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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.”

 

Walk to School Week is the perfect time to get your children walking and runs from Mon 21 to Fri 25 May is the greatest walk of all.

And with one in four cars on the road at peak times heading to school, Living Streets wants to get as many families walking as possible.

You can take the pledge, and Living Streets will show you how to make the week extra special for your family:

  • Tips and advice in the run up to Walk to School Week
  • Ideas to make the Walk to School fun
  • First look at our new Walk to School handbook for parents and carers
  • Show you how others across the country are getting more children at their schools walking.

The benefits speak for themselves… More info at https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walktoschoolweek

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A new website to promote and encourage Smarter Travel in Glasgow has been launched – www.smartertravelgla.co.uk

Smarter Travel is about getting around with the maximum benefit to you and the minimum impact on the planet. It’s about making your journey in a way that benefits your health, your pocket and your state of mind.

Smarter Travel is about being flexible and using the right type (mode) of transport to fit with your plans. So whether you do it one day a week or whether you change your whole lifestyle it all makes a difference.

The website also hosts the recently launched Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge 2018!

You can check out the website for more info!

 

BikeLibrarySource: TES

Glasgow has among the highest levels of child poverty in the UK and is hoping to ensure every child has access to a bike by opening a “bike library” in 70 of its primary schools.

Glasgow City Council is planning to buy 1,400 bikes at a cost of £350,000 in a bid to encourage more children to cycle to school. The council has also set aside another £80,000 to cover the cost of employing two people to maintain and repair the bicycles.

The scheme – which will see each school involved receiving 20 bikes – has been introduced at the suggestion of Green councillors in the city. The schools that will be targeted are those already signed up to cycling proficiency scheme, Bikeability Scotland, with the bikes likely to be loaned out to a child for the entire school year.

Martha Wardrop, the Green councillor for Glasgow’s Hillhead, told Tes Scotland that although cycling to school was on the rise in Glasgow the city’s figures remained lower than Edinburgh’s.

The percentage of students who cycled to school in Glasgow rose from 1.4 per cent in 2008 to 2.8 per cent in 2016, according to the Hands Up Scotland Survey conducted annually by walking and cycling charity, Sustrans Scotland. But the percentage of students who cycled to school in Edinburgh in 2016 was 5.7 per cent, the survey found.

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Living Streets Scotland have re-scheduled their a seminar about its Lower Speed Communities project from 11am to 2pm on Monday 23 April 2018 at The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane Glasgow G1 3NU.

The project, which was funded by the Scottish Government, worked in 5 communities across Scotland where local people had identified speed as an issue. The seminar will explore the work undertaken in these communities, the lessons learned and how they might be applied across Scotland.

Places are limited so to secure your free place, with lunch included, please contact Pat Douglas (e: pat.douglass@livingstreets.co.uk m: 07595 374477.

Living Streets Scotland are hosting a seminar about its Lower Speed Communities project from 11am to 2pm on Thursday 1 March 2018 at The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane Glasgow G1 3NU.

The project, which was funded by the Scottish Government, worked in 5 communities across Scotland where local people had identified speed as an issue. The seminar will explore the work undertaken in these communities, the lessons learned and how they might be applied across Scotland.

Places are limited so to book a place please register using Eventbrite to secure your free place, with lunch included. They are also running a seminar in Inverness on Tuesday 27 February.

In case of any difficulty booking tickets please contact Pat Douglas (e: pat.douglass@livingstreets.co.uk m: 07595 374477.

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!

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