The next consultation is happening some time in November.
There is an event for supporting a people friendly Byres Rd.
Sunday 22nd October starting 10.45 at the Transport museum. It'll be a good way to send the message that we want something better for walking and cycling.
The design team will feel they have more of a license to do something bold.
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Perhaps this has already come up - but - the proposed Govan-Partick foot/cycle) bridge will open a conduit from an additional area to the Byres Road fleshpots. And it's a bit of a hike on foot.
It would be a great bit of joined-up development if Byres Road was an attractive place to cycle by the time the bridge opens (a Govan councillor told me recently that it's planned for - er - 2020? - anyway, relatively soon as these things go).
Btw there's a new blog post about what would actually be good street layouts for cycling.
How to make space for people on Byres Road:
Option 1 - Pedestrianisation
Option 2 – Bus route and local access only
Option 3 – Through route
We have visualisations!
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Was sorry not to be able to make this (was Green conference weekend) but great to see such a good turnout. Also well done to whoever was doing publicity as I had my bike locked up near Kimchi Cult for an hour on Friday and when I came back there was a flyer for the event on the handlebars!
@iain Several of us were handlebar flyering the local area in the lead-up to the event. @i was the creator of them. I did try and get some shops to put-up our posters but it looked like they didn't get the manager's approval. I think the walking and cycling pound flyers went down well.
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I'll leave our traffic count data here so anyone can see it:
Byres Road:Pret a Manger - Greggs
Time: 12:25 to 12:40
Black cab taxis: 5
Byres Road: Uni Av junc South arm
Time: 12:54 to 13:09
Black cab taxis: 7
Time: 17:16 to 17:26
Black cab taxis: 1
Time: 17:30 to 17:40
Black cab taxis: 7
Following last nights talking, I have asked Hillhead library about putting up posters of proposals for Byres Road. Library says they can will consider it - contact librarian is firstname.lastname@example.org
At present a poster display of six A" sheets is pinned up - so perhaps propose the same size display. Let me know of any problems getting it organised.
Found https://space4peoplebyresroad.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/our-vision/. Images of possibilities look good. Has someone looked at possible layouts on large scale plan of Byres Road in detail, to see what can be fitted in? Is it posted somewhere?
I suggest: propose zebra crossings at regular intervals (others proposal for a strip in the middle to assist pedestrians trying to cross is crazy); trees where the pavements widen.
@pat layouts can be found here: https://space4peoplebyresroad.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/how-to-make-space-for-people/ The green circles are trees.
@pat That's a good idea, making the space4people versions more public. If we can get confirmation that the library are happy to put a poster or two up, I'm sure we can scrape enough money to get it printed.
Pedestrians mght argue cyclists aren't considering their needs! On the full length road scheme I would add nine zebra crossing, eight at side roads (pick one side) and another at Hillhead station. And add blurb in text "that direct pedestrian routes should be provided.
Trees should shown along the road lengths right down the street. Blurb could say "trees with high metal guards in locations where services permit, not in regular spacing but to suit road spaces" [regular spacing is uncomfortable], show them where there are spaces (outside Greggs for instance). There are proprietary systems for containing them near services.
is there an estimate of how many loading bays, parking spaces can be fitted into full length scheme. Could make a splash of present spaces (I counted about 150 parked yesturday) compared to proposed.
@pat FYI: there are 114 parking spaces on Byres Road, excluding disabled and motorcycle bays.
Public MeetingHillhead Library
Ride – meet at 14:15 at the Riverside Museum
Walk – meet at 14:15 outside Nam-Tuk, south of Partick Cross
Meeting – starts at 15:00 in the small hall in Hillhead Library