Because we ALL want to feel safe using a taxi. This is already required in Southampton taxis and with rule changes already planned for 2023 regarding the future of Winchester taxis, I believe this requirement should be included. After a lady who was picked up outside the Broadway in Winchester at 1am, September 2017 was sexually assaulted by her taxi driver I for one have felt incredibly uncomfortable using taxis alone in the early hours. I never used to feel like this and its not fair that we are forced into inappropriate conversation.. drivers going the wrong way intentionally... being questioned on my age, if I'm single... Because let's be honest, we have all experienced this at some point. Please help get this enforced so that we can feel safer on our ride home, knowing the person driving is the person who's 'MEANT' to be driving, not their friend or family member... knowing the whole journey is recorded for our safety. Its a small thing but can make a massive difference to safety! There are already cameras on trains and busses so why not enforce it for this method of public transport too? Thanks for your help and please remember to share 😊
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  • Call on Heathrow Airport Limited to provide free staff parking
    HAL has mandatorily increased Staff Parking Costs by up-to 133% to recover the loses from last year due to the pandemic. This could not have come at a worse time, due to the competitive nature of the airport environment and the race to the bottom that staff have endured for years, below inflation pay rises and through the pandemic further suffering due to reduction in working hours and furlough. Staff Car Parking is essential in order for the airport to operate and as such is a legitimate business cost and should be met by the employer not the employees. HAL has up until the pandemic made year on year record breaking profits. This has been achieved by the hard work of staff using the car parking facilities, You would not have been in the same position without the support of the working man/woman.
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  • Stop Oatlands Drive Harrogate becoming 'ONE WAY' only
    The existing cycle route runs along Stray Rein connecting through Rayleigh Road and Hamilton Avenue. All these roads are relatively traffic free and there are no safety concerns.This connects both to the cycle paths at the end of Hookstone estate and more importantly the railway station. The proposed cycle lane runs parallel with the existing route only a few hundred metres further east, but less well connected with both infrastructure and other facilities (like the gym, Harrogate college, climbing wall, restaurants and cafes). There appears to be no logical demand for creating a parallel but less well connected facility. Spending money on something of lower quality than what already exists would seem a waste of taxpayers money. The more worrying point is one of road safety. There is a reasonable flow of traffic along Oatlands Drive with obvious peaks at the start and finish of school times. The road is wide and has good visibility. The existing traffic will need to go somewhere. Whilst on paper it may be hoped that the traffic will use either Wetherby Road or Leeds Road a significant amount of traffic will create rat runs through the Saints or through Wheatlands Road, Stray Rein and other connecting roads. This will divert traffic into residential areas with poor visibility, parked cars and other safety issues. Moving the cycle traffic onto a road that has more traffic than on the current route increases the car/bike interaction even allowing for a dedicated cycle lane and one way system. There will still be both bike and car movements on and off Oatlands Drive. A simple solution to cars obstructing the existing Oatlands Drive cycle lanes would be to have double yellow lines.
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  • STOP the Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence in Station Road Bricketwood
    Why is this important? 1) Environmentally, Bricketwood is already suffocating from road traffic pollution from the surrounding motorways and A roads. 2) Residents in this small village cannot and should not be subjected to any further impact by the addition of 12 heavy goods vehicles plus 6 heavy goods trailers continuously entering and exiting the site multiple times every day via all connecting local village streets and roads. 3) The applicant should find a site specifically built and managed accordingly and suitable for there business operating needs, ideally being located within a business park or industrial estate from which other similar businesses operate and of which were built solely to accommodate such vehicle use and business operations as the applicant provides. 4) If the site is to be developed and or used, it must be used solely for the provision of new housing, though officially the site is registered as a green belt site and as such should be left empty. If not, then the only consideration of use must be for new housing, enabling inner London home owners and or first time buyers to move out and enjoy village life, without the daily pounding of heavy goods vehicles on our streets. 5) Many people walk to the local school of which already, the pavements are not wide enough and on many occasions pedestrians are forced to actually walk in the roads to pass others also on foot and especially more so now with COVID! 6) Increased numbers of heavy vehicles will create additional noise and vibration for residents and will set off car alarms as lorries thunder pass and potential damage to building. 7) Station road (the road in which these vehicles would be operating from), has a public foot path on just one side as the other side is woodland. This endangers pedestrians and motorists on the on coming opposite Lane, when heavy goods vehicles such as in the application, have to drive over the centre white lines (as the existing roads are no wide enough), simply to get to to link roads. 8) There is a small bridge also on Station Road with a low height restriction. The bridge is positioned on what is a very sharp bend (90 degree corner and blind spot), which these large vehicles cannot maneuver around without crossing the centre white lines, causing a possible fatal accident with an either an on coming vehicle on the opposite side and or a pedestrian. 9) The amount of vehicles within the application are approximately 6 times as many as operated by the previous site users. Not only 6 times more, but will probably access the site 2 to 3 times every day, creating 54 individual heavy goods vehicles up and down our residential roads every day, 7 days a week from 6.30 in the morning to 18.30. This is unacceptable. Please sign so this can be stopped immediately
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  • Stop pavement parking in Levenshulme
    To live more active lives we must recliam pavements for pedestrians, particularly those with mobility issues and pushchairs, who require more space to navigate safely. Now even what little space is left is being taken from us, by the very machines that made the streets too unsafe to walk on in the first place. We need to create spaces people feel comfortable in outside of a car, and currently we have cars clogging our paths, preventing the flow of pedestrians, and preventing the active travel that keeps us all fit, decreases the risk of crime (more eyes on the street) and helps business. Sign the petition! More info here https://streetsforpeople.co.uk/2020/11/20/the-great-pavement-robbery/
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  • Request for major traffic calming measures to be installed in Crossford
    We are seeing an increase in both cars and vans speeding through the village and past our primary school putting themselves, other motorists, pedestrians and local families at risk of serious injury or death. If you are concerned about this growing problem, please sign our petition calling for action to be taken to prevent future accidents and deaths.
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  • Brighton & Hove Taxi/Private Hire Trade - COVID-19 Council Financial Support Grant
    The Brighton & Hove taxi/private hire trade has suffered considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for the council to act now and provide similar financial help to the trade that other licensing areas have provided as shown (to date) with the list still growing: Bury "Bury cabbies are next to receive a support package to help with overhead costs. Bury North Labour announced: "Extra support for Bury's taxi drivers. "Bury's Labour cabinet has approved a new package of support to include Bury's taxi drivers, meaning you're now eligible to apply for up to £677 per month in grant support." Barnsley £500 Barrow in Furness £210 Basildon £1,500 Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole £2,500 Braintree £,1334 Bristol £1,000 Bunley £500 Carlisle £1,634 Chester / Cheshire West £500 Chelmsford £400 Dacorum £750 Derby £250 Doncaster £500 Erewash £1000 Halton £100 Hull £1000 Knowsley £100 Liverpool £210 Mid-Sussex - £400 Luton £500 Mansfield £500 North Lincolnshire £653 Northumberland £500 if not claimed SEISS or £200 if you have (2nd grant) Northhampton £500/£1000 Nottingham £400 Pendale £750 Plymouth £953 Rochdale £500 Rotherham £500 Rushcliffe £500 Sefton £100 Sheffield £500 South Tyneside £250 St Helens £100 Stevenage £500 Stockton on Tees £200 Warrington £210 West Somerset £350 Wirral £100 Wyre Forest £250 York £500 PLUS subject to meeting criteria: ALL drivers in Wales - £4,000 (£2,000 x two grants) ALL drivers in Northern Ireland - £1,500 ALL drivers in Scotland - £1,500 In 2020 when the council were given funding from the government to assist local businesses the local cab trade sought financial help to install vehicle partition screens at an average cost of £300 per installation. The trade were told by the council that money provided by government did not cover any provision for such a grant and wrote to the government seeking permission to use funding that was left over to provide financial assistance for the screens. We were told that there was no response. Over the last few months a considerable amount of Licensing Authorities have provided various amounts of funding to their respective local cab drivers/proprietors without any issues as shown and Brighton & Hove taxi/private hire trade is seeking support to petition council to do the same here. In signing this petition you will be supporting the 1200+ individual locally licensed Brighton & Hove licensed taxi/private hire drivers/proprietors. Thank you Andrew Peters On behalf of the Brighton & Hove Taxi Trade Forum
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  • Abandon Smart Motorways to Save Lives
    On 19 January coroner David Urpeth recorded a verdict of unlawful killing at the inquests for Jason Mercer, 44, from Rotherham and Alexandru Murgeanu, 22, of Mansfield, who died when a lorry crashed into their vehicles near Sheffield on 7 June 2019 on the stretch of the M1 where the hard shoulder has been replaced by an active lane. Mr Urpeth said Smart Motorways without a hard shoulder carry "an ongoing risk of future deaths" and called for a review of Smart Motorway schemes. These deaths are 2 of many that have occurred on Smart Motorways and more deaths will happen if they are not removed and a safe hard shoulder is reinstated.
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  • Driver Awareness courses should include Cycle Awareness
    2018 records show that 99 cyclists were killed and 4106 seriously injured. From personal experience, many drivers, including while on speed awareness courses often express hostility towards cyclists. Given the vulnerable position of cyclists to vehicles, driver hostility is irrational and potentially life threating for cyclists. Educating drivers is more important than increasing punishment.
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  • We demand a modern bus interchange in Winchester
    Bus travel in Winchester has a bad image. There are several reasons for this but a key one has always been the lack of a decent bus station. Getting rid of the bus station altogether and forcing users to wait at cold, unsafe spread out bus stops will only worsen the situation. Also, for many less mobile users, the walk between stops would be hard work. We need to be far less dependent on our cars given we're in a climate crisis, a new bus station would be a good way of improving the poor image of bus travel and encouraging a shift to buses. To make an even bigger impact respond to the consultation and tell WCC we wand a modern bus station: https://winchester.citizenspace.com/national-management-trainee/cwr-development-proposals/consultation/subpage.2020-11-06.7777517352/ ========================================================= More detail: Winchester City Council have completely dismissed the fact that the lack of a bus station was one of the key reasons the public objected to the 2009 scheme and the reason why it formed a central part of the 2018 Supplementary Planning Document. On-street bus stop provision rather than a bus station is a complete cop-out. It means: -Long and potentially confusing walks of up to a quarter of a mile between stops when interchanging, particularly affecting the elderly and those with mobility issues. -Some bus users would need to walk a quarter of a mile to get to the high street, double the distance from a new bus station on Middlebrook Street, particularly affecting the elderly and those with mobility issues. There will be no safe, weather-proof environment to wait for buses as can be found in many modern bus stations. - Streets such as Middlebrook and Silverhill will still not be traffic-free so air quality and safety will be compromised significantly. When Lower High St was a shared space for pedestrians and buses it was wholly unpleasant and dangerous. - The ability to transition to electric buses is likely to be far more costly and complex as charging infrastructure would have to be built into the street itself. The 2017 Winchester Transport survey produced by Atkins showed that shelter and safety were ranked 3rd and 4th in terms of importance and along with requests for a new bus station these things were mentioned more than anything else in the questionnaires. The nature of on-street bus provision means that it simply cannot provide improved levels of comfort for bus users and neither can it provide sufficient safety. Given that there is no advantage to on-street bus provision we can only conclude that this decision has been made purely to maximise profit from the development and certainly not in the best interests of bus users. Transport is the largest contributor to the district's carbon footprint. We consider a modal shift to active travel and public transport as a key means of reducing this. Alongside cost and reliability, we consider the image of bus travel to be a key barrier to increased ridership in Winchester. This can only be changed by investing in a modern, efficient bus network with a safe, integrated terminus. This opportunity must not be lost.
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    Created by James Miller, Dirty Money Campaign
  • A38 Perry Way Junction Roundabout road improvements.
    Over many years there have been many road accidents at this junction which have in some cases been fatal or caused significant injury. We cannot wait for some ones child, parent, grand parent or loved one to be injured at this junction after so many previous accidents. It is important to local people to be able to travel safely on the roads before another accident occurs.
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  • 20 is plenty! - Reduce the speed limit on Douglas Avenue to 20-mph
    Introduction The Deaf Academy has been providing education and support for deaf young people in Devon since 1826. In September 2020, we relocated from Exeter to Exmouth to our new campus at the old Rolle College Site. The Deaf Academy is an education hub for 50 students, 30 of which stay within the residential provision on campus. Students are incredibly diverse and come from all over the country, with varying needs ranging from mobility, visual and special educational needs. Since arriving in Exmouth, we have felt very welcome and have loved working with local partners, neighbours and feel well established collectively as an active member of the community. Student Council Campaign We are an active and passionate student council that care about all the students in the Academy. Last term we agreed we would like to have a focused campaign to reduce the speed limit on Douglas Avenue, so it is more suitable and safer for all day and residential students. The majority of students at the Academy have a physical impairment or special educational needs alongside their deafness. Around 16% of these students have multi-sensory impairments (MSI). MSI effects a person’s mobility, sight, hearing and information processing. Children and young people with MSI take longer to process information and do not see or hear cars as clearly as hearing children do. The current speed limit on the avenue was outlined before the Academy moved onto the premises and does not account for the deaf children and young people regularly using it. Unlike hearing children, deaf children cannot clearly identify cars in the distance or around corners through sound. We rely on sight and trusting the public are driving slowly in the area. Clear 20mph signs will ensure drivers are aware of our school and our students needs. It will help us feel safe in Exmouth. “It’s important because if cars are going fast, I don’t have time to cross the road safely which can cause accidents. I have found in the past when crossing a road near my house, it can feel like cars come out of nowhere. As a Deaf person I can’t hear cars around the corner or far away so it can be difficult to judge how safe the road is. I would like to see zebra crossings and a 20-mph road limit with clear signs to make Douglas Avenue a safer environment.” Amy, Secretary of the student council Douglas Avenue currently has a 30mph speed limit with various blind spots and does not have any targeted highway signage, traffic calming measures or crossing points near the Academy. Due to these factors, the avenue does pose a risk to students, staff and visitors. Assistant principal of Care, James Heaver said: “Douglas Avenue speed limit needs to be adjusted to reflect how the avenue is utilised now. We would like to ensure our road is in conjunction with the safety standards of other roads with schools.” The proposal We want the speed limit to be reduced from 30 mph to 20 mph near the Academy. We would also like to have zebra crossings put in place to ensure safe crossing points for all deaf children and young people regardless of their additional needs. “We have been working with our local partners to address this issue of traffic calming on Douglas Avenue and recognise that this is a slow process. Recent support from Christine Channon came in the form of funding the school signs outside the Academy on Douglas Avenue and Salterton Road. We fully support the student council campaign and acknowledge how strongly they feel about reducing the speed limit and introducing safe crossing points on the avenue.” Mark Stocks Assistant Principal of Inclusion and Partnerships This campaign is led by the Deaf Academy Student Council For all press enquiries, please contact Ieeke Green Roberts, Marketing & Communications Coordinator [email protected]
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