Results 3341–3360 of 3861 for cycling

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (29 Nov 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...pedestrians. Dumfries and Galloway Council were awarded £0.9 million over three years (1999-2002) for an integrated package of measures for Dumfries which included a large element to improve cycling and walking infrastructure in the town. Midlothian Council were awarded £0.802 million from this fund for a pedestrian and cyclists’ overbridge at Sheriffhall. Most recently, I...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (29 Nov 2000)

Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive how many publicly funded projects aimed at encouraging cycling have been completed since 1997 and what the location was of each such project.

Orders of the Day — Countryside and Rights of Ways Bill: Rights of Way Improvement Plans (28 Nov 2000)

David Heath: ...plans? If it means that the plans will make a significant effort to improve the network of bridleways for recreational riding and available rights of way for carriage driving, so allowing cycling and riding to co-exist, I wholeheartedly welcome it. However, if there is another meaning, I ask the Minister to tell the House what it is, so that we can arrive at a view.

Orders of the Day — Countryside and Rights of Ways Bill: Redesignation of Roads Used as Public Paths (28 Nov 2000)

Mr Richard Livsey: The Minister will know that we discussed bridleways when I came to see him. There is an event in my constituency that attracts 500 people from all over the world, but they have been prevented from cycling on a bridleway for the past 12 years because of the Highways Act 1980. Such matters need sorting out.

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (16 Nov 2000)

Lord Northbourne: ...of any shape not more than ten miles in length beginning and ending at the same point and open to the public for one or more of the following purposes-- (a) walking, (b) wheelchair access, (c) cycling, (d) riding on horseback, but not for use by mechanically propelled vehicles. (2) In any case where a highway authority initiates a scheme to provide a new route in its area which will...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Staff: Scottish Executive Staff (15 Nov 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...and bicycle users, public transport timetable information and links, and other information of practical use for members of staff; - interest-free loans for purchasing annual travel tickets and bicycles and cycling equipment; - discounted annual travel tickets for Lothian Buses services; and - the provision of pre-paid books of bus tickets for business travel.

Sport (10 Nov 2000)

John Cryer: ...places, such as Rainham, are receiving no real investment. I should like deal with safe routes to schools. That issue might not have an apparent connection with sport, but if we could invest more in creating safe cycleways, children could cycle to school and they would be fitter. The hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. Russell) mentioned the fact that current generations are much less fit...

Scottish Parliament: Sport (9 Nov 2000)

Irene McGugan: ...benefits as well. Why not introduce all children to tennis? It is more accessible, easier to pick up and probably cheaper. Scotland has a great history of success in minority sports such as curling, cycling and judo, but those sports get very little media coverage, little funding and next to no sponsorship. Scots rarely fail to achieve well in them at international level. In ice-skating,...

Respondent in appeals about instructors (2 Nov 2000)

Viscount Falkland: ...enthusiasm for this amendment than I had for the previous one moved by the noble Lord, Lord Rotherwick, and accepted so graciously by the Government. Those of us who have been involved with motorcycling organisations through the all-party motorcycling group have always urged the Government to accept the use of bus lanes for motorcyclists as a priority. To an extent, I have been a prime...

Scottish Parliament: Sydney Paralympics and Olympic Games (1 Nov 2000)

Brian Monteith: ...record in the 400 m by five seconds. Other names with which members may be familiar are Janice Lawton, who took the silver in the discus, and Allan Stuart, who took the silver in the 400 m. In cycling, visually impaired Robert Allen and his sighted pilot Andrew Slater took silver in the men's tandem 1 km time trials. I mention those names, but I make it clear that all members of the UK...

Transport Bill (30 Oct 2000)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: ...franchising process to explore with bus and other transport providers the possibility of them providing connecting services. Train operators should also make proper provision for disabled people. Cycling is a means of transport that is environmentally friendly and healthy. It should be encouraged. The Government's downgrading of the previous government's targets for increasing cycle...

Transport Bill (26 Oct 2000)

Lord Whitty: ...contained in the Bill would require local authorities to consult in any case. I suppose there are other potential users. For example, bus users may be members of motoring organisations or motor cycling organisations and so on. I am not entirely sure whether it is intended that such organisations should have a specific role, other than the one they have in relation to the integrated...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (20 Oct 2000)

Sarah Boyack: The Scottish Executive provides funding to the Scottish Road Safety Campaign to enable it to develop road safety education initiatives. Following a review of the Scottish Cycle Training Scheme by the campaign, the written training materials were revised and a new training video made. The new training pack, which was launched in March, has been issued to all Road Safety Units in Scotland and...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Research: Research (17 Oct 2000)

Henry McLeish: ...College Research programme covers farming systems, environmentally clean technology, animal health, plant and crop science, crop health, soils and nutrient cycling, genetics and reproduction, nutrient supply, animal welfare and behaviour, and socio-economics. In addition SAC provides a programme of further ...

Northern Ireland Assembly: First minister and Deputy First Minister: Traffic Congestion (Greater Belfast) (16 Oct 2000)

Gregory Campbell: ...the use of alternative modes of transport. In this context, the Department is currently progressing a number of road improvement schemes, together with measures in support of public transport, cycling and walking. At a strategic level, work on the preparation of a 10-year Belfast transport plan is due to commence early next year. However, I must reiterate my previous concerns about the...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (11 Oct 2000)

Lord Whitty: ...of bridleways. However, the process by which that would normally be carried out would come under road traffic regulations rather than under the procedures in this Bill. With regard to both cycling and horse-riding, I understand that, because of the more general implications, the general view of people involved in those activities is that that is probably the better way to proceed. However,...

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill (10 Oct 2000)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...danger to the democratic process. His campaigning methods mostly consisted of climbing inside a large cardboard box, on the outside of which were painted his slogans, renting a bicycle and slowly cycling around the constituency. It cannot be said that he obtained great public support. I think that 30 votes were cast in his favour. Perhaps Mr Boaks was what one might call a one club golfer....

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Publications: Scottish Executive Publications (4 Oct 2000)

Rt Hon Jack McConnell: ...– Manufacturing in 21st Century 13,782.45 Crofters etc. Building Grants and Loans Scheme Guidance 2,423.00 Cycling by Design 25,256.74 Don’t Turn a Blind Eye 6,101.00 Drug Misuse in Schools Guidelines 5,031.64 ...

Scottish Parliament: Transport Expenditure (28 Sep 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...£200 million in the period to 2004. The public transport fund is already supporting transport innovation throughout the country. All types of transport have benefited, but there have been too few cycling and walking projects, so I have decided to give more prominence to cycling, walking and safer streets in allocating the fund. We have committed £58 million to the fund for 2001...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Road Safety: Road Safety (26 Sep 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...on how the report’s conclusions can best be taken forward in Scotland. Most recently, the Executive supported a major conference on the issue of Safer Routes to School, which was run jointly by the Cycling Charity SUSTRANS and Glasgow City Council. The conference took place in Glasgow on 4 September and I gave the keynote address.

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