Results 3521–3540 of 4037 for cycling

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: ...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 know...

Transport: 10-year Plan (20 Jul 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ...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 capital city, we inherited a creaking transport...

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 roads...

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...

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Section 74 (20 Jun 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: My Lords, before I answer the noble Lord, perhaps I may congratulate those noble Lords who today succeeded in navigating the roadworks of Westminster encountered when cycling from my ministry to Parliament. I agree with the noble Lord. This matter excites exasperation in all of us. However, the response must be in keeping with the problem. There are differing opinions on the situation. Our...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (19 Jun 2000)

Sarah Boyack: ...is keen to work with operators of major retail and leisure facilities and local authorities to reduce car usage for new and existing facilities through improving public transport, walking and cycling access and home delivery services.

Road Traffic Casualties (13 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I am probably ill-advised to be in speaking in this debate. When I was cycling down Marsham Street this afternoon I had to use my mobile phone and nearly bumped into my noble friend the Minister! I am not sure whether that would have been covered by the Bill proposed by my noble friend Lord Davies, but I apologise and I shall not do it again. My concern about the issue which my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cyclists (London) (13 Jun 2000)

Keith Hill: We are supporting London local authorities in the creation of the London cycle network, which aims to develop 2,900 km of cycle routes that are safe and convenient. As part of that initiative, a design manual has been produced by the boroughs to assist in achieving high standards of cycling safety.

Transport Bill (5 Jun 2000)

Lord Whitty: ...in local transport plans will be welcome and will no doubt be referred to in the 10-year plan of my noble friend Lord Macdonald. I can also assure my noble friend Lord Berkeley that walking and cycling are still key components of local transport plans and safety in general is a major part of the guidance to local transport authorities in drawing up those plans. The noble Lord, Lord...


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