• Petition to remove no left turn restriction on Withycombe Road and Inner Park Road Southfields SW19
    It doesn't prevent people using this route, it just diverts traffic further down Wimbledon Park Side and into the roads where gas servicing road works are taking place. This is creating gridlocked traffic in residential roads, which were previously quiet, as the roads are mostly single lane due to the resident's parked cars. The knock-on effect of this is causing much heavier traffic along the A3 and routes leading into Wimbledon, Putney and Wandsworth. Due to this, people are now trying to access Wimbledon via earlier A3 exits and this has created gridlocked traffic at Coombe Lane and surrounding residential roads also. Scrap this terrible idea.
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    Created by Gemma Mernagh-Klein
  • People are not pests
    The signatories of this petition wish to register our disgust at Southern Rail treating people begging at stations as pests. These people have slipped through the widening cracks of our society through bad luck and deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion, not as a nuisance. We demand an apology from Southern Rail and the immediate removal of all “Security” notices telling people not to encourage begging by giving money.
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    Created by Simon Brewin
  • Later trains to Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Berwick-upon-Tweed is situated almost exactly half way between Edinburgh and Newcastle. The absence of a later train service causes great inconvenience for Berwick residents, those living in the wider area, commuters and those making day trips to places such as Edinburgh, Newcastle and York, those travelling for business purposes, attending sports events, concerts, personal appointments, visiting family etc etc. It also has a negative impact on tourism and the local economy. For example, Berwick would be a good option for people to stay who wish to take in the Edinburgh Festival if it was not for the timing of the last train back. Berwick is a train journey of around 45 minutes to both Edinburgh and Newcastle and should be promoted much more as a “Commuter Town” (with the knock on benefits) but this potential is not realised because of the timings of the last trains. Berwick is also seeking to get major funding, through the Borderlands Growth Initiative, for a new theatre and conference centre and this needs to be accompanied and supported with later trains to maximise the benefits. The advantages are significant and wide-ranging from what would seem a relatively simple and achievable measure. Later trains stopping at Berwick is something that the government should insist on when awarding franchises to the train operators.
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    Created by Georgina Hill
  • New Bridge South 0f Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    The River Tyne has no crossing points between Newcastle and the Tyne Tunnel at Jarrow. For an area the size of Tyneside this is a ridiculous state of affairs. I suspect this could be to maintain a flow of tolls into the Tyne Tunnel. However 7 miles of Tyneside is cut off from the other side, this is unacceptable. People have to either commute to Newcastle to cross or go through the expensive Tyne Tunnel. Sunderland have just completed a fantastic new bridge the Northern Spire at less than half the cost of the second Tyne Tunnel. A bridge would ease the congestion and pollution caused at the Tyne Bridge. Please support this campaign so we can make an overdue change for the better for the people of Tyneside!
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    Created by Keith Clark
  • Implement 7.5 Tonne Weight Limit & 20 MPH Maximum Speed Restriction
    A reduction in unnecessary HGV traffic through a very congested village centre will reduce the likelihood of a serious / fatal accident and / or damage to roadside buildings and infrastructure. (A650 bypass is a safe alternative route) A 20 mph speed limit would also reduce the likelihood of a serious / fatal vehicle or pedestrian collision. Restricted parking, lack of speed management and poor visibility creates a huge hazard to village traffic and pedestrians when exiting the Co-op, Town Street and roadside parking spaces. Reducing vehicle speeds and restricting HGV numbers / access will allow members of the public / children / pensioners to negotiate the pedestrian crossing with greater confidence & improved safety. Vehicles will be able to park, pull up or unload safely in the village centre (including deliveries) to the benefit of all local shops and amenities.
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  • Reading Street Road speed consultation
    I wish to raise the issue of the speed limit on Reading Street Road, and the increasing problem of motorists seeing the stretch as opportunity to break the law. I have lived on this road for five years and have observed the problem get worse and worse, and I truly believe that there is a risk to life because the current restrictions do not adequately recognise the housing and foot traffic along this route, or sufficiently deter reckless joy-riders. At present, as a motorist turns on to Reading Street Road, they are met by a national speed limit sign within 50 yards - something of an invitation - and before the housing has finished. Ahead is a stretch of straight road which disappears into tree filled hedges, with little visibility. There is a trend amongst some drivers to accelerate aggressively along the stretch of housing, heading in the Margate direction, in order to reach maximum speeds on a stretch that has evidently earned itself a reputation as a good spot to take such risks. In the opposite direction the problem is even worse: motorists accelerate up the stretch towards Broadstairs, often unaware of the housing and junction that await further on. This behaviour puts at risk the safety of: + The residents of the homes on Reading Street Rd, including children who play on the pavements, incl bike riding, scooters and skateboards + Those who walk to and from the allotments, sited just beyond the houses + The large community of walkers and dog walkers, who routinely use the public footpaths in the fields on either sides of the road (and which cross mid way down Reading Street Rd), as well as the less official routes which are long established around the neighbouring fields. + Bike riders, many of whom are children and tourists, and unaware of the dangers + Horse riders, who are commonly on this route, coming from the stables at Elmswood Farm Riding Centre - the majority of whom are children. An accident is waiting to happen and three important changes should be considered: + The change of speed restriction should be moved further down the road, to where the housing and allotments have finished. + The above speed limit should be changed from 60 mph to 40 mph. + A speed camera, or similar, should be installed to tackle those who continue to ignore speed limits and put lives at risk. The similar stretch along Green Lane, which runs almost parallel to Reading Street Road, on the other side of the field, has a 30 mph limit for the entire stretch, despite housing levels being as low. Furthermore, the speed limit is enforced with a speed camera, something that, given the evident circuit that has been adopted by speeding motorists, actually exacerbates the issue of Reading Street Road. Injury, or loss of life, seems highly likely on this stretch of road. This should not be the catalyst for action: the council needs to respond now to protect the public.
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  • BAN Cars being described as "Self-charging" Hybrids
    This is a deliberately misleading description designed to make buyers think it is an electric vehicle. These are NOT electric vehicles, they are internal combustion vehicles with a battery charged from the engine. 100% of the power comes from fossil fuels.
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  • 20mph zone with speed restriction measures for Hollickwood School
    This is important to ensure the safety of pupils attending Hollickwood School, as well as for parents, staff and local residents. We consider these measures to be required urgently to prevent a serious incident. It has been consistently witnessed that cars travel down Sydney Road at unsafe speeds. As they are travelling down a hill cars pick up speed and do not seem to be aware that there is a school and a large number of children and families who cross this road regularly. A residents cat was recently hit and killed by a car and our children have said that they do not want it to be them next. There have been several deaths in the local area due to pedestrian and car collisions, a child was killed by a car not far away in East Finchley just days ago. As a school we are doing everything we can to promote road safety and ensure that all of our children understand how to be safe when travelling and crossing roads. We call upon the Council to do what they can also.
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  • Minimum Wage for HGV Drivers
    Professional Drivers are continually being exploited by Recruitment Agencies, Transport, Haulage and Logistic companies. Professional Drivers should be paid a professional wage for the long hours, stress, health risk, financial aspects within the industry, and the time away from there friends and family. The industry is being swamped by low wage jobs forcing Professional Drivers to live on the bread line, Professional Drivers to leave the industry, and is creating and helping maintain a national shortage of Professional Drivers. The Government needs to act now to safeguard this profession, encourage school leavers and others to choose this industry as a career and help safeguard the economy.
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  • Increase electric car charging station numbers at motor services!
    Electric cars are not the future any more, they are the present, but to fight the CLIMATE CRISIS all of us have to switch to electric vehicles as soon as possible. People are still not convinced by the practicality and availability of charging infrastructure and they are right. It needs more support from the government, businesses and individuals like you, so please support this petition!
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  • Make University Avenue safe for cycling
    The University of Glasgow is spending £1 billion redeveloping the site of the former Western Infirmary and as part of this they have been allowed to redevelop University Avenue. However, current plans for the redesign of this key arterial street do not include protected space for cycling. It would be a tragedy for the future of a safe linked up network of direct cycling routes in our city if University Avenue does not make space for protected cycling - for the staff and students who travel to the University, for the commuters who use the direct route to pass through, for parents taking their children to school or to the park, and for everyone who would like to chose to cycle but won’t because they don't feel safe sharing road space with heavier and faster moving vehicles. Both Glasgow City Council and the University of Glasgow have declared that there is a climate emergency, but neither appear prepared to turn those words into concrete actions by taking seriously the need for a shift in how we travel. GoBike have been asking both Glasgow City Council and the University of Glasgow over the last six months to alter plans to include segregated cycle lanes. They have been met with stubborn resistance from both, with repeated assertions that painted lines on the road will make things “safer for cycling”, and even stating that paint is segregation. There is now a Traffic Regulation Order being consulted on and we need to tell them that the current proposals are simply not good enough for the following reasons: - Painted cycle lanes on University Avenue are dangerous as they legitimise dangerous close passes. - The design of the proposed painted cycle lanes, which end abruptly, is dangerous. - Painted cycle lanes on University Avenue do not prevent waiting, loading or parking. - The plans are in contravention of the Sustainable Transport Hierarchy. - The plans fail to recognise Climate Change Emergency status. - The plans fail to recognise the Colleges Cycling Route status of University Avenue. - The plans fail to recognise recommendations made within the Connectivity Commission Report. We need University Avenue to have segregated cycle lanes along its full length to make it safe for people of all ages and abilities to cycle on, and to encourage the shift in transport we need to see, if we are to act on the Climate Emergency. Please add your name to help us show public support for a safer University Avenue. For more detailed information on the reasons outlined above please visit https://www.gobike.org/it's-time-for-action-on-university-avenue-8474
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    Men women are taking hours to book a simple inspection should be online in today's market having to pay 130.00 is uncalled for .
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