, but #walkcyclevote continues! With the Scottish Government ‘Programme for Government’ announcement in September doubling the active travel budget it has never been more important to work together to ensure that investment pays off.

For some of us, that means carrying off the balancing of supporting new (and possibly controversial) initiatives from the powers that be – while still continuing to hold them to account. For others, it means making sure our local areas don’t miss out or get left behind in the dash for active travel money. Either way, campaigners old and new will need new skills and new ideas as we move into a potentially exciting future.

For more information check out the Eventbrite page or the Facebook event page.

The next Get Glasgow Moving campaign planning meeting will be held from 7.30-9.30pm on Wednesday 7 February at Unite Scotland, John Smith House, 145-165 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 4RZ.

The organisers would like to invite all those who want to get actively involved in the campaign for a world-class, fully-integrated, public transport network for Glasgow.

The focus of the next meeting will on the campaign and plans for 2018. More info on the Facebook event page.

The Go Safe Glasgow Road Safety Partnership works together, sharing ideas and exploring new avenues of service delivery, but more importantly they share the same objective – to reduce casualties on Glasgow’s Roads and to make our communities safer for all.

The partnership brings together a wealth of experience and includes representatives from Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow Community and Safety Services and is led by Glasgow City Council’s Traffic and Road Safety Development Section.

The Partnership is for the benefit of all road users – drivers, cyclists, those who drive for work and our most vulnerable citizens, such as children and older people.

Visit the website for more information!

Glasgow has been in the news once again, hitting the highest spots on an analysis on illegal street pollution levels. Our friends at Friends of the Earth Scotland explain how you can help take action on air pollution in Glasgow by contacting your councillors.

“You have probably seen the news that Glasgow’s Hope Street has just been named as Scotland’s most polluted street…again. Dumbarton Road and Clarence Drive in the west of Glasgow also make this list of toxic hotspots.”

Glasgow City Council is planning a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in the city centre to tackle air pollution. But there are fears that this LEZ will only initially apply restrictions to some buses but the LEZ would be more effective at cutting pollution if it also applied to dirty vans and lorries by the end of 2018 and polluting cars and taxis by 2020.

Councillors meet in March to decide what vehicles the LEZ will apply to and when. Email members of the Council’s Environment Committee now to demand clean air for Glasgow https://act.foe.scot/glasgow-action-air-pollution

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Taking you from off-road to on-track, Scottish Cycling, Running and Outdoor Pursuits Show (SCROPS) offers an experience that will bring you the heart of cycling, running & outdoor pursuits all under one roof at the SECC Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018.

There will be loads of things for people to do including:

  • Indoor Cycling Track and Indoor Bosch Mountain Bike Track
  • 360 Cycling Challenge
  • Kids Active Zone
  • Marathon Challenge
  • Show Theatre/Celebrity Guests
  • Sports Stars – Track/Road/Outdoor
  • Climbing Walls
  • Indoor zip wire
  • Segway Course
  • Triathlon Challenge
  • Active Zone

www.scottishcyclingrunningoutdoorpursuitsshow.co.uk/

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air-pollution-hearts_15311Friends of the Earth Scotland has analysed a list of the most polluted streets in Scotland which confirms that many streets are still failing to meet safety standards – and Dumbarton Road is still one of the worst.

The environmental campaign group analysed official Scottish Government data for two harmful pollutants, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and coarse particles (PM10) which are known to be linked with serious health problems including heart attacks, strokes, respiratory illness and early death.

Last year Glasgow City Council announced that it will be developing the first Low Emission Zone in Scotland. And campaigners urged Glasgow City Council to ensure that its planned Low Emission Zone restricts the most polluting buses, vans and lorries by the end of this year, and for cars and taxis to be restricted by 2020.

Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland said:

“Once again, streets in Scotland have dangerous levels of toxic air pollution which are breaking legal limits. The situation across Scotland is potentially showing some slow signs of improvements but filthy streets continue to poison our lungs nearly a decade after a legal deadline.”

 

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