• Arbroath dual carriageway
    Because the council budget cannot adequately provide current services so why spend money on something that is unnecessary
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    Created by Tom Brown Picture
  • Speed on Queens Park Road, Brighton.
    Lots of traffic now use the road as a rat run, since the new layout at Valley Gardens and speeding cars are very evident.
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    Created by Paul Bramhall Picture
  • Support Hull Trains
    Hull Trains has been the main provider of direct train services between Hull and London since 2000, gradually expanding its services and recently investing £60m in new, more reliable rolling stock. Open Access rail operators such as Hull Trains rely solely on ticket revenues in order to run services. Social distancing restrictions on passenger numbers means that restarting services is not viable without the financial support that has allowed franchised rail operators to recommence their services. Open access rail operators still incur costs when their trains are not running. However, they cannot remain commercially viable without running trains. If Hull Trains ceased trading, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire would regress 20 years to having only one daily direct rail service to London. 130 jobs would be lost. Supporting Hull Trains in these exceptional circumstances would help restore capacity and competition to East Coast rail services and aid the economy’s gradual return to normality through the period of social distancing. With Transport for London being provided with at least £1.6bn of Government funding, making it possible to reinstate open access rail services that existed before the COVID-19 lockdown should be a more urgent priority for a Government committed to the Northern Powerhouse than longer term infrastructure plans.
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    Created by Ian Kelly
  • BELLS FOR BIKES
    So that cyclists can alert pedestrians that someone on a bike is approaching them from behind. Pedestrians have no way of knowing that they are being overtaken until the cyclist is upon them, then it’s too late.A simple ‘ring ring’ would make almost 100% aware that someone is approaching them.Then they would step to one side and allow the impatient biker to pass. It must be made compulsory.
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  • Introduce pop up cycle lanes on Cumbernauld Road
    Glasgow is getting millions of pounds to introduce pop up cycle lanes in response to the Coronavirus lockdown. OnBikes were delighted to work with the council for a pop-up cycle lane on Langdale Street and are calling for the North East to now be included in the next phase of projects. Based on local discussion we would like to Space for Distancing on Cumbernauld Road. During the lockdown we have seen people of all ages and abilities cycling in our communities, enjoying the safety of quieter roads. We need to make sure that this is still possible once traffic starts getting back to normal. Cumbernauld Road is one of the key roads linking communities in the North East, as well as connecting it with the City Centre where many people work. It is the main way to get to parks such as Alexandra Park and the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, places that are proving essential for mental health as people are stuck at home. In August it will also be crucial that children, young people and teachers can cycle safely to school, with Smithycroft and Parkhill Secondaries and Carntyne and St Thomas’ Primaries all nearby. It is a wide four lane road but most of the time only the central lanes are actually used by traffic, with part of the outer two lanes used at various points for parking. By adding pop up cycles lanes to just half a lane on either side, this could be made safer for people cycling without losing any space that is currently used for traffic or parking. The feeling of a narrower road would have the added benefit of stopping some of the speeding which takes place and which is particularly dangerous near to the schools. Glasgow has some of the lowest levels of car ownership in the country. According to the last census, in North East and East Centre wards 55% of households have no car while in Dennistoun ward this is 64%. Despite this there is very little cycle infrastructure in this part of the city, with most being built in the West and the South of the city. This needs to change and introducing Space for Distancing on Cumbernauld Road can be the start of that.
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  • More Secure Cycle Hoop Parking in N17
    Why is this important? Many people now especially need to cycle to work and do school pick up without taking public transport but have no where to store their bikes safely and responsibly. There are many benefits to cycling - environmental, financial, health both physical and mental and just pure enjoyment. I know many more people would cycle but can’t due to: living in a flat - don't have outside space/shed have to carry your bike up/down stairs want to start cycling but can't buy a bike as have no-where to store it or don't have space for all your family's bikes
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    Created by Dannie Price
  • 20mph in all residential areas
    Despite Covid 19 being a devastating virus for many, the resulting lockdown has brought us some very significant benefits: - less traffic meant that walking and cycling became much safer and more pleasant activities for all of us - we got out into our communities, met our neighbours and talked to each other - we were more active and got fitter (well some of us did!) - many people enjoyed a slower, less frenetic pace of life - it was brilliant for the environment and we loved hearing the birds and seeing more of nature. As lockdown is eased and we are encouraged to get back in our cars (or continue walking or cycling), the roads are getting much, much busier and increasingly unpleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. Brighton and Hove Council rolled out 20mph zones from 2013 and boy what a positive difference it makes! Over and above the less tangible experience of 'this is a much nicer place to be a pedestrian, cyclist, resident... a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents study showed that at 20mph there was a 2.5% chance of pedestrians being fatally injured, compared to a 20% chance at 30mph. And a Department for Transport paper on setting local speed limits reports that on urban roads with low average traffic speeds, any 1mph reduction in average speed can reduce the frequency of collision frequency by around 6%. We know that returning to the old normal is not sustainable for all of the reasons above, and this is a wonderful opportunity for a really positive change. Thank you.
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    Created by Lorna Thomas
  • Make all Electric bikes liable for insurance from day of purchase
    So many people and property getting injured and damaged ,
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    Created by Bryan Jones
  • Make Cycling in Sudbury, Suffolk Safe for Everybody : )
    Getting around Sudbury by bicycle is ill thought out and dangerous and dare we say it a local leadership embarrassment AND NOW IS THE TIME TO FIX IT. While councillor consensus seems obsessed with appeasing motorists by keeping free parking (for votes) little if any urban planning consideration is given to how to get around Sudbury by bike. It is particularly dangerous around the one way system where if it isn't traffic volume then callous driver ignorance FRIGHTENS people away from getting around town by bike - which means more cars on roads. By signing this petition you will give Councillors the confidence to think outside the metal box with 4 wheels. This campaign is now topical due to Westminster's Covid 19 £2bn boost for Cycle Lanes. Just £50-£100k could transform cycling in Sudbury town centre through the creation of safe routes. LET'S DO IT !!
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    Created by Jonathan Dove Picture
  • Back Britain’s Coaches
    The coach industry provides over 42,000 jobs and provides £6 billion pounds towards the economy. A 75% reduction in bus passengers and the curtailment of holidays, private hire contract work and other services has left operators without work. We are asking the government for industry support for the unique position that we are in. We are an industry that supports the education system,support for virtually every passenger emergency (rail replacement/ airline diverts) as well as day excursions and holidays. Without financial aid from the government, many operators will go out of business. When restrictions are finally lifted, a substantial part of the national transport infrastructure may be lost if operators are not supported. Further info: http://www.movingforwardtogether.uk/covid-19-latest-news/
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    Created by Debbie Cleaveley
  • Save lives with more fixed traffic speed cameras
    Especially after Covid 19 more cyclists and walkers are wanting to continue to use their local roads safely. Sadly on the national news recently yet another cyclist was killed by two hit and run drivers who were speeding. The number of deaths from speeding and reckless driving seems to be ever on the increase in our cities and countryside, along with the amount of traffic on our roads. Unfortunately all the revenue that used to go to Councils from their local speed cameras is now collected by central government and there is no ring fenced funding for new fixed speed cameras. For example in South Yorkshire, local councils and the Police have to share funding and make impossible decisions about whether to use funding for more police officers\other essential services, or fund a new speed camera somewhere. Years ago Councils used to be able to keep the revenue raised by from their fixed speed cameras, to help cover the costs of installing new local speed cameras (as well as helping to fund other traffic calming measures). By allowing local councils to once again keep the revenue from their local cameras, , it means funding can be ring fenced and spent locally. This means that our local communities might once again get the chance to save lives from speeding and reckless driving, through having new speed cameras put in place, where they are sorely needed.
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    Created by Pat Charles
  • Ensure Ashford’s pedestrians & cyclists can travel safely after the coronavirus lockdown
    One of the only positive side effects to the coronavirus crisis has been the massive reduction in car traffic and improvements to our air quality. People have also been rediscovering their enjoyment of travelling by foot or bike instead of car and enjoying the massively reduced traffic noise across town. The government are predicting a huge increase in personal car use once we exit lockdown due to continued social distancing measures, reduced public transport capacity and people seeking to avoid cramped rail and bus carriages. As such, ministers have announced emergency funding for local authorities to implement temporary measures such as pop up bike lanes, wider pavements, safer junctions and cycle and bus-only transport corridors. It is critical that as we start to plan for life after lockdown Ashford residents get a fair share of these safety and lifestyle improvements as well as those living in bigger cities. As awful as the coronavirus outbreak has been we must seize this once in a lifetime opportunity to collectively improve our local environment and well-being. Alongside being an important temporary social distancing measure, infrastructure changes for the expected surge in walking and cycling over the next few months also provide a valuable opportunity to reduce non-essential car use and assess how permanent active travel arrangements could benefit our town in the long run. Ashford’s urban areas are compact, ideal for walking and cycling. It is estimated that around 40% of urban journeys in the UK are less than 2 miles. Sadly, in spite of this and decades of redevelopment, Ashford has been allowed to grow into a car centric town and is dominated by dual carriageways and under connected out of town developments. Now is the perfect opportunity for change. Let’s move forward not backwards and ensure the legacy of this tragedy is a positive one and that we do not simply return to same old car-choked Ashford. Benefits of reduced car reliance in Ashford could include: - Safer streets - Cleaner air - Healthier citizens - Reduced healthcare costs - More pleasant public spaces - Improved perception of the town as a destination for visitors - Clearer roads and faster journeys for busses and those reliant on cars such as the sick or elderly.
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    Created by Jonathan Goodwin