Results 3441–3460 of 3962 for cycling

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.

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

Sarah Boyack: ...Authority Project Aberdeenshire Enhanced Rail Services between Inverurie - Aberdeen - Stonehaven Argyll and Bute Cycleways - Helensburgh and Lomond Clackmannanshire Integrating Rail into Alloa Dumfries & Galloway Stranraer Integrated...

Scottish Parliament: Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (14 Sep 2000)

John Young: ...large football matches. They have nowhere to park their cars as the area is mostly made up of tenements. It is not a wealthy area, yet it is proposed that they might have to pay the £150-a-year levy. Cycle tax has been mentioned. However, in two years, I have seen precisely eight cyclists on the Eastwood section of the Ayr road. People in that area are not prepared to become a...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (13 Sep 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...in the first instance. National Planning Policy Guideline (NPPG) 17, Planning and Transport, emphasises the importance of such developments being well served by public transport, walking and cycling networks. Additionally, Scottish local authorities are being encouraged by the Scottish Executive to address, through the adoption of Local Transport Strategies, specific needs including public...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (8 Sep 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...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; - enhanced bus services direct to Victoria Quay, including Lothian Buses’ no 22 service, and the recently introduced Stagecoach service from Kirkcaldy, the X50; - discounted...

Transport Bill (26 Jul 2000)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: ...experiences of our European neighbours. In many continental towns and cities, home zones have made a significant contribution to the safety of vulnerable road users and have encouraged walking and cycling. Perhaps most significantly in the long term, reclaiming space for people rather than vehicles has done much to foster a sense of community, which we all fear is fast disappearing. Quiet...

Orders of the Day — Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill: Strategy Relating to Fuel Poverty (21 Jul 2000)

Tom Brake: ...No. 10. Hon. Members may be aware of a UK company that produces a special electronic black box that can be attached to boilers. The company tells me that the box can reduce significantly boilers' cycling, which is extremely energy inefficient. It would be a great pity it the option to fit that sort of equipment to existing boilers was not available as part of a fuel poverty reduction strategy.

School Transport (20 Jul 2000)

Keith Hill: ...a third of all journeys, and 36 per cent. of primary pupils and over 20 per cent. of secondary pupils now travel to school by car. Bus use has remained relatively stable at around 20 per cent., walking and cycling have declined, although 55 per cent. of primary age pupils and 43 per cent. of secondary pupils still walk to school. I understand the concerns that my hon. Friend has raised. I...

Transport: 10-year Plan (20 Jul 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ...in every county. Both urban and rural communities will benefit from an extension to fuel duty rebate for community transport. "Small-scale, local improvements can make a big difference to people's lives, such as schemes to make walking and cycling safer and easier and 20 mph zones, especially where children are most at risk. We will increase funding for these schemes. "In London, our great...

Transport (Ten-Year Plan) (20 Jul 2000)

John Prescott: The hon. Gentleman is in opposition—has he not heard? Small-scale local improvements can make a big difference to people's lives, such as schemes to make walking and cycling safer and easier, and 20 mph zones, especially where children are most at risk. We shall increase funding for those schemes. In London, our great capital city, we inherited a creaking transport system, congested...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Road Safety: Road Safety (20 Jul 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...year. The allocation to each local authority is set out below. The Scottish Executive is supporting a major conference on the issue of Safer Routes to School, which is being run jointly by the Cycling Charity SUSTRANS and Glasgow City Council. The conference takes place in Glasgow on 4 September and I shall be giving the keynote address. Finally, the Scottish Executive is to set up the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Tourism: Tourism (19 Jul 2000)

Henry McLeish: ...in coming to Scotland for short breaks outwith the main holiday season. Outdoor enthusiasts consider Scotland as an excellent destination for outdoor activities, in particular for walking and cycling holidays, which are growing in popularity. However, research also suggests that some Dutch people visiting Scotland see it as an expensive destination with unreliable weather.

Transport Bill (17 Jul 2000)

Earl Attlee: ...through the franchising process to explore with bus and other transport providers the possibility of connecting services. Train operators should also make proper provision for disabled people. Cycling as a means of transport is environmentally friendly and healthy and should be encouraged. The Government's downgrading of the previous government's targets for increasing cycle journeys was a...

Transport Bill (17 Jul 2000)

Lord Beaumont of Whitley: ...main objects of the Bill is to get traffic off the roads, that money should not be spent on road building. It should, for example, be spent on better public transport services and on facilities for cycling or walking, much of which may involve roads in one way or another. It should on the whole be applicable only to those purposes which will reduce road use by vehicular traffic. I beg to move.

Transport Bill (10 Jul 2000)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: ...to us that we should be doing everything we can to encourage people in this age group to stay on in further education. It is fairly obvious that most of them will not live within walking or even cycling distance of their chosen place of education. Outside London they will fall back on either buses or private motor cars, and there will be a significant financial burden which we know is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prosecutions for Cycling on Royal Parks Footpaths (6 Jul 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many cyclists have been prosecuted for cycling on footpaths in the London Royal Parks in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts and Leisure: Motorcycle Road Racing (3 Jul 2000)

Michael McGimpsey: ...for the distribution of grants including lottery grants to sports bodies in the Province. The Motorcycle Union of Ireland (MCUI) is the governing body for the sport of road and short circuit motor cycling racing. To date, the following sums have been allocated for road/short circuit racing. The MCUI has received a grant of £1,250 this year for ongoing running costs. Under the Sports...

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

Sarah Boyack: ...to work, as traffic congestion is most concentrated in the morning and evening peak. The Executive believes that congestion is most effectively tackled by a variety of means, including walking and cycling access, home delivery services, the take-up of green transport plans by business, improvements to public transport, road user charges and a levy on parking at the workplace. The...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (26 Jun 2000)

Lord Addington: My Lords, this is a very wide-ranging Bill. I speak basically because of my usual interest in sport and recreational activities. Walking, riding and cycling fall within that interest. I was brought up in East Anglia. Perhaps Noel Coward slightly over-stated it when he talked about "very flat Norfolk". Certainly, we have very little ground over 600 metres above sea level. It is nice when a...

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill (22 Jun 2000)

Earl Russell: ...driving licences? Would it not be just as logical to deprive people of, say, the right to play cricket? The problem of which read across is appropriate applies both ways. Why should it not apply to cycling or, indeed, to walking? It leaves me with the words of Belloc: "Is it true? It is not true. If it were, it would not do For people such as me and you, Who pretty nearly all day long Are...


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