Results 3341–3360 of 3953 for cycling

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Sports Tests (23 Oct 2001)

Richard Caborn: ...growth hormone. The introduction of blood testing to sport is quite recent. The testing protocols are still being revised to ensure that they are effective. Blood testing took place at the World Cycling Championships in Manchester in 2000, this testing was part of the medical check on the cyclist and measured haematocrit. Blood screening was also carried out at the London Marathon this...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: A3 Hindhead Tunnel (16 Oct 2001)

Mr David Jamieson: ...which is likely to encourage greater recreational use of the Common by pedestrians and cyclists. Dedicating existing sections of A3 to pedestrians and cyclists will also offer increased opportunities for walking and cycling No data available on number of pedestrians and cyclists who will walk/cycle for more than, or less than, the 30 minutes a day health threshold Slight beneficial ...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Local Roads (15 Oct 2001)

Sally Keeble: ...choices and to reduce the need to travel, especially by car, by accommodating housing principally on previously-developed land within urban areas and at locations highly accessible by walking, cycling and public transport. Capital funding for local road improvements for authorities in England outside London is available through the local transport plan system. In developing and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Waste Management Strategy (8 Oct 2001)

Mr Sam Foster: The Northern Ireland Waste Management Strategy was published by my Department in March 2000. Its main aim is to achieve sustainable waste management through the reduction, re-cycling and recovery of waste. A key requirement for the strategy is the development by district councils of waste management plans, showing how they propose to meet the targets in the strategy and provide the strategic...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Cycle Lanes (8 Oct 2001)

Gregory Campbell: I concur with the Member’s comments about safety, the environment and the health of our citizens. For those reasons, it is obvious that we should promote the cycling initiative across Northern Ireland. Mr Dallat will be aware that we recently opened the cycle/footbridge in Coleraine, which has proved to be very successful. Sustrans is very supportive of the Department in obtaining...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Road Accidents: Road Accidents (5 Oct 2001)

Sarah Boyack: ...local authorities to take forward a wide range of Safer Routes to School projects in 2000-01. Between 2001 and 2004 a further £16 million is being made available to local authorities to take forward cycling, walking and safer streets projects. The Executive announced on 4 September funding of £810,000 over six years for pilot child pedestrian training schemes. Local authorities...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection: "A Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture" (3 Oct 2001)

Elaine Murray: ...valuable assets. We may not have the weather, but we have the scenery. Our natural heritage is the basis of much of Scottish tourism. Every year, walking tourism is worth £488 million to our economy; cycling is worth £73 million; field sports are worth £53 million; and wildlife watching is worth £57 million. The new rural development regulation provides more flexibility...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Canals: Canals (6 Sep 2001)

Sarah Boyack: ...depth of 1.1 m and side steps have been introduced where possible to create a shallow edge of 0.3 m. The expected increased usage of these canals including towpath activities such as walking, angling and cycling will also reduce the possibility of an accident going unnoticed.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Shared-use Facilities (20 Jul 2001)

John Spellar: ...number of consultees—a "reference group". The comments received have highlighted the importance of setting the advice on shared use in the wider context of Government policies to encourage both cycling and walking and the implications of those policies for the design and provision of facilities. We are therefore considering preparing comprehensive guidance which would include...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Integrated Transport (17 Jul 2001)

Mr David Jamieson: ...project, on which the Department is collaborating with Sustrans, Railtrack and other bodies, is progressing well. It will open up new opportunities for people to access rail and bus stations by bicycle and on foot, and demonstrate the advantages of combining public transport with cycling and walking. Work has already been carried out at a number of locations around the country, including...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Cycle and Pedestrian Routes (16 Jul 2001)

Robert Syms: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many routes for safer cycling and walking have been introduced in the past 12 months; and how many are planned to be introduced in each of the next nine years.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Cycling (13 Jul 2001)

Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) if he will set out the key components of cycling strategies; and what plans he has to monitor their implementation; (2) if he will make a statement regarding local authorities which have failed to produce a cycling strategy.

Transport (South-West Bedfordshire) (11 Jul 2001)

Mr David Jamieson: ...that he represents has received substantial increases, and we have indicated that similar funding will be made available for subsequent years. The plan identifies public transport as the highest priority, followed by walking, cycling and freight access. Those priorities are determined locally, and they will form the basis of the implementation programmes that are developed by the...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Cycle-tracks (11 Jul 2001)

John Spellar: The Government have encouraged local traffic authorities in England to include plans for increasing cycling in their local transport plans and all have done so. As a result we expect up to 4,300 km of new cycle routes in England by 2005, as well as a range of facilities for cyclists such as advanced stop lines, toucan crossings and junction treatments. Each authority must decide what mix of...

School Sports (Health and Safety) (10 Jul 2001)

Ms Jane Griffiths: .... As a result of those concerns, the Department of Health launched a number of initiatives aimed at nutritional standards for school meals, the promotion of healthy travel to school, including cycling and walking, and the promotion of more exercise for children—for example, an hour's exercise every day. School sport obviously has a key part to play in encouraging pupils to be active....

Hazel Grove Bypass (10 Jul 2001)

Mr David Jamieson: ...reduced and air quality is improved. The removal of heavy traffic allows communities to develop their opportunities to improve the reliability of public transport and to provide better facilities for cycling or walking. The removal of through traffic can also boost an area's commercial and retail vitality, providing a safer, cleaner and more attractive place in which to shop and to do...

Transport (East Midlands) (10 Jul 2001)

John Mann: ..., and I should like to see it expanded southwards to at least Newark. It is absurd that one has to compete with cyclists on the A1, having left the A1M. Hon. Members may not be aware of the cycling heritage in my constituency. On Sunday, I opened a BMX track in Harworth, where the Tommy Simpson memorial museum is based. I hope that the Government will support the proposed new cycleway and...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Cycling (4 Jul 2001)

Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to require local authorities to produce cycling strategies.

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