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Old April 18th, 2019, 10:15 PM   #1141
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Old April 27th, 2019, 10:54 AM   #1143
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This is really good. I've never been that big a cyclist but I don't have a bike at all at the moment and the reason is I had nowhere to store it, and ended up selling it just to be rid of the hassle

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A CITY-WIDE £250,000 pilot scheme to test the suitability of secure on-street cycle parking in 50 locations should launch this summer.

Glasgow City Council is in the process of carrying out a feasibility study ahead of the launch, which is expected to be completed by the end of next month.

The council hopes the scheme will encourage people across the city to get on their bikes.

“Glasgow has a significant number of its population living within a four mile radius of the city centre in properties such as Victorian tenements, high rise flats and apartment blocks,” George Gillespie, Executive Director of Neighbourhoods and Sustainability, said.

“These often have limited cycle storage space and are based around narrow central stairwells.

“This presents problems for storing and moving bicycles and, where cycles are stored in communal space, can cause an obstruction and attract a greater risk of theft.

“These storage issues are barriers to cycling and conflict with the desire of residents to lead more sustainable and active lives.”
https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...arking-scheme/
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Old April 27th, 2019, 11:48 AM   #1144
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Just a shame yet again about the comments. I sometimes wonder if people just write in to complain for the sake of complaining.
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Old April 27th, 2019, 11:58 AM   #1145
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For some reason the AdBlock Plus browser extension for firefox blocks the ET comments, so I can't see them unless i switch to Chrome or disable it. Result!
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Old May 6th, 2019, 12:16 PM   #1146
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Is this the finished cycle lane on Sauchiehall street ? It looks a mess.


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Old May 7th, 2019, 10:17 AM   #1147
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Is this the finished cycle lane on Sauchiehall street ? It looks a mess.

No. Surfacing still to be done.
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Old May 14th, 2019, 11:26 AM   #1148
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GLASGOW has been chosen to host another sporting event after the first stage route for a major cycling race was unveiled.

The city has been chosen to hold the beginning of the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain, with hundreds of elite riders from across the world set to be involved.

Held on Saturday, September 7, this will be the first time since 2016 that Glasgow has been included in the nationwide route.

Kicking off in George Square, the race will snake its way around the city before heading south and finishing in an as-yet-unnamed town in Dumfries and Galloway.
https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...-cycling-race/

ET being the ET they get right to the all important heart of the matter in their follow up article though

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Glasgow drivers could face traffic misery amid cycling event
https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...cycling-event/
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Old May 14th, 2019, 11:27 AM   #1149
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Though tbf...

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THOSE living in Glasgow have welcomed the announcement that Glasgow will host another top cycling event.

Members of the public shared their delight that the city would be welcoming another world class competition in 2019’s Tour of Britain.

Despite the possible disruption for residents, most believe the benefits to tourism and the city’s economy outweigh any potential problems caused.
https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/17637842.glaswegians-proud-as-city-chosen-to-host-top-cycling-event
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Old May 15th, 2019, 09:58 PM   #1150
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Petition calling for segregated cycle lanes on university avenue, if that's your bag

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitio...signature-form

It does seem shortsighted not to take opportunity to connect the new cycle lanes on bytes road to kelvingrove
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Old May 15th, 2019, 11:12 PM   #1151
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Not exactly timely given the university is now on-site with contractor works for the enhanced crossing system along Univ Av to the new teaching hub and right along beyond the Memorial Gates.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 11:26 PM   #1152
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ET being the ET they get right to the all important heart of the matter in their follow up article though



https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...cycling-event/
Will give it a watch this year now. Don't usually watch all the TOB as I'm knee deep in Vuelta. Takes me forever to catch up on all the recorded races over the season. Only finished Paris-Roubaix tonight.
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Old May 23rd, 2019, 10:49 PM   #1153
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A story about a cyclist being killed on the roads in Glasgow, but check all the deleted comments - what offensive things were they saying this time?

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...ow-crossroads/
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Old May 24th, 2019, 01:52 PM   #1154
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Glasgow, where the city council wants to improve its environmental credentials and boost health, is investing money in its cycle infrastructure but, while things are moving in the right direction, there are huge gaps.

It helps to have city councillors, such as Anna Richardson and Jon Molyneux, who are also committed cyclists and understand the issues first hand.

However, design improvements for areas such as the west end’s Byres Road, came only because of committed campaigning by GoBike, the Strathclyde Cycle Campaign, rather than first class first proposals being put forward by the council.

The city is littered with dreadful cycle lanes that are perpetually covered by parked cars, rendering them pointless.

Others are used as useful drop off and pick up points for lazy motorists. Behind the St Enoch Centre there’s always someone parked in the cycle lane. This cycle route runs contraflow to the traffic, so to get past the parked cars you have to pull out into oncoming traffic, in what is a busy bus route.

While the new South City Way, running from Queens Park to the Merchant City is a huge improvement on what was there before, there are still dangerous design flaws that must be addressed.
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/...orth-the-risk/
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Old June 9th, 2019, 12:50 PM   #1155
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It's actually a very good video. I'd give them the money

http://glasgowwestend.today/2019/06/...n-promo-video/
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Old June 12th, 2019, 11:56 PM   #1156
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Proposed extension of the South West City Way from Shields Rd to Pollok Park via St Andrews Drive

https://reglasgow.com/new-2-2-kilome...ws-south-side/
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Proposed extension of the South West City Way from Shields Rd to Pollok Park via St Andrews Drive

https://reglasgow.com/new-2-2-kilome...ws-south-side/
Said this at the time they should have considered this. Hopefully will change the Haggs/Titwood/St Andrews Road junction too which is still set up for high traffic flows like the M77 finishes at J1. Nearly got run over there a while back by a car making an illegal turn who went through the lights when the green man was running.

I also suggested a while back they could have extended it via St Andrews Road when they did the buildouts and traffic calming associated with the new school. They did painted lanes instead which are parked in consistently. By doing this it would have brought it up to Crossmyloof/Strathbungo area and could have linked in with the Victoria Road stuff...
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Old June 13th, 2019, 12:54 PM   #1158
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Bit of a no brainer really! There's bags of room for accommodating an extension to the South West City Way on St Andrew’s Drive and it would take you to the Burrell and Pollok House so what's not to like?!

Incidentally, there is also supposed to be a future spur from West Street which would take you up via Kilbirnie Street and the carpark of the Scottish Gas Networks site, over the railway line, via a currently disused pedestrian bridge, and into the large Gasworks site on Maxwell Road where two large residential schemes are being developed. That pretty much gets you into the heart of East Pollokshields...
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Old June 13th, 2019, 01:31 PM   #1159
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The cycling network is approaching critical mass I think. When there are only some isolated lanes they don't do much to encourage cycling, as anyone that would be wary of cycling on the roads in the first place isn't going to be much encouraged by a lane that will deposit them back into traffic when it finishes. But they are beginning to link up into a proper network now.

All the various city ways will bring people into the city centre and the avenues will provide safe routes through it and tie them together.

It does make the occasional short-sighted decision (like not connecting Byres Rd to the routes passing through Kelvingrove with a cycle lane along Uni Avenue) stand out all the more
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