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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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Cycling_manifestoA ban on pavement parking, high quality cycling infrastructure, a 20mph limit on local streets and an overhaul of the Highway Code were amongst the measures recommended in a new manifesto released on 28 June from an alliance of the UK’s major organisations dedicated to walking and cycling.

The alliance of the Bicycle Association, Cycling UK, the Ramblers, British Cycling, Living Streets and Sustrans, has a combined membership of more than 330,000 people and span every form of walking and cycling, from the school run to Olympic success.

Launching their ‘Moving the Nation’ manifesto at a major conference on cycling in Manchester, they unveiled a new vision of a future where everybody in the UK can live, work and play in places that are ‘healthy, vibrant and that make walking and cycling the natural choice for short journeys’.

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The report from our School Run Summit, which we held back in November, has now been published.

The half day School Run Summit was for schools and other interested parties from G11/12/13/14/15 postcode areas. The Summit was a great success with a valuable input from all participants, especially the local primary school pupils.

We have now produced a full report, with a series of recommendations and actions, as well as an easy read summary report.

The aim of the summit was to bring together a wide range of organisations to look at how we could work together more effectively to address the school run.

The three overarching outcomes from the summit are to:

  • significantly reduce the number of cars used for the school run
  • help parents and guardians make different choices about the school run
  • provide schools with additional capacity & support from the community

Three simple, low cost and quick actions which we will be taking forward are:

  • #SaferSchoolRun – all partners to use the simple hashtag (#) to share school run related activity and information on Twitter and Facebook
  • #AtLeastOneDayAWeek – encouraging parents/guardians that currently drive to change their habits at least one day a week will result in a 20% change in behaviour
  • Safer School Run Community Pledge – building on the Council’s parking pledge to get the wider community to sign up to a school run pledge

In addition a School Run working group has been set up to oversee the delivery of the recommendations and actions.

You can download the reports here:

If you are interested in getting involved then please get in touch or join in on social media visit our Safer School Run page

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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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The Glasgow North West sub-branch of the Green Party are holding a public meeting about transport from 18:30 to 20:45 on Wednesday 29 November at Partick Burgh Hall, 3-9a Burgh Hall Street, Partick G11 5LW

The meeting will discuss how transport can help deliver a greener, cleaner Glasgow. You will hear about ideas and put your questions to guests including:

  • Lizzie Reather – Walk, Cycle, Vote
  • Cllr Martin Bartos – SPT Chair
  • Patrick Harvie MSP

However you travel, come along for coffee, cake & a chat!

Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) has published a report – Active Travel in Glasgow: what have we learnt so far – which brings together GCPH learning on transport and health, with a specific focus on active travel.

In 2007, the GCPH established a programme of work to gather and analyse information about levels of active travel, to improve understanding of trends and influences on travel choices, and to evaluate the impact of transport policies and programmes on active, sustainable travel in Glasgow and the Clyde Valley area.

The infographic below shows the key findings from this research.

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Local primary school pupils made a significant contribution to the success of the first School Run Summit for west Glasgow, which was hosted earlier this week by local charity Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

The pupils, many of whom are Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs), joined over 40 other people who attended the School Run Summit, to look at how they could work together more effectively to address the school run issue and make the streets in and around local schools in the G11 to G15 postcode areas safer for all.

The primary school pupils told people about the great initiatives they are involved in including the JRSO programme, BikeAbility, the zig-zag campaign, the parking pledge, walking buses and park and stride schemes. Bankhead, Corpus Christi and Garscadden (now part of Clyde Primary) Primary Schools were all awarded the Glasgow City Council’s Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award in September.

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Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
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