Results 1–20 of 3297 for cycling

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling (20 Sep 2017)

Andy McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) officials, (b) other staff and (c) private contractors in his Department are responsible for Government policy on cycling.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Dangerous Driving (20 Sep 2017)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to consult on proposals for the introduction of new criminal offences related to causing death by reckless and dangerous cycling; and if so, whether the penalties for those offences would be the same as for the equivalent driving offences.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Safety (19 Sep 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include, as part of the Think public information campaign on road safety, messages which highlights the risks of harm to cyclists and motorbike riders when people open car doors without looking to see who is coming up behind them.

English Baccalaureate: Creative and Technical Subjects - Motion to Take Note (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: ...tighter around test recall, and they are turned off learning in the way that the noble Baroness described. Yet what they really need for their future in the workforce is a love of learning, because they will be cycling through multiple careers. The person who has just refitted our bathroom is an excellent plasterer, electrician and plumber, and his tiling is superb. He is a Bulgarian who...

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: My hon. Friend is right to say that so many communities—schoolchildren and many others—rely on bus services. When I was at Tonbridge girls grammar I used to cycle to school, so I can thoroughly recommend cycling. I occasionally used to take the train, but as I always managed to get the wrong one and end up in London instead of Tonbridge, it was not always a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Birt: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to encourage compliance with laws governing cycling.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic Act 1988: Cycling (13 Sep 2017)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988 to ensure that cyclists are bound by that legislation.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Cycling (12 Sep 2017)

John McNally: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made on the implementation of the Government's Cycle to Work scheme for his Department's employees.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Public Transport (12 Sep 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...to tackling congestion and improving air quality across the UK. High quality and accessible public transport will play a key role in this, alongside other forms of sustainable transport such as cycling and walking. Our rail plans are seeing the largest investment in the railway since Victorian times, which will help make rail travel more attractive through state-of-the-art new trains and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Bicycles (11 Sep 2017)

Jesse Norman: The Government recognises electrically assisted pedal cycles as an effective alternative to commuting by car, and will continue to promote them as part of our ambition to double cycling by 2025. The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, sets out the Government's plans to promote all forms of cycling. It also explains how a total of £1.2 billion may be spent...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycleways (11 Sep 2017)

Jesse Norman: As with all local cycling infrastructure, local authorities are best placed to promote cycle paths in their area, which offer cyclists an alternative to cycling in the carriageway. However, the decision to use a path will depend on the individual cyclist. While they can be attractive to some cyclists, particularly less confident cyclists, cycle paths may not always be convenient for...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cycling (11 Sep 2017)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many civil servants in his Department made use of a cycle-to-work scheme in each of the last five years.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (7 Sep 2017)

John Finnie: ...by those in higher income groups, and 70 per cent of all flights in the UK are taken by the wealthiest 50 per cent of the population. In contrast, people on lower incomes depend disproportionately on buses, walking and cycling, and the recent Scottish budget saw spending frozen on those modes of transport. To put the £150 million into perspective, it is almost three times the total...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (6 Sep 2017)

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...bag tax. Like the smoking ban, those subtle changes add up to bigger shifts and cultural changes over time. One of the best ways that the Government could embed the success of an enhanced budget for walking and cycling would be to make 20mph the default speed limit on the streets where we live, work and play. The consultation on my proposed member’s bill on restricted roads looks set...

Scottish Parliament: Generations Working Together (6 Sep 2017)

Sandra White: ...Generations Working Together a plug for the work that it does. If anyone wants to contact that organisation, they should go to any of the groups that work in their area and help them by volunteering and so on. I also have to plug Cycling Without Age, which held a successful event here last night. Today, Fraser Johnston and others also came to the cross-party group on older people, age and...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (5 Sep 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...do more to support the circular economy and reduce waste. I can confirm today that we will design and introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers as an important part of our determination to tackle litter and clean up our streets. For the sake of our environment and our health, we will also take further steps to support walking and cycling—active travel—by doubling...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (5 Sep 2017)

Patrick Harvie: ..., so I welcome the commitment to have four such zones. Having just one pilot was clearly inadequate in the first place; where we are now is where we should have been some time ago. As for more investment in walking and cycling, there is ground to make up from earlier cuts in that area, and the increase must be sustained for the long term if it is to make a difference. I had hoped that we...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (24 Jul 2017)

Lord Callanan: Provision of cycling infrastructure, including segregated cycle lanes, is the responsibility of local traffic authorities. It is for them to decide whether or not to permit mobility scooters to use such lanes. Tricycles are already able to use cycle lanes. The definition of a pedal cycle is given in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 as ‘a unicycle, bicycle,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Callanan: The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy was published in April 2017, and sets out our plans to increase cycling and walking across England. The strategy aims to make cycling and walking the natural choices for short journeys or as part of a longer journey, and identifies £1.2 billion which may be invested in support of this over the five years from 2016/17 to...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: ...to his approach to the work in this Chamber over the next few years. It is absolutely vital that we do more to promote a healthy lifestyle. This Government have put a great deal of money into new cycling programmes, new sports for children in schools and so on, but I must also mention all the work that volunteers do to develop these programmes for running together through the park. It is a...


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