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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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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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A study by researchers in Sweden has identified the most effective steps people can take to reduce their individual impact on climate change and the fact that all individual actions matter.

The researchers found that behavioural shifts could often be faster than waiting for national climate policies and widespread energy transformations.

The top four actions identified were:

  1. having one fewer child (an average for developed countries of 58.6 tonnes CO2-equivalent (tCO2e) emission reductions per year),
  2. living car-free (2.4 tCO2e saved per year),
  3. avoiding airplane travel (1.6 tCO2e saved per roundtrip transatlantic flight) and
  4. eating a plant-based diet (0.8 tCO2e saved per year).

The study stated that “These actions have much greater potential to reduce emissions than commonly promoted strategies like comprehensive recycling (four times less effective than a plant-based diet) or changing household lightbulbs (eight times less).”  However all individual actions are important and contribute to the reduction in emissions.

[Source: grist.org]

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Pedal for Scotland returns for its 19th year on Sunday 9 September 2018. Pedal for Scotland’s main event day will feature the 45 mile Classic Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh and the colossal 100 mile Big Belter from Glasgow to Edinburgh, which shares the first 25 miles with the Classic Challenge route. There is also a 10 mile Wee Jaunt from Linlithgow to Edinburgh!

Pedal for Scotland, organised by Cycling Scotland, is Scotland’s biggest bike event. Back in 1999, the first event attracted 400 riders. The event has grown increasingly popular with more routes, bigger challenges and more and more participants joining in year on year.

For more information and to book you place please visit their website www.cycling.scot/pedal-for-scotland or follow them on Facebook and Twitter

The HSBC UK Let’s Ride street festival for anyone on a bike is coming to the streets of Glasgow on Sunday 26 August.

The roads will be closed to traffic and open to people and there will be music, food and drink, fun and games, demos, giveaways, activities, challenges, face painting – it’s all happening.

It’s free to enter, you get to see your city in a different way and it’s a fun, active, family-friendly day out. You don’t have to go the 5k distance – just as much or as little as you want. And you don’t need to be an experienced cyclist – there are no cars on the road, you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like.

You just need to be up for some fun. Everyone’s invited – see you there!

Register for your free place here https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/glasgow

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The Glasgow Connectivity Commission recently published an interim report of initial findings in which it stated “a significant rewiring of Glasgow’s transport system is required if the city is to keep pace with other leading European destinations and compete for skills and investment.

Chaired by leading transport academic Professor David Begg, the Commission has been looking at measures to support inclusive economic growth by enabling more people to live, work and visit the city region.

It was established by Council Leader Susan Aitken at last year’s State of the City Economy conference and is due to present its policy recommendations this November.

The commission has heard evidence that comparable cities which had created people-friendly environments, reduced pollution and congestion and developed high quality public transport networks were best placed to attract inward investment and highly skilled workers.

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We are delighted to be hosting the GoBike Call for Action Day from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 28 July at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL. The event is FREE to attend but you need to book your place!

The event is aimed at people in the Greater Glasgow area who are looking to push things forward for cycling in the city and beyond. Showcasing GoBike’s recent campaigning activity and successes, the day will provide attendees the opportunity to meet, discuss and collaborate with other like-minded members and volunteers

If you have a passion for helping make Glasgow and surrounds a healthier, happier and more pleasant place to get about, our Call for Action Day is the essential cycling date of the summer. Book your place now – tickets to this exciting campaigning event.

So why not come along and find out how you can get involved and also help shape Go Bike’s current campaigns. Oh yes, and there will be cake.

GoBike is the Strahclyde Cycle Campaign and exists to promote cycling by campaigning for good cycle infrastructure in the Strathclyde area of Scotland, and is active mainly within Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

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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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