Results 3441–3460 of 3995 for cycling

Olympics (30 Jan 2001)

Lord Luke: ...we have been discussing and includes a catchment area of 3.5 million people. I hope that the Government will take due note and employ their influence. One of the great successes at Sydney was cycling. The main reason for that was the existence of the Manchester velodrome. Are there plans to build any more? Certainly, I suggest, London will not host the 2012 games without one. Indeed, does...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Public Transport: Public Transport (25 Jan 2001)

Christine Grahame: ...further to the answer to question S1W-10405 by Sarah Boyack on 29 November 2000, (a) whether any funding will be available to the Borders Rail project from the Public Transport Fund for walking and cycling projects as an integral part of the rail development, (b) whether there are budget limits to such local projects and (c) what the total budget is available for the year 2001-02 for such...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Public Transport: Public Transport (25 Jan 2001)

Sarah Boyack: Responsibility for the provision of cycling infrastructure rests with the local authorities. They receive a block allocation for expenditure on a number of services including transport. It is for the local authorities to allocate resources in accordance with locally determined priorities. Information about the level of spending by local authorities on cycling projects is not held centrally....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bicycle Riders: Fixed Penalty Notices (24 Jan 2001)

Viscount Simon: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many fixed penalty tickets have been issued to bicycle riders over 16 years of age in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available for: (a) cycling on the footway; (b) cycling with no lights; and (c) failing to comply with automatic traffic lights.

Rail Services (Thurrock) (23 Jan 2001)

Andrew MacKinlay: ...Bill O'Connor, the operations manager, is either unable or unwilling to respond to my complaints and those of others, which is quite unacceptable. My constituent Noel Edwards, who represents the cycling interest, says that c2c is wholly insensitive to the needs of cyclists. He says that the company is overbearing and too rigid, lacking flexibility in regard to the access that it gives...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicles (Crime) Bill: New Clause 3 - Relief of small motor salvage operatorsfrom excessive expense and bookkeeping, etc. (23 Jan 2001)

John Bercow: I was not aware of my hon. Friend's previous possession of a Yamaha, but it is relevant. The motor cycling community often imagines that Parliament does not have much close personal experience of, or empathy with, its concerns. In that context, is my hon. Friend aware that our hon. Friend the Member for New Forest, East (Dr. Lewis) is the proud owner of a powerful motor cycle and that he was...

Culture and Recreation Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2001)

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: ...noble Lords, Lord Berkeley, Lord Brougham and Lord Renton, and the noble Baroness, Lady Hooper--for the recognition in the Bill that particular problems in Royal Parks, notably litter, unauthorised cycling and fouling by dogs, are offences on which we ought to crack down. I understand the concerns of the noble Lord, Lord Brougham, about the Royal Parks Constabulary. We have been in...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Safer Routes to School: Safer Routes to School (18 Jan 2001)

Sarah Boyack: ...However, this year we provided an additional capital allocation of £5.2 million to local authorities to take forward work specifically on safer routes to school. This money could have been used on cycle parking facilities or on capital expenditure to facilitate cycle training if the local authority chose to do so. In 1998, some £580,000 of grant was provided through the Cycle...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Safer Routes to School: Safer Routes to School (18 Jan 2001)

Sarah Boyack: ...the additional capital allocation of £5.2 million for safer routes to school schemes which I announced in May was for 2000-01 only, it is my intention to give greater prominence to walking, cycling and safer streets projects when allocating resources from the Public Transport Fund in the future. This could include projects related to safer routes to school. Guidance to local...

Scottish Parliament: Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: After section 70 (20 Dec 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ... safely by all. That could lead to an improvement in the quality of life, to the development of vibrant and inclusive communities and to improvements in health, by encouraging more walking and cycling in a safer environment. For all those reasons, home zones are an excellent idea. I want to pick up Robin Harper's point on policy guidance. In Scotland, home zones are being piloted in...

Scottish Parliament: Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: After section 68 (20 Dec 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...are made in the amendment and say why I do not think that they are appropriate for the bill. Amendment 3 is both too narrow and vague. It refers only to public transport. There is no mention of cycling, of walking or of situations in which freight may be an issue in local authority development. There is also no reference to cars. Donald Gorrie mentioned them in his speech, but they are not...

Orders of the Day — School Swimming (18 Dec 2000)

Mrs Valerie Davey: ...of Accidents showed a 50 per cent. increase in drowning in the under-15 age group; 54 drowned in 1999, compared to 36 in 1998. RoSPA stresses that deaths occur especially among those able to swim, but unable to recognise danger. To make an analogy with cycling, learning to cycle for 25,50 or even 100 m is not sufficient to allow a person to venture alone on to the quietest road. Thanks to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Transport Capital Settlement (14 Dec 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ..., better access to bus, rail, and light rail stations, more park and ride schemes, and improved waiting facilities at interchanges. They also include schemes to make local roads safer and less congested, and measures to encourage cycling and walking. Within the overall allocation, we have also made provision for authorities to repair local roads and bridges, as announced in the other place...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (1 Dec 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...right across Scotland. I recently announced £33 million worth of expenditure, which will fund 19 new public transport projects, including measures to improve bus, rail and air services, and four specific cycling and walking projects. We need to improve the quality, reliability, frequency and accessibility of Scotland’s rail services and I will therefore be consulting shortly on...

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.

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