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The Glasgow Street Play Weekend is back and going to be bigger than ever, this year taking place on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June.

Street Play is a nationwide initiative run by Play Scotland and supported by the city council and Glasgow Life. It aims to bring communities closer together by providing local groups and residents to take back their street and enjoy a traffic free environment.

Ever wanted to close your street for play? The Council are offering free road closures to residents, local groups and community based organisations for one weekend in June – the dates the free road closure apply to are 22, 23 or 24 June 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is before 5pm on Friday 1 June.

More info on the Council website and the Play Scotland event page.

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scotrailThe Scotrail summer timetable is now in operation. Why not leave the car at home and take in the beautiful Scottish scenery from the train?

Step off the train and onto a bike – the perfect way to explore the city and countryside. You’ll find designated cycle spaces on many trains. For some journeys, you’ll need to reserve a space for your bike. Where you can’t book a spot, spaces are given on a first come first served basis.

Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme available at 12 stations in Scotland. How does it work? You’ll need to register, and pay a £10 annual membership fee. Then it’s just a low daily hire rate of £3.80 a day. Pick up the bike at the station, and drop it back when you’re done.

The Kids Go Free ticket lets you travel on most services off-peak anywhere in Scotland with one or two children aged 5-15, for the same price as an adult ticket. In addition there’s a wide range of railcards and discounts available  including

  • Two Together railcard
  • Disabled Persons railcard
  • 16-25 railcard
  • Senior railcard
  • Highland railcard
  • Young Scot National Entitlement card.

All you need to do now is buy the ticket and go off and enjoy yourself!!

QMDGlasgow City Council are proposing to make a number of improvements within the Queen Margaret Drive area of the City. These works have the aspirations and aims of increasing the number of journeys completed in an active and sustainable manner and improving the liveability of the local area.

The main proposals cover the area from the Queen Margaret Drive Bridge to the Junction of Kelbourne Street and include:

  • 2 way segregated cycle route on the West side.
  • Increased public space at the junction of Kelvin Drive.
  • Reduced crossing distances at Kelvin Drive and Queen Margaret Road.
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Upgraded surfacing on footways including public realm quality materials.

After you have viewed the designs you are invited to leave feedback via a short questionnaire which is available until Fri 18 May.

Source: glasgow.gov.uk/cycling

Glasgow is gearing up for a month of cycling as the city launches its first Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge, which will take place throughout May.

And Team We Go Pedal will be taking part! Last year we had 15 cyclists who cycled a total of 1838.8 km and we are looking to beat that this year!

Cyclists are being urged to sign up for the new event, run by Glasgow City Council, and record their routes to help improve the city’s cycling network.

The Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge is about all types of cycling and getting out on your bike. It’s about getting fitter and having fun through cycling. It doesn’t matter if you are just out for a pootle along the canal or if you are out on a training ride or your mountain bike. Throughout May people are being encouraged to try to use your bike that bit more often and log those miles that you do via the Naviki smartphone app.

Taking part in the month-long challenge will help create an accurate picture of how cyclists travel about the city and ensure future investment is made in the right places and the challenge is open to anyone who cycles within the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area.

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Issue 6 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news recently spring from the printing press! Check it out to find out lots of useful info about getting into cycling and making our local neighbourhoods more cycle friendly!

The latest issue is full of useful info about cycling in and around Glasgow including info about Knightswood BMX track, the European Championships, Go Bike monthly rides, Bikeability, Bike Week 2018, Glasgow Critical Mass, Womens Cycling Forum news about this years Pedal On Parliament, and lots, lots more.

There is also an opportunity for you to win a De’ils On Wheels upcycled clock which is made from old bike parts!

So what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WGP_News_Issue6_Spring2018 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

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We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign and Go Bike have re-scheduled their co-hosted FREE training day in Glasgow on Saturday 31 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. A list of confirmed workshops is shown below.

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.

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Sustrans Scotland are encouraging people to sign up to the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge which will take place during March. The Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge is all about taking part and encouraging more people to change the way they travel.

Simply register your workplace team and encourage colleagues to join you in logging walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing journeys to/from work or for business travel.

What is the Challenge? From Thursday 1 March to Saturday 31 March, Sustrans want to get as many people as possible travelling to and from work by walking, cycling, public transport and lift-sharing.  Anyone who works for an organisation in Scotland can take part, and we’ll be giving out loads of prizes along the way.Compete on your own or as part of a team, all you have to do is register and start logging your journeys to get on the leaderboard. Find out more at www.scotland.getmeactive.org.uk 

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