Results 3401–3420 of 4033 for cycling

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Transport (East England) (13 Dec 2001)

Sally Keeble: ...of England Local Government Conference, called for: A guided bus system utilising the former Cambridge to St Ives rail corridor as its core; Complementary measures to encourage public transport, cycling and walking; The widening and partial realignment of the A14 in the corridor to form a three-lane carriageway, including a southern bypass of Huntingdon; Associated junction and local road...

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account 2002-03 — World Athletics Championships (11 Dec 2001)

Parmjit Dhanda: ...The situation is not all doom and gloom. We have a proud record of hosting sporting events in recent history, not least the reconstituted rugby league world cup, the FINA swimming world cup and the cycling world track championships, as well as the stuff that we do every year with great quality, such as Wimbledon, the six nations rugby and the British grand prix. It is only when events do...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Leisure Pursuits (11 Dec 2001)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...taken in response to the recommendations of the National Heart Forum that policy initiatives for adults and children should focus on increased participation in leisure pursuits such as walking or cycling.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Commonwealth Games (10 Dec 2001)

Richard Caborn: ...Council Belle Vue Hockey Pitches(3) 3.2 Manchester City Council English Institute of Sport(3) 16.2 Manchester City Council International Convention Centre(5) 23.6 G.Mex National Cycling Centre (complete 1993)(5) 10 Velodrome Trust (2) Projections for those not yet complete (3) Projected costs (4) Developed as a partnership between Council and three Manchester...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport (Scotland) Act 2001: Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (6 Dec 2001)

Lewis Macdonald: practice guidance to support local authorities when designating a Home Zone. We have made available nearly £15 million to local authorities over the period to 2004 for capital expenditure on Cycling, Walking and Safer Streets projects. These resources can be utilised for home zones if authorities so choose.

Foot and Mouth (4 Dec 2001)

John Mann: ...was introduced to it by my father, who was in turn introduced to it by a teacher when he lived in one of the most deprived parts of Edinburgh. He was encouraged to leave the tenement blocks and go cycling in the Scottish borders at the weekend using youth hostels. Opening the eyes of those who live in inner cities remains the key social import of the organisation beyond the business of...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Public Bodies (27 Nov 2001)

Alan Whitehead: ...Advisory Council Fire Service Examinations Board Fire Service Research and Training Trust Inner Cities Religious Council Mersey Conservancy (Acting Conservator for the River Mersey) National Cycling Strategy Board for England. The Secretary of State appoints the Chair of the national Rail Passengers' Council and seven of the regional Rail Passengers' Committees. The Secretary of State make...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cyclists (23 Nov 2001)

John Denham: The enforcement of cycling offences is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police. They are best placed to assess the nature and cause of specific local problems and to determine how most effectively to address them. Cycling on the pavement was made a fixed-penalty offence from 1 August 1999. This gives the police a direct and simple way of dealing with cyclists who use...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cyclists (23 Nov 2001)

John Denham: I have no such plans. The current maximum penalty for dangerous cycling is a fine not exceeding £2,500. The maximum penalty for careless and inconsiderate cycling, and for cycling when unfit through drink or drugs, is a fine not exceeding £1,000. Unauthorised or irregular cycle racing or trials of speed on public ways is also an offence and carries a maximum penalty of £200. We believe...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Cycle Loans (23 Nov 2001)

John Bercow: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what the cost in 2001–02 is of her Department's (a) interest-free loans for cycles and cycling equipment and (b) cycle mileage rates.

Social Inclusion and Sport (22 Nov 2001)

Jon Trickett: .... This country relies on that dilettante ethic. However, such people have no relationship to the working-class people about whom we are talking in relation to social exclusion. My own sport is cycling; I have raced a bike in anger many times and hope to do so again next season. The gulf between the people on bikes and those who run the sport of cycling is as great as that between athletes...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Bicycle Transportation (20 Nov 2001)

Sally Keeble: We offer no specific guidance to operators on the carriage of cycles on LRT systems. However, the National Cycling Strategy, which we support, suggests that all new LRT projects should include cycle carriage. Advice in "Cycle-friendly Infrastructure, Guidelines for Planning and Design" also advocates the carriage of bicycles on LRT. However, this is ultimately a matter for the discretion of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Sport: Sport (19 Nov 2001)

Allan Wilson: ...Cricket Real Tennis & Rackets Croquet Riding Curling Roller Hockey Cycling Roller Skating Fencing Rounders Aeromodel Flying Rowing ...

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: .... 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 banning bicycles. The...

Education and Lifelong Learning (6 Nov 2001)

Mrs Valerie Davey: ...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 experience, however, he had never quite settled down—but now, he told me, he was...

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 Cycling...

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: 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: ..., 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 the provision of school transport,...

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