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To: Glasgow City Council, SPT and Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP

Get Glasgow Moving - world-class transport for Glasgow

Deliver a world-class, fully-integrated & accessible, publicly-owned & accountable, public transport network for everyone in our region

Why is this important?

Most people in Glasgow rely on public transport to get around (only 49% of households have cars), yet our public transport network is a total mess.

Investing in public transport is essential for expanding our region’s economy, addressing inequality and social isolation, reducing toxic levels of air pollution and tackling climate change.

Bickering between political parties is letting Glasgow down. We are decades behind other cities in providing affordable and sustainable transport. We are calling for:

• a publicly-owned bus company for Greater Glasgow, to offer a great service like Edinburgh's Lothian Buses
• affordable, integrated ticketing, with a region-wide smartcard and daily price cap
• bike hire stations across the region, with free access for concessionary card holders
• a democratically-accountable Transport Authority for Greater Glasgow, with power over the entire transport network (traffic/parking controls and public transport)
• a coordinated, long-term vision and investment to meet the region's transport needs

Glasgow

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Reasons for signing

  • Public transport should serve the public, not private interests.
  • I agree with it
  • Transport in Glasgow has been a disaster since the buses were privatised. It must be baffling for any tourists arriving in the city. The city needs to control the public transport system, as happens in every European city, even Edinburgh

Updates

2018-09-30 16:00:23 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2018-05-05 14:04:10 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-04-13 17:39:26 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-04-13 14:07:03 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-04-13 12:55:36 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-04-13 12:04:52 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-04-12 22:52:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-04-12 21:43:36 +0100

10 signatures reached