• Connect St Neots to Cambridge by rail
    St Neots is the largest town in Cambridgeshire with local area expansion plans to double in size over the next decade. There are a vast array of professionals already commuting to Cambridge but mainly along congested and polluted roads and many more would like to trade their London train commute for Cambridge. St Neots is a great hub and should not be forgotten in one of the greatest infrastructure investments we will have seen in a century.
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    Created by Michelle Woodbridge
  • Supertram system for Eastbourne
    For a faster travel into and out of town. A greener alternative to road vehicles and the building of more roads. To halve road congestion. For a good source of income for the local economy. Let's make this great opportunity into a reality!.... An obvious great opportunity stareing us in the face that cannot be missed! It could fire up other Supertram and Light Rail projects in other towns up and down the country!
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  • Decent transport infrastructure for the north of England
    We've been neglected by successive governments. For the economy of the whole country this is essential as well as for the health and well being of our citizens. To meet climate change targets we need fewer polluting cars on our roads and this will only happen with efficient, reliable public transport. Too many people have difficult and stressful journeys each day because of a broken, inefficient and neglected transport system. Urgent action is needed NOW not by 2030.
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    Created by Pauline Hanwell
  • Let 26-30 year-olds get a railcard without a smartphone
    The new 26-30 railcard was made available to the public at the start of 2019. However, unlike all other railcards - including the 16-25 and senior railcards - it is available 'digital only'. This means that only 26-30 year-olds possessing an Apple iPhone or Google Android mobile 'phone who download the railcard app can get one. It seems unfair to assume that people of this age-group must have a smartphone, or to require them to get one, when people of other age-groups eligible for a railcard are able to use a physical, paper or plastic railcard instead. As a 26 year-old without a mobile 'phone, I find access to nearly all services and opportunities is quite straightforward without one, and believe that this should remain the case in future. I'm no Luddite, I just don't feel that I want or need a mobile. When I was 25, this certainly didn't stop me having a 16-25 railcard. I can see no reason why I should be barred from getting the new railcard now I'm 26 and struggling just as much to afford rail fares. Not everyone aged 26-30 has a mobile 'phone, and we shouldn't be expected to become customers of Apple or Google - both of which are huge multinational companies with a lot of power and influence as it is - in order to take advantage of the chance to have affordable rail fares. Young people are already struggling to afford the growing expense of travel, which is why the new railcard was introduced in the first place. Please don't expect us to pay hundreds of pounds for a smartphone in order to get it! I'm petitioning for the right to choose to get a physical railcard instead, just like everyone else who's entitled to one.
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  • Cyclehoop Bikehangars for Balmoral/ Osborne/ Buxton/ Windsor Road (Willesden Green area)
    I used to cycle to work in the summer and at weekends but storing my bike is a real problem. I used to lock it up outside my home until it was stolen. Now, it is rusting in my back garden when I am not trying to manoeuvre it through my home by any weather. There are many benefits to cycling - environmental, financial, social (with friends and family), physical and mental health and just pure enjoyment. I know many more people would cycle but cannot as: - Live in a flat - don't have outside space/ shed - Live in a terraced house - Have to carry bike up/ down stairs - Want to start cycling but no point buying bike as no convenient storage - Don't have space for all family bikes I have been trying to campaign to have Cyclehoop Bikehangars https://www.cyclehoop.rentals/types/bikehangars in the local area for the past 6 months by contacting councillor, Deborah Huckle (debbie.huckle@brent.gov.uk). I alongside another neighbour, would fill a whole bikehangar just with both our families - thus rendering the financing of the bikehangar viable. In October 2018, Ms Huckle shared the following update " Balmoral Road is on the list I passed to Cyclehoop last week for them to conduct a site visit to identify the best location for a bikehangar, following this we need to conduct a public consultation to ensure the majority of local residents are in support and then finally we get sign off from our Head of Service. I would estimate the whole process to take around 6 months." I know there is a lot of interest for this sort of scheme in our side of the borough and in Brent in general. Compared to other councils in London there are very few bikehangars in Brent. Once this local campaign is successful for mentioned streets/ area - I am happy to roll this out to a bigger area such as Willesden Green. However, first I want to understand the impact of a local campaign. Councillors are very keen to see the financial viability of this scheme on pockets of areas in a borough. To keep up the pressure and ensure we secure bikehangar(s) where we desire, could you please sign this petition. Please also contact Brent Council https://www.cyclehoop.rentals/contact-council AND Cyclehoop https://www.cyclehoop.rentals/types/bikehangars to express your interest for this scheme. Once we have achieved sufficient support I will take the petition to Deborah Huckle so she can use it to continue to back the case with Brent Council for our local area.
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  • Install a temporary pedestrian crossing on the Weymouth Way at Southill
    If nothing is done then someone is going to get hurt! The pedestrian crossing on the Weymouth Way at Southill was installed for a very good reason, that being the road is too dangerous to cross without it. Prior to the crossing being installed you quite literally took your life in your hands as you made a quick dash across the roundabout approach roads. Those with mobility issues or young children were faced with an even greater risk. Weeks ago a minor gas leak was detected close to the crossing and the crossing has been barricaded to prevent it being used. We have since been told it's a complicated leak and may take some time to repair, but we don't know if that's to be measured in weeks, months or even years. So we are back to making a dash for it across the roundabout as before, a situation that was considered too dangerous and the reason the crossing was installed. If the situation was having a negative impact on drivers I am sure some form of temporary lights would have been installed, but as it only affects pedestrians then nothing happens. Signs have been erected asking drivers to take care as pedestrians may be crossing the road, but I can confirm that most drivers are ignoring the signs. I was nearly hit by a speeding car as, rather than slowing slightly to give me more time to finish crossing, the driver thought it best to accelerate and blare the horn. So the question is why can't temporary crossing lights be installed until such times as the gas main is repaired?
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  • Reverse cuts to local bus routes throughout Aberdeenshire
    Our rural communities highly depend upon essential bus services, which are due to be cut in line with Aberdeenshire Council budgets from April 2019. Some local communities in Aberdeenshire, for example Lumsden, have a population of under 300 people and are already rated 1 (the lowest) for Geographic Access to Services on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. This means that Lumsden is among many other rural villages with lack of access to essential services. In fact 44% of Aberdeenshire is ranked within Scotland's most deprived for service access. The bus routes provide vital transport links. As a community, Lumsden, like many other villages in Aberdeenshire, does not have the amenities needed for people to survive independently of local towns. There is no shop, or nursery. No doctors or dentists, limited employment, and as of April 2019, there will be very limited opportunities to access these essential services without owning or having access to a car. Our communities do not believe you can measure the impact of the proposed cuts simply by counting the how many people use the bus and using this as a marker for cutting our lifelines. Although numbers are small, they are used regularly and out of necessity. These cuts will hit the most vulnerable people in our community; the young, the elderly and those who are low or unwaged. We believe this will contribute to wider social and economic inequality, causing increased isolation and the negative impacts associated with this. Aberdeenshire Council announced these cuts without prior consultation and although we understand the budgets are tight, we believe that the social, environmental and economic impacts of these cuts will far outweigh any saving that might be made in the short-term. Finally, these short-sighted cuts to bus routes are at odds with priorities outlined within the Aberdeenshire Council Plan. Our communities were consulted to inform these priorities and the council will fail in the outlined aims to: "Have the best possible transport across communities; reducing poverty and inequalities and their pledge to tackle climate change" As such they need to be held accountable for their short-sighted and unbelievably damaging actions. We will not stand for the ruthless tearing down of our public services that disproportionately affect rural communities in Aberdeenshire. We disavow the council's actions in this area and will not tolerate cuts that will leave us even more isolated and disconnected than we already are. We demand these decisions be reversed with immediate effect.
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  • Traffic Lights at the Field Head Roundabout
    It is becoming very dangerous trying to leave the roundabout with the amount of Morning traffic. People are just rushing out and it’s dangerous someone is going to get killed.
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  • Make our school crossing safer for everyone
    Following a recent accident and many near misses, we urgently need changes to make the crossing outside Martin Primary School, East Finchley safer for all users. A child and parent were hit and injured by a car on the crossing outside Martin Primary School on the High Road (A1000), East Finchley on Monday 4 February. There have been two more near misses in the past week, when drivers failed to stop at the red light as families were crossing. These are the latest in a series of collisions and near misses around that crossing. It is essential that children are able to cross the road safely on their way to and from school. And it is not just our children who need a safer crossing: this crossing is also widely used by the local community as a key route to and from the library, bus stops, allotments, churches and local shops. We urgently need a thorough review of safety outside Martin Primary School, including the junctions with surrounding roads and the High Road and a commitment to implement changes to improve safety. The Walksafe campaign in 2012 urged the Council to make changes to the crossing to improve the safety of walking routes to the school including these traffic lights. Many improvements were made then, but need for changes to the traffic lights was to be kept under review. That review is now due. Much has changed since 2012: Martin Primary School now has almost 50% more pupils, the school building and field are now more heavily used by community groups in evenings and weekends; and the Archer Academy is now fully established, bringing extra school children into the area. We need a new transport study to understand how the road works now and swift implementation of changes to improve safety. This petition has been started by a group of parents and East Finchley residents. We hope all our neighbours in East Finchley and everyone who visits the area will support this. For more information or to help with this campaign, please email SafeCrossingN2@gmail.com If you have witnessed dangerous driving at this crossing, please report it to the police via: https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/rti/report-a-road-traffic-incident/
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  • Stop the Mersey Tunnel fast tag increase
    It will impact on peoples jobs, incomes and sets communities against one another
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  • Increase pedestrian and cyclist safely on the A38 footpath between Lee Mill and Ivybridge, Devon
    There have been fatal collisions between pedestrians and vehicles on this particular stretch of road in the past. Just this month (April 2019) a car came off the A38 onto the pedestrian walkway. There are frequent car accidents along this stretch of road as evidence by the additional collision on 17.04.2019. It is a regularly used footpath for both pedestrians, cyclists and school children. The footpath is extremely narrow in places. There are particular areas of the footpath which are extremely close to fast moving traffic (70mph) with no protective barrier should cars diverge off the road or bicycles slip into oncoming traffic. The slip road from Lee Mill onto the A38 in the Exeter direction is of particular concern as if traffic is unable to filter onto the often heavily congested A38 there is a risk they will drive onto the pedestrian footpath as there is no protective barrier in situ. The footpath is pitch black at night time making it unsafe for pedestrian walking. This stretch of road has a bus stop which requires passengers to disembark along it.
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  • Highways Department to take preventative action to preserve St Michaels Lane Canal Bridge BLS
    This is the 200th anniversary of the canal, which is to be celebrated this year. The bridge needs to be repaired for this, but steps need to be taken to prevent this damage happening again.
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    Created by Philip Wilson