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  1. chdot
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  2. chdot
    Admin

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    Collin Little (@collin_little)
    12/08/2016, 09:24
    Announcement that Glasgow's South City Way has been awarded the Community Links Plus funding! #SCW #CLplus #Sustrans #glasgowcycling

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  3. Stickman
    Member

    So is Roseburn-Leith dead? What does this mean for funding?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

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    Glasgow has a goal to be one of the most sustainable cities in Europe. The promotion of cycling via behavioural change campaigns and improved cycle routes is key to Glasgow realising this ambition.

    Glasgow has begun its "City Ways" programme with the West City Way and the South West City Way. The development of a "City Way" cycle network will provide infrastructure suitable for everyone of all levels of experience. These provide links to "Quiet Ways" making cycling enjoyable and the easiest, healthiest and most environmentally responsible way to get around.

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    https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=19365

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "So is Roseburn-Leith dead? What does this mean for funding?"

    I would *hope* CEC wasn't relying on this funding.

    Needs pressure on Humza Yousaf to fund all finalists - and more...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

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    Twan vanDuivenbooden (@twanduiv)
    12/08/2016, 09:31
    And the #CLPlus winner is: ....

    http://pic.twitter.com/1hDgyYWZGS

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  7. chdot
    Admin

    Labour MSP Claudia Beamish at photocall too -

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    Collin Little (@collin_little)
    12/08/2016, 09:36
    South City Way project awarded £3.25 m match funding. Awesome! #clplus #scw #glasgowcycling http://pic.twitter.com/76eDz5QKLO

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  8. chdot
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    Transform Scotland (@TransformScot)
    12/08/2016, 09:42
    Here's why @GlasgowCC South City Way needs investment. #CLPlus Some photos we took earlier this year. @SustransScot

    http://pic.twitter.com/sIhUzbmMTD

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  9. chdot
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  10. Frenchy
    Member

    "I would *hope* CEC wasn't relying on this funding."

    I hope so too. Brief chat I had with a councillor recently had me slightly worried - CEC can't afford this without some of the money coming from Sustrans. But not winning this competition doesn't preclude Sustrans funding, I presume.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. HankChief
    Member

    My understanding was that it will mean that funding will need to be applied for in dribs and drabs through the Community Links programme (note the missing 'PLUS') rather than getting a big check to do it all.

    Will take longer to get the plans built and a risk that matched funding won't always be secured so likely end up costing us more.

    The funding for CLPLUS came from top slicing the existing CL programme.

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  12. chdot
    Admin

    Obviously Sustrans only has this money if SG chooses to give them some/more.

    How about some from the recently announced £100m (or the '£2bn City Fund')?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    Then again -

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    Spokes CycleCampaign (@SpokesLothian)
    12/08/2016, 10:28
    #CLPlus is great BUT it is not new money, so 1 council wins & 30 share a smaller pot -->http://www.spokes.org.uk/2015/12/scottish-budget-councils-cycling-hit/

    http://pic.twitter.com/oWnKOXFlW8

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  14. crowriver
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    Purely coincidence that the Minister is a south of Glasgow MSP, of course.

    What I don't quite get is why they had to create the PLUS competition in the first place. I suppose it's the usual stuff about press publicity, prestige, etc. Having a "big" announcement to make instead of a steady trickle of small ones...

    The scheme also represents rationing of resources. Imagine if trunk roads were funded on the same basis: the new Forth road bridge, M74, A9, A96, AWPR all competing for the same pot of money, with only one scheme being funded. Picture the outcry!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. HankChief
    Member

    It's times like this that I'm disappointed I don't have a local SNP MSP that I can vent my frustration with the funding structure on.

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  16. Rosie
    Member

    My MSP is Ruth Davidson. I can't see her fighting for more rational (ie active travel centred) transport funding.

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  17. Rosie
    Member

    The scheme has been presented as offering social as well as transport benefits.

    "A CYCLE scheme that will transform one of Glasgow's most deprived neighbourhoods has won £3,250,000 in funding.

    As first told in the Evening Times last November, the South City Way is an ambitious street improvement project to create a 3km cycle route starting at Victoria Road.

    It has now won the Community Links PLUS (CLP), a ‘streetscape’ design competition hosted by Sustrans Scotland and the Scottish Government. "

    http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14678696.Cycle_scheme_to_transform_Victoria_Road_wins___3_25million/?ref=twtrec

    We can't really call Roseburn deprived (cue jokes about extreme deprivation of reason & courtesy among some of the inhabitants).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. sallyhinch
    Member

    If we funded education the way we funded cycling http://pedalonparliament.org/not-a-long-time-ago-in-a-galaxy-surprisingly-not-too-far-away/

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  19. HankChief
    Member

    Hit the nail on the head there POP

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. Frenchy
    Member

    It's times like this that I'm disappointed I don't have a local SNP MSP that I can vent my frustration with the funding structure on.

    Don't be feart to vent your frustrations at another MSP - if your work/kids' school/mother-in-law's pet is located in a constituency with an SNP MSP, then get on at them. Or get in touch with one of the regional MSPs - Alison Johnstone for example - and ask them to raise the issue.

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  21. chdot
    Admin

    No idea what this means -

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    Sustrans Scotland (@SustransScot)
    12/08/2016, 10:58
    Well done to all #CLPlus finalists. We'll continue to support your inspiring placemaking projects!

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  22. ih
    Member

    " My MSP is Ruth Davidson. I can't see her fighting for more rational (ie active travel centred) transport funding."

    Ruth and her party went to the electorate last year on an explicit manifesto promise to build a segregated cycleway in every Scottish city.

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  23. Rosie
    Member

    @ih - The Tory councillors have hardly embraced the East-West route.

    However I may get in touch with Ruth D & point out that bit about the segregated cycleway.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. Stickman
    Member

    The manifesto said "as an overarching aim, we should work towards providing at least one segregated cycle route..."

    Lots of wiggle room there.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. ih
    Member

    @Rosie yes, I'd be very interested in her reply. And btw, it was this year wasn't it? How time flies!

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  26. chdot
    Admin

    Not strictly about CLP, but -

    "

    Dear media colleague,
    Further to the First Minister's announcement of a major boost for the Scottish Economy following the Brexit vote we have issued the attached press release. The text is repeated below.
    "First Minister's pledge to boost the economy: Small is beautiful
    We in GoBike, campaigning for good cycle infrastructure in Glasgow and surrounding areas were pleased to hear that the First Minister proposes a cash boost to the economy following the EU vote result.
    We would be delighted, though, if the opportunity could be taken to improve our transport infrastructure, not only for the big projects, but by looking at the detail and smaller projects.
    While we recognise that dualling the A9, improving the A83 and strengthening our rail network are vital in many ways, we know only too well that the Scottish Government and our Local Authorities will not achieve their target (or is it now just an aspiration?) of 10% of all journeys being by bike by 2020.
    The opportunity should now be taken with any transport projects that are brought forward to enhance the walking and cycling experience.
    How? By:

    Ensuring good pedestrian and cycle facilities, ie dropped kerbs, cycle and walking lanes with every road scheme.
    Installing good signage to walking and cycling routes.
    Ensuring that all major roads have cycle lanes.
    Ensuring that all cycle lanes have good lighting.

    The opportunity should also be taken to bring forward the schemes currently with Sustrans under the Community Links and Community Links Plus, and those other cycling schemes that our local authorities are hoping to get budget funding for.

    Why? These smaller projects will:

    Give a boost to Local Authorities.
    Encourage the use of local labour, rather than the big multi-national construction companies, thus allowing more apprentices etc to be employed and trained.
    Help the Government reach its active travel target.
    Get more of the population walking and cycling.
    Reduce car use in our towns and cities, thus reducing pollution.
    Improve the general health of the population and thus reduce our use of the NHS.
    Enhance the environment in our towns, cities and rural areas.
    Encourage tourism.
    Give the people of Scotland a sense of well-being.

    We know that the Scottish Government will be under pressure to get the big schemes going but our proposals will bring about a far wider spread of the spending rather than it being concentrated with a few large companies and it will bring about a far wider sense of benefit to the population of Scotland, by improving the urban environment.

    For further information contact convenor@gobike.org"

    We hope that you will be able to use this. Please e-mail or phone if you need further information.
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    GoBike! Strathclyde Cycle Campaign, http://www.gobike.org,

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. Rosie
    Member

    @chdot

    Spokes has done something similar.

    http://www.spokes.org.uk/2016/08/quick-chance-for-brexit-cash/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. chdot
    Admin

    Don't know what this means either!

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    Sustrans Scotland (@SustransScot)
    12/08/2016, 15:28
    We will advocate the commended #CLPlus entry from @Edinburgh_CC going forward

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. crowriver
    Member

    Management speak is even more meaningless in 140 chars or less...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. HankChief
    Member

    Spurred on by Frenchy, I have just tweeted all the Lothian MSPs asking them to get involved in pushing for more government funding.

    I expect the responses will be illuminating.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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