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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:24 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Re-routed onto the footpath.... pedestrians having to give way to cyclists that own the roads and pavements already
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

So who do you sue Stu. The Council or The Cyclist or the Bus Operator.
Seen them placing the bus stops and thought holy fcuk they are putting them right in the already idiotic cycle lane. I give it a couple of weeks before the horror sories start to emerge of a prick on a bike acting the big I am with a woman shoving a pram along the pavement.
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Recycling scheme hits the skids as rats, flies and rancid food plagues Glasgow streets (© Evening Times)

Rancid food, overflowing bins and late rubbish collections are causing a stink for residents across the city.


Glasgow city council have been accused of failing to plan their new recycling scheme fully as locals are plagued
by rats, flies and putrid mulch outside their doors. Others say they have got nowhere to dispose of their recycling,
having not been given the communal food bins.

As reported by the Evening Times, Wyndford residents said their new bins had become “rat restaurants” and had
been left unemptied for weeks. Now more people have raised concerns about similar issues in Maryhill, Woodside
and Partick.

On Cedar Street, Woodside, at least five sets of recycling bins for food and paper could be seen overflowing and spilling
out in front of homes. Bags full of rotten vegetables and meat were baking in the heat as Glasgow’s temperatures
have soared to more than 23°C in the last few weeks. When our reporter visited the site, they witnessed several passers
by stuffing normal rubbish in to the already full bins.

Joanne McCallum, a mum-of-two who lives in the area, said: “I don’t think this has been thought out properly at all.
The bins are absolutely stinking, and I can’t open my windows because of the flies. I have a one-year-old son and
eight-week old daughter, it’s a health hazard. The stench when you walk out of the house is horrible. It doesn’t look
nice with rubbish everywhere.

“If you have friends or family coming, this is the first thing they see. Last night my dad was here dropping the kids off
and there were so many flies, he started trying to move the bins away from the front door.” Joanne’s mum Jean McCallum
added: “They just can’t live like this. It’s horrible. Everyone is for recycling but this is just impractical, and dangerous.
It could attract rats.”

In Fingal Street, Maryhill, another resident complained of similar problems and said: “These bins are now overflowing
as they haven’t been emptied for about three weeks. It’s not only rats we have a problem with but also seagulls, magpies
and crows [ripping] the bin bags and leaving rubbish scattered.”

Another resident on Lawrence Street, Partick, said they had not been given a communal food waste bin at all, however
the council disputed this. A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said Lawrence Street residents had a delay of a week
before their large bins were delivered.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Woodside area of Glasgow in line for Dutch-inspired cycle scheme (© Evening Times)



An area of Glasgow’s West End could be in line for new cycle routes inspired by a Dutch scheme if the council wins a major funding award.


Woodside Mini-Holland, takes inspiration from transport infrastructure in the Netherlands and proposes to deliver a cycle-friendly neighbourhood.
Part of the project would include a segregated cycle route along St George’s Road from Charing Cross to Possil Road and would connect to the
Sauchiehall Street “Avenue” cycleway that is currently being delivered.

The proposal also includes the expansion of the cycle network into the city centre, Great Western Road, Maryhill, Garscube Road and the Forth
and Clyde Canal. Pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities at St George’s Cross Subway station would also undergo major redesign to improve
accessibility.

Glasgow experienced a 6.7% increase in cycling levels across the city last year. The council is in the running for the Community Links PLUS award,
for the proposal, which is hosted by Sustrans Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.

Glasgow City Council will now receive up to £40,000 of funding to finalise the proposal and will go on to compete against entries from The City of
Edinburgh Council, Stirling Council and The Highland Council in a bid to win substantial funding to enable the project.

Final proposals will be presented to a cross sector panel chaired by Transport Scotland chief executive, Roy Brannen, with the winning project
announced in late Summer 2017. Councillor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “This is fantastic news. The Woodside Mini
Holland bid is more than just segregated cycle routes and to reach the third stage is very promising.”





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Genuinely a great idea but in that first photo I can see a problem. A double give way, You give way to the cyclist which is fine then approach the second one to get trapped on what is already a busy road that will be forced into 3 lanes, Then Johnny Clownshoes appears with his banana hat and starts abusing the motorist for being stuck in the cycle lane because they cannot figure out the basics of how a road works.

Besides which stand beside the designated cycle lanes with the concrete divider and you will still see cyclists using the pavement.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

An additional problem is the give way markings on the cycle lane they put at bus stops - not one cyclist yields so when you're stepping off a bus, you have to dodge or get knocked over. Ref: Berkeley Street
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