Results 3361–3380 of 3980 for cycling

Road Accidents (14 Nov 2001)

Lord Higgins: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that helpful reply. I declare an interest as both a motorist and cyclist. Does the noble and learned Lord agree that a clear conclusion from these figures is that cycling is the most dangerous form of transport and that the dangers are significantly increased by the tendency of many cyclists not to obey the law and frequently to ride at night without lights?...

Drugs Strategy (9 Nov 2001)

Peter Lilley: ...to take hard drugs. That is essentially the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy that, because people do one thing first and another later, the first caused the second. It is like saying that most people who ride motor cycles previously rode bicycles, but that if bicycles did not exist, they would never have got on a motor cycle or that we could stop people moving on to motor cycling by...

Education and Lifelong Learning (6 Nov 2001)

Mrs Valerie Davey: ...man who has opposed me in two general elections, representing the Green party. He is a wonderful young man, very colourful—not just in terms of the name of his party, but in terms of all the work that he has done in youth clubs and with photography. He helped Sustrans, the cycling organisation, to get its million cyclists on the road for the millennium event. Although he had wide...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Departmental Contracts (1 Nov 2001)

Alan Whitehead: ...Business Plan; Beacon Council Round 2 Theme Research: Sustainable Development/Local; Environmental Quality—Maintaining a High Quality Local Environment; Contaminated Land Research Audit; National Cycling Strategy—For the Provision of Marketing and Promotional Activities; National Cycling Strategy—For services to promote the national Cycling Strategy; Promotion of National...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Cycle Carriage (Railways) (1 Nov 2001)

Mr David Jamieson: No specific guidance has been issued nor standards set with regard to the number of bicycles that are carried on trains or for the provision of facilities at stations. There are many different types of rolling stock in use on the network and the design of each largely dictates whether bicycles can be carried, and if so how many. Franchise agreements require train operators to carry bicycles...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Golden Jubilee (31 Oct 2001)

Richard Caborn: ...to ensure that people can afford them. Ticket prices start at £5 and over half of all tickets will be priced at £10 or less. Five events, the marathon, triathlon, walking, and mountain and road cycling will also be free. Local school children will be taking part in the opening and closing ceremonies. Alongside the Commonwealth games the organisers, Manchester 2002 Ltd., are also...

Transport to School (30 Oct 2001)

Mr Huw Edwards: ...Assembly for Wales. In recent years, the Government have introduced and supported some welcome initiatives on home-to-school safety. The safe to school initiative is welcome, although I understand that it is confined to walking and cycling and does not apply to school transport routes. The piloting in this country of American-style yellow buses is also welcome. Such buses are used only for...

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.


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