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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
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As a keen cyclist and resident of Princes Gardens, I'm very much in favour of improving the cycling environment on Byres Road. However, there is a big issue which is that the new one way systems means that it's actually impossible to cycle to Byres Road from Dowanhill / Hyndland without going on a main road such as Highburgh Rd or Great Western Road. Previous safe and leafy routes through the backstreets are barred. I have written to the Community Council and to our local councillor (Martin Bartos) about this but nothing is happening as yet.
@geraldine The council's cycling strategy says that they'll follow the guidance of Cycling by Design, which states that one way streets should have cycle contraflows. There's a couple of examples of these being implemented recently in the city centre. In my opinion some of the Byres Rd money should go to providing these in the surrounding areas so that people can take more direct routes cycling than by car.
@geraldine I'll check with people at GoBike about this. I feel this problem has also been raised by them.
There's also an issue around the design of the side streets; the current layout very much emphasises car movements. In contrast, Dutch residential streets treat cars as 'guests', sending visual and tactile ques to drivers that this space will have people walking and cycling. You can see an example of this on a residential street in the Dutch town Assen.
The consultation will run from Wednesday 23 May until Wednesday 27 June.
Proposals will be on display online at www.glasgow.gov.uk/consultations and in Partick and Hillhead Library throughout that period. There will be drop-in events from 3-7pm on Thursday 24 May (Partick Library) and 3-7pm on Thursday 31 May (Hillhead Library) where council officers will be on hand to answer any queries about the proposals.
From next Wednesday, to take part in the consultation - or to find out more about the proposals - please visit Glasgow City Council’s online consultation hub at www.glasgow.gov.uk/consultations