• Legal driving age
    Young people are allowed to go to work at 16 yet the only means they have of getting to work are public transport (in the area we live in this is not viable) or riding a moped (on today's hectic roads, It's a bit too risky). Why can't the legal driving age be reduced to match?
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    Created by Tony Stobart
  • FASTER COMPENSATION FOR TRAIN CANCELLATIONS
    This is important because myself and many others have had days out, holidays, flights missed and business meetings ruined as a DIRECT result of train delays and/or cancellations. When trying to claim compensation it can take weeks, months, even years to claim and even then may be unsuccessful. The amount of hoops you have to jump through is totally unreasonable and unacceptable. The claims system is deliberately designed to put people off claiming compensation. I recently had a day out to a folk festival totally written off because a train was cancelled and getting the next one, an hour later, meant I would have missed my connection at the other end. The train ticket which records the day, date, time and departure and destination information really ought to be enough.
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    Created by Stephen Pacey
  • Prioritise People not Cars. Please Pedestrianise Deansgate
    Manchester is one of the most polluted cities in the UK, with approximately 1200 people a year here dying prematurely due to air pollution. We need to drastically reduce carbon emissions too. One way to solve both of these issues - is to turn our city centres into more people-friendly spaces. Places where people can walk more freely, breathe more easily and spend the day more enjoyably with their family. It’s good for businesses too - footfall would increase greatly with greater space and infrastructure for people on foot, disability scooter or bike. And it would link up other pedestrianised parts of the city - eg imagine being able to walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre through St Anne’s Square onto Deansgate and into Spinningfields ..without having to dodge a car once. Imagine how nice it would be to move along the width of the street not squished into the tiny pavements battered by the noise of vehicles crawling through the traffic lights. Imagine the café tables, the plants and the benches. The peace and the quiet. Come on Manchester - follow up those fine words with deeds. People not Cars! * The word pedestrianised is used as shorthand to mean closed to routine vehicle traffic. The street should be open to pedestrians, especially people using mobility aids, and push bikes, but with clear segregation to make it safe for all. Some delivery access may also be required at times as in other major city pedestrianised streets.
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    Created by Claire Stocks
  • Ban Bus Gates and Bus Lanes
    Bus gates and lanes make travel to cities overly complicated and disproportionately disadvantage people from outwith the local area. Bus gates are overly complicated and are like traps to catch out the general public who accidentally end up in the wrong lane. In any other instance a safe manoeuvre or detour would correct a navigational error but with bus gates and bus lane cameras any confusion of lane choice becomes a penalty to people who are trying to obey the rules as often there is no way to prevent entering a zone once in a wrong lane on a one way system. Access to city roads should be equal for all vehicles and not restrict the general public from travel. The general public shoud not be subjected to fines or any penalty for trying to navigate round a town in order to buy goods or services to provide for their families.
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    Created by James Hanton
  • NORTHERN RAIL COMMIT NOW TO PAY STAFF A REAL LIVING WAGE
    The real Living Wage, which has cross party support, is an hourly rate which is set independently and updated every year. It is calculated according to the real costs of living in the UK and employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. There are currently over 5,000 accredited employers. The Living Wage Charter commitment sees all employees of a company, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00 in the UK. Both these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25's of £8.21 per hour or £7.70 for under 25's introduced in April 2019. Give them the dignity and respect of a real Living Wage now.
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    Created by John Tilley
  • BA must respect musicians and replace N'Faly Kouyaté's damaged Kora
    Since posting on social media about his experience, it has become clear that he is not the first musician to encounter muddled and conflicting implementation of policies when boarding BA flights with expensive, delicate and sometimes rare instruments. We call for BA to clarify their policies and publish the so called 'recent change in the law' regarding the transportation of musical instruments in the cabin quoted by their ground staff. We also urge BA to ensure all staff are properly trained to understand the needs of international musicians travelling with specialist instruments and baggage handling crews are taught safe handling procedures. Unless the safety of their instruments is guaranteed, musicians will increasingly avoid using BA flights for international work.
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    Created by Simon Emmerson Picture
  • Promote Cycling and build proper bicycle lanes
    Cycling might not be the most popular means of transport in rainy Scotland but the lack of proper bicycle lanes does not help at all. Introducing The Bothy, a new cycling hub for Inverclyde to shelter from the rain was a fantastic start but the only existing bicycle lanes that are safe, are along the Esplanades in Greenock, Gourock and the Battery Park. The bicycle lane from the Esplanade to the Waterfront complex (Cinema, Inverclyde Leisure,Beacon) along Container Way is either non-existent or in very poor condition and also shared with walkers without clear marking. There are no cycling lanes around the town centres (Gourock/Greenock) at all and hardly any provisions to park your bike not even at the fitness centres. The Waterfront Leisure complex has bicycle stands but they are exposed to the rain. The Greenock Sport Centre has no bicycle stands at all. Because of the lack of bicycle lanes I do cycle on the road a lot but it has become more and more dangerous over the years and is unsuitable for younger children. Scotland has some of the worst obesity and public health problems in Europe so the one thing local governments should encourage is for people to get out of their cars and either walk or cycle. There are plenty of campaigns on junk food pricing policies and healthy eating but the provisions to encourage and help people to get out of their cars and on their bikes are very poor. Throughout Northern Europe (Scandinavia, Holland, Germany) cycling has become a major means of transport and governments have responded by providing proper and save bicycle lanes.
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    Created by Martina Franke
  • Air conditioning on the Bakerloo Line
    For the comfort of passengers, who are after all paying the same fares as passengers travelling on other tube lines. There are people with health problems, elderly people, children etc, who are particularly vulnerable.
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    Created by Pratibha Graham
  • Tamworth Road (a51) Speed Control
    For the safety of the local population, especially cyclists.
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    Created by Tho Bal
  • Give Bristolians the Bike Infrastructure They Deserve
    Bristol has one of the highest rates or bike usage in the UK, in fact 57,000 walk or cycle to work, the highest in England & Wales. Over a quarter of Bristolians ride a bike at least once a week, let's get those numbers up by improving safety and consideration on the roads. We must ensure there is less traffic wars between cars and bikes by, when it is possible, providing dedicated bike lanes. 80% of Bristolians feel traffic congestion is a major problem, an increased use of bikes would have an immediate effect on car usage, just removing 10% of cars at peak time has a huge effect on traffic flow. In order to meet the Net Zero target for 2030 we should really be pushing to encurage bike uptake. Bicycles are safe, clean, green, convenient and fun, not to mention all the health and social economic benefits, so let's build a city than Bristolians want and so rightly deserve. Thank you, Bristol Citizens
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    Created by Jacob Bryant
  • Keep Britain in the interrail scheme
    Interrail travellers will now have to buy additional tickets in Britain. This will create extra cost and inconvenience fior people travelling from Britain Also impact negatively om tourist industry as will put off tourists coming to Britain on their pass.
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    Created by Cath Bibby
  • Make the Hungerford-Grafton A338 safer
    There has just been yet another (fatal) accident at a junction on this stretch of road (the Sanham Green turning). This road, which many drivers and bikers treat as a 'racetrack' owing to its elevated position and the illusion of it offering a 'clear stretch' with no settlements, is in fact often narrow, winding, with hidden dips, and MANY concealed driveways and junctions, which have been the site of numerous accidents over the years. The Sanham Green junction, and the Bedwyn-Shalbourne and Bedwyn-Oxenwood crossing points, are notoriously difficult junctions which even locals find unsettling due to the speed of traffic approaching on the main road (often in excess of 60mph).
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    Created by Abigail Gayer Picture