The first meeting of the new committee of the Strathbungo Society briefly discussed this initiative, to set up a cycling forum, and have agreed to send reps – the community council is very keen to work with us on this. A small group from the committee met last night and are going to work up some ideas for consideration in Strathbungo. More news soon but anyone who wants to be involved do contact me.
At the recent Cycling Celebration Day more than 350 people came along to support the opening of South-West City Way a dedicated traffic-free cycleway from Pollokshields to the City Centre. Following that event many local residents expressed interest in a community-based organisation to encourage more Pollokshields people to cycle for leisure and exercise.
Many people expressed an interest in this idea and, in response, the Pollokshields Community Council are inviting you to help establish – Pollokshields Community Cycling Forum – an independent community group to create an environment that supports people of all ages and abilities to travel by bicycle. Based on experience elsewhere cycle friendly communities may offer cycle parking, bike hire or bike loan schemes, cycle training and a range of information on local cycle networks. It will have defined cycle routes and infrastructure linking popular locations. Local businesses should support and encourage an increased cycling culture.
The Community Council, in cooperation with SoulRiders will hold the inaugural meeting on Monday, 7th December at 7pm. Venue: SoulRiders 171 Maxwell Rd G41 (entrance in Forth St)
Short presentation on similar organisations around Glasgow
Qualifying for Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Community Award
Election of Steering Group
Please RSVP to PollokshieldsCycleForum@yahoo.co.uk to confirm your attendance.
(The monthly meeting of Pollokshields Community Council will be incorporated in this event)