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Questions to the Mayor of London — Northwood Station development (1): Northwood Station development (1) (17 May 2019)

Sadiq Khan: My Transport Strategy is clear that we need to significantly reduce dependency on cars, and encourage greater use of public transport, walking and cycling. Transport for London (TfL) and its development partner Notting Hill Genesis are proposing a dedicated loading and drop-off space for the station.  A dedicated space will be provided for the potential introduction of TfL Dial-a-Ride...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Low emission Neighbourhoods: Low emission Neighbourhoods (17 May 2019)

Sadiq Khan: The first round of five Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs) includes transformational public realm schemes, electric vehicle charging points, new cycling infrastructure, greening, pocket parks, new parking charges for polluting vehicles, and a host of other initiatives that will improve air quality and have a lasting legacy. My officers have been closely monitoring their effectiveness in order...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Removal of density matrix in the new London Plan (2): Removal of density matrix in the new London Plan (2) (17 May 2019)

Sadiq Khan: ...a site should be arrived at through a design-led approach, taking account of site context and the capacity of supporting infrastructure, including its existing and planned connectivity by walking, cycling and public transport to jobs and services. In preparing Development Plans, boroughs should plan to meet borough-wide growth requirements, including their overall housing targets, by...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Car Free Day and London boroughs: Car Free Day and London boroughs (17 May 2019)

Sadiq Khan: As outlined in Mayor's Question 2019/6079, I want a major event which opens up our streets so that Londoners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can enjoy walking, cycling and being active in a safe, traffic-free and unpolluted environment. Car Free Day will showcase culture, sport, and healthy fun activities in a significant area of central London, enabling people to see parts of the city...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (16 May 2019)

Therese Coffey: Defra has not carried out a specific assessment of the effect on air quality of the number of journeys taken by bicycle. However, the Government is committed to increasing cycling and walking and making our roads safer for vulnerable users, including cyclists and pedestrians. The benefits of cycling and walking are considerable. For people, it means cheaper travel and better health. For...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling (15 May 2019)

Ruth Cadbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase use of the cycle to work scheme by (a) employers and (b) employees.

Scottish Parliament: Transport Infrastructure Investment (15 May 2019)

Michael Matheson: ...of the A96 will involve approximately £3 billion of investment. We have invested around £11 million in sustainable active travel and have allocated £7.8 million to north-east councils for cycling, walking and safer streets. We are funding the £330 million rail improvement projects between Aberdeen and Inverness and Aberdeen and the central belt, which includes a new station at...

Scottish Parliament: Global Climate Emergency (14 May 2019)

Maurice Golden: ...have concerns that the landfill ban on biodegradable waste has been botched; that the tree-planting target was not met last year, with just over 7,000 hectares planted; that the household waste recycling target will not be met for 12 years; and that the cycling target will not be met for more than 200 years, based on current trajectories. The cabinet secretary states that we all need to...

Scottish Parliament: The Place Principle (14 May 2019)

Willie Coffey: ...—and why not? I have seen the work that was carried out in Newmilns, and it is great to see the town from that perspective, setting out a vision for the creation of more civic space with cycling and walking areas; for buildings being protected and developed; for new housing spaces and places with business potential; and for improved streetscapes and environmental improvements. All of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (14 May 2019)

Harriett Baldwin: My hon. Friend was a superb Public Health Minister, and it is good to hear he is still leading by example with his cycling. On maternal health in Sierra Leone, he will be glad to know that our bilateral programme there will deliver health services to 2 million women and children by 2020.

A14 Cambridge-Huntingdon Upgrade (9 May 2019)

Jesse Norman: ...unsightly viaduct in Huntingdon town centre; two new footbridges at Swavesey junction and Bar Hill; and—this is the bit I really like—more than 18 miles of routes that are suitable for walking, cycling and horse-riding. The goal, which we believe the scheme will achieve, is to create a positive legacy that ties communities together, unlocks regional and local economic growth, combats...

Scottish Parliament: Air Departure Tax (8 May 2019)

Colin Smyth: ...of people being almost three times more likely to fly in any year than those on the lowest incomes. In contrast, lower-income groups are disproportionately dependent on bus services, walking and cycling. Yet, the recent Scottish budget saw spending on those modes of travel frozen while, at the same, the SNP continued to argue for a £150 million cut to ADT, which is three times the total...

Health and Social Care: Dementia Support (7 May 2019)

Tracy Brabin: ...scheme, which uses social prescribing for dementia. Can the Minister tell us what auditing is going on that will look at the community groups that are offering these singing clubs and walking and cycling groups, and how we audit them in order to make the best of social prescribing so that we take the burden off the NHS?

Scottish Parliament: Climate Emergency (2 May 2019)

Alison Johnstone: ...but we need action. Investing in public transport and safer streets has a crucial role to play in tackling the climate emergency. This Government boasts that it has doubled spending on walking and cycling, but that spending is still just 3 per cent of the transport budget, so is it a surprise that journeys by bike in Scotland currently make up just 1 per cent of all journeys made in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (2 May 2019)

Chris Grayling: ...hydrogen trains on to our rail network as quickly as possible. If they look at the work that my hon. Friend the Member for Hereford and South Herefordshire (Jesse Norman) is doing to promote cycling and walking, they will see that we are spending more than previous Governments have done. There is, of course, much more to do, but we are working harder than any previous Government to...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Traffic Congestion (2): Traffic Congestion (2) (2 May 2019)

Sadiq Khan: No, I do not agree. Road transport is a significant source of NOX, PM10 and PM2.5 emissions in London. We must continue to reduce these emissions by enabling more Londoners to choose walking, cycling and public transport for their journeys. Monitoring data from Upper Thames Street[1] along the East-West Cycle Superhighway continues to show reducing levels of PM10 and the site achieved the...

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Catherine West: a very brave move, which later we will consider normal although at the moment it is a little uncomfortable. Well done to the Mayor and all our councillors who work so hard, day in, day out, on recycling, transport, cycling and all the things that make our environment better. Finally, I want to put on the record the work being done on children’s asthma and respiratory health by Ella...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (1 May 2019)

Transport: Active travel. 9:45 am; Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Mike Wilson, Chief Highways Engineer, Highways England Richard Leonard, Head of Road Safety, Highways England Jesse Norman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport Guy Boulby, Head of Cycling and Walking, Department for Transport Kevin Golding-Williams, Head of Cycling and Walking Policy, Department for Transport

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking (1 May 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to participate in Active Travel such as riding a bike to and from work.

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