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nextbike that runs city bike-sharing schemes is celebrating hitting its 500,000th rental in the UK.

The firm, nextbike, recorded the landmark trip in Glasgow, where it operates what it describes as one of its most successful schemes. The rider on the journey travelled from Bellgrove Station to George Square in the city centre.

Julian Scriven, managing director of nextbike UK, said it was an important milestone, “We are delighted with how well the scheme has been received generally in the UK and even more so to see it used so comprehensively in Glasgow by people from all walks of life,”

“There is the assumption that rental bikes are mainly for tourists but we have found that city dwellers are among the highest number of users, making the most of them for all kinds of journeys throughout the day and night.”

Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability & carbon reduction, said: “As an avid cyclist, I’m delighted that Glasgow bike users have reached this amazing milestone.

The bike hire scheme in the city is a wonderful way to encourage more residents and visitors to use alternative modes of transport and help reduce our carbon footprint as well.’

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership has opened the North West Capital Programme 2017/18 with a call for bids for projects to be completed during the financial year.

Funds of £110,000 are available for investment in capital activity in the North West Sector for 2017/18. Glasgow Community Planning Partnership would welcome proposals for projects which meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Can demonstrate community involvement and consultation as part of the development process;
  • Are linked to Glasgow City Council’s Local Development Plan;
  • Include activity in the identified North West Thriving Places communities;
  • Are led by community and voluntary organisations; and/or
  • Can demonstrate long term sustainability.

Proposals for activity which would be completed before 31 March 2018 should be submitted no later than 5pm Friday 14 July 2017 For more information please see the attached flier or visit the Glasgow CPP website.

Following the recent local government elections Glasgow City Council has updated their Ward factsheets for the 23 wards in the city. The useful 2 page factsheets provide a range of information on a ward-by-ward basis about:

  • population
  • households and housing
  • economy
  • information about elected members

The new factsheets for all wards across the city as well as a Glasgow wide factsheet are available on the Council website.

The Get Glasgow Moving Campaign are holding a local election hustings event from 7-9pm on Wednesday 26 April at Renfield St Stephen’s Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP.

They are also asking people to sign their petition calling on the Council and other key stakeholders to deliver a world-class, fully-integrated & accessible, publicly-owned, public transport network for everyone in our city.

“Investing in public transport is essential for expanding our city’s economy, addressing inequality and social isolation, reducing toxic levels of air pollution and tackling climate change.”

So take a minute and sign the petition now!

Join Glasgow Sport staff and Friends of Cathkin Braes to help with some track maintenance at the Mountain Bike trails at Cathkin Braes from 9.30am -1.30pm Saturday 1 April, no experience needed, just enthusiasm! Volunteers 16 years + welcome. Meet at Maureen Cope Centre, 201 Ardencraig Road, G45 0JJ

This is a great opportunity to learn some bike track maintenance and new skills.  Volunteers will be joined by trail maintenance supervisors who will identify areas of the tracks needing work done.

All tools and equipment will be provided on the day. Refreshments will be made available. Feel free to bring your bike and ride the improved trails at the end of the day!

Contact Robbie Hawthorne for more information (e: Robbie.hawthorne@glasgowlife.org.uk or t: 0141 287 3591)

glasgowonlinemapGlasgow City Council has made a series of interactive maps available on its website. The maps can be used to find the location of Council facilities, services and other information and the service enables users to obtain answers – via PC, tablet or smartphone – on a wide range of topics, specifically to answer questions on what happens where in Glasgow.

You can discover a large range of city–wide information, from parking, statutory information (e.g. listed buildings, adopted roads), winter gritting, grounds and land maintenance, parking, cycling, parks and play areas, school catchments, sports facilities, stalled spaces, council buildings, community facilities and recycling sites by using the relevant application.

 

 

 

parksgreenspaces_headerLast year Glasgow City Council commissioned Pidgin Perfect to facilitate a series of consultations to inform the strategy for Glasgow’s parks and greenspaces. The four informal creative workshops explored four key themesYour spaces; Community spaces; Ecological spaces and Connected spaces.

Since the workshops Pidgin Perfect have been looking through all of the postcards and map markers that were filled out and compiling the suggestions, ideas and opinions. All of the information collected has been bought together into a report, which contains detailed information about all the topics discussed as well a series of suggestions to be taken forward to the next round of public consultation.

The following areas were identified for further development as the consultation moves forward:

  • Communication
  • Improved Parks Forum
  • Community Growing
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Re-wilding
  • Activities and events

Download the report here 170117_stage2_parksgreenspaces_report2 And there will be further consultation and opportunities to get involved over the coming months. For more information about the report please contact Pidgin Perfect.

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