Help Change Our Streets

11th January 2019

Our Cycle Village proposal is not just for cyclists, but, for everyone who uses our streets – pedestrians, wheeled users.

Can you spare 1 hour to help:
  • Improve the junctions and crossings to help your child get to school safer,
  • Improve the experiences of those with a disability,
  • Provide segregated cycle lanes, secure cycle storage for tenements, new cycling hubs,
  • Help research the history of our community and explore ways to share this,
  • Significantly improve the public realm with new footways, seating, signage…

Email YKcyclevillage@gmail.com to attend our volunteer meeting on Wednesday 16th January, 7-8PM.

How our group will work to achieve the projects aims

Principles

We will be:

  • Inclusive (with everyone, for everyone)
  • Innovative
  • Locally focused:
  • Aspirational (thinking big and aiming for the best quality)
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Flexible (responsive to change and new ideas)
  • Solution-focused (open to different ways of achieving our aims)

Aims

  • A safe, pleasant, green environment
  • An area that’s easy to move around on foot, by bike, with kids, with a buggy, with mobility or sensual impairment.
  • Retention of adequate parking provision
  • Connection to the National Cycle Network and public transport
  • A legible environment – signs and maps that are easy to use
  • Improved infrastructure for walking and cycling (incl. better surfaces, tailored segregation where appropriate, dropped kerbs or crossings, traffic management measures, public bike pumps and bike storage)
  • Supporting local businesses by attracting customers into the area – creating a ‘destination’
  • Celebrating and enhancing the area’s built and natural heritage
  • Improved cycle storage options

Update (29th March)

Thanks to members of Glasgow Disability Alliance for attending our disability walk about to help understand how our Cycling Village proposal can benefit everyone.

 

Update (18th March 2019)

Great workshop with Glasgow Disability Alliance to help understand how our streetscape and cycle lanes can be accessible for everyone. All comments raised will be used within the design process.

focus group

Update (15th February 2019)

Fantastic to have our Lord Provost (Eva Bollander) & City Convenor for Sustainability & Carbon Reduction (Anna Richardson) attend our walk about to explain our cycling village concept. During the walk we also had Councillor’s Millar & Mearns attend along with members from Bike for Good, Cycle Hoop, local parents & Glasgow University Environmental Sustainabilty team.

Eva

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