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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.”

 

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.

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Go Bike, the Strathclyde cycle campaign, have been undertaking cycling and walking tours of each electoral ward with local councillors. At the start of December we joined in with the tour of Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill.

Two of the four local Councillors for Scotstounhill/Garscadden, Michael Cullen and Chris Cunningham, joined GoBike committee member, Alasdair Macdonald and DRCETs Neil Lovelock for the tour.

The tour started and finished from Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre and covered over 13 km around the ward area. There is some really good cycling infrastructure in the Ward, in particular the traffic section of the National Cycle Network, and further improvements are planned as part of the Knightswood BMX track development.

However, there are also areas where things can be improved and in particular linking these good pieces of infrastructure together is also important.

The Councillors were also given copies of the Cycling UK’s publication Space for Cycling guide for decision makers.

You can see details of the route cycled in the image below and on the Go Bike website. There are also some additional photos and some of the tweets that were sent!

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Do you cycle in Glasgow? Do you care about the future of our cycling infrastructure? Then GlasgowCycleInfraDay is for you.

The campaign is returning to the city on Friday 8 September and with your help we can make this year even more successful.

The idea is a simple one: use Twitter to record “a day in the life of Glasgow’s cycle lanes”.  A look at the good, the bad and the simply absent cycling infrastructure over 24 hours. On Twiiter you can follow @CycleInfraDay or use the hashtag #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17

Getting involved is even simpler still. Just grab your camera and if you see any cycling infrastructure you think is worth recording just take a photo and Tweet it with this year’s hashtag – #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 – Say where it is and why you’re including it, and you’re done.

Not going to be cycling on Friday 8 September?  That’s okay – you don’t have to be on a bike to take part, you only need to be in and around Glasgow.

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gobike_logoGoBike are holding their AGM and a public meeting on Wednesday 23 November, at 7:30pm in the Admiral Bar in Waterloo Street.

The main attraction at the public meeting will be Councillor Martin McElroy, Glasgow’s Cycling Commissioner, discussing the implementation of the Council’s Strategic Plan for Cycling and there will be the opportunity to ask questions – you can even start the discussion on the GoBike Facebook group  Not on Facebook?  You can e-mail your questions to the Convenor, convenor@gobike.org, particularly if you won’t be able to attend the event.

Councillor Martin McElroy will outline the City Council’s views on the following aspects of the Strategic Plan for Cycling:

  • A Safer Cycling City: Key Outcome 4 (p17)
  • Budget: Continue to spend above the Scottish national average per head of population, to develop commuter, leisure cycling.  (p18)
  • Increase number of children cycling to primary school from 3.5% to 7% by 2025 (p18)
  • 20mph zones (p20)
  • Glasgow Cycle Network/Infrastructure (p23-26)

The GoBike campaign 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.

community-calendarThis event is 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!

20mph-sign-blue-skyEarlier this year a member of Go Bike submitted a petition to Glasgow City Council to follow Edinburgh City Council’s recent decision to make 20mph the default speed limit across large parts of the city.

The petition has now concluded and a report was presented to the Public Petitions and General Purposes Policy Development Committee which has agreed that the proposal warranted further investigation.

The Committee has instructed “the Executive Director of Land and Environmental Services to submit a report to the Sustainability and the Environment Policy Development Committee, having considered the concerns highlighted by the petitioners, which would consider the pace and scale of phasing for the implementation of 20 mph speed limits and how this might be accelerated within the city…”
You can read the full outcome of the petition on the Council’s website http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/petitions
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