Some general background to this issue in a good feature in the Herald today.
I agree with the sentiments against parkland being used to sevice the great god car... and I really do think that Glasgow is lagging behind other cities in it's continued pre-occupation to providing an ever-growing infrastructure for cars.
However, I could not help noticing that in the Herald feature, three Glasgow MSPs are listed as objectors. This highlights the 'pass-the-parcel that goes on about investment and maintenance of public amenities: current financial pressures for local authorities such as Glasgow, start with the Scottish Executive's failure to provide sufficient funding. The Executive then, in addition, caps local authorities' ability to make up shortfalls through Council Tax.
The reason for the Executive's actions is because Westminster Governments will not consent to increased public funding as this require increased taxation... that's something that we the great British public (well most of those who vote) will not vote for any politician that's honest enough to say if you want better public services you need to pay for them through direct taxation. Instead we have devices such as stealth taxes and death-of-services by-a-thousand-cuts.
And so we come back to "well Jimmy or Jean if you'll no pay for them, you'll no have parks".