Topic

cycling

14 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Iain Douglas county planner, Peter Hynes County Manager, Lisa Chambers TD, Dara Calleary TD, Enda Kenny TD, Minister Michael Ring TD, Minister for transport Shane Ross, Cllr Michael Smyth, Cllr Seamus Weir, Cllr Gerry Murray, Cllr Annie May Reape, Cllr Neil Cruise, Cllr Gerry Ginty, Cllr Michael Loftus, Cllr Jarlath Munnelly, Cllr John O'Hara, Cllr John Caulfield, Cllr Tom Connolly, Cllr John Cribben, Cllr Richard Finn, Cllr Damien Ryan, Irish Rail

Greenway on the closed for 40 years railway line from Swinford to Charlestown now please!

Following extensive public consultation in 2012 The Swinford Vision for the Future survey was published. Over 1,000 people were surveyed in the Swinford/Charlestown area for this really important survey which Mayo county council partly sponsored.   One of the main recommendations of the Survey was to create a greenway (walking and cycling trail) on the closed railway from Swinford to Charlestown, connecting two neighbouring Mayo towns with a traffic free pedestrian and cycling route.  In 2013 Mayo county council received almost 300 submissions on the county plan asking for a greenway on this route; Mayo County Council refused to adopt this simple idea for the county plan despite massive public support.  With plans for a greenway from Sligo to Charlestown on the closed railway, which is supported by Sligo County Council, we now call on Mayo County Council to support a greenway from Charlestown to Swinford on the closed railway.  We want a free to use greenway on the closed railway nothing else. A simple footpath and cycle for citizens to enjoy free of charge. It’s not rocket science.  Use the closed railway to create new life in the area with a greenway from Swinford to Charlestown.  If you support this idea then please sign this petition to Mayo county council, to the four Mayo TDs and to the Minister of Transport.  Thank you.

Western Rail Trail
243 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Tom.Kerr@westlothian.gov.uk , Tom.Conn@westlothian.gov.uk

Central Scotland needs a traffic-free bike track!

Linlithgow Community Development Trust plan to build a 1km cycle circuit in Linlithgow but they need the support of West Lothian Council to do this. The track will provide a safe racing, training, and recreational cycling area for everyone across Scotland to use. Please sign this petition to help persuade West Lothian Council to help it get built. I am 14 years old, a keen cyclist for the West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club and there aren't a lot of safe roads nearby. A car has caused me to fall off when it pulled out of a junction while I was riding by. It nearly hit me and I fell off, leaving a big gash in my leg. I am really hoping the track gets built because it would really give me and my club mates a safe place to ride and train where our parents aren't worried about us getting hit by cars. I think it would also promote cycling, and make cycling more popular as a sport as well as a form of transport. The location is to the West of the Leisure Centre and the project also includes a skate park and athletics area.There is no purpose built cycle circuit in Scotland. This track would be used by cyclists not just from Linlithgow but from across West Lothian and further afield from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.Please sign my petition and help this facility get builtYou can find our more about the project here: http://trust-linlithgow.org.uk/category/project-updates/kettilstoun/

Alex Ball
1,176 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Councillor Ian Wingfield, Southwark Council Highways, Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall, Councillor Adele Morris, Councillor David Noakes

Our homes are not short cuts! Traffic calming for Lancaster Street, SE1

We want Southwark Council to reduce the speed, noise and volume of through-traffic using Lancaster Street, a narrow residential street. Lancaster Street is currently used by traffic avoiding congestion on main roads. For vehicles using SatNav it is now the recommended route between south east London and the West End or the City. This means that Lancaster Street now carries unhealthy, unfair and unsafe level of traffic. This petition will be submitted as evidence of public support for the following proposal, as part of an application for 'Cleaner Greener Safer' funding.  We Want Southwark Council to: Reduce the speed and amount of traffic on Lancaster Street, whilst maintaining full access for residents, delivery vehicles and services like bin collections and the emergency services. This should reduce road danger, noise and air pollution on Lancaster Street without increasing it on Boyfield Street and Silex Street. We propose that Southwark Council: Slow turning traffic into Lancaster Street from Borough Road by reducing the width of the junction-mouth.   Close Lancaster Street to motorised through-traffic at a point north of the junction with Library Street. Close King James Street to motorised through traffic between Lancaster Street and Boyfield Street, to prevent the problem traffic from moving to Boyfield Street and Silex Street. Reduce danger and traffic noise by re-laying the damaged road surface.  The surface creates high levels of noise in a narrow street, and is dangerous for cyclists, particularly when being passed by oncoming traffic. If Lancaster Street cannot be closed, Southwark should build out the corner of Library Street and Lancaster Street to the width of a parking bay and introduce dropped kerbs. This will slow traffic and encourage walking. Why is traffic so bad on Lancaster Street? There used to be less traffic in Lancaster Street. For vehicles using SatNav it is now he recommended route between south east London and the West End or the City. For southbound traffic, the road allows vehicles from Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges to reach the New Kent Road whilst avoiding Elephant and Castle and St George’s Circus (by leading on to Borough and Harper Road). For northbound traffic it allows a time saving over the route between Southwark Street and Great Dover Street, via Southwark Bridge Road and Marshalsea Road. What are the benefits? Improving Lancaster Street will make it safer for walking and cycling, whilst reducing air and noise pollution. This will make the street healthier for people who live alongside it, and make it easier for people from across Southwark to use healthier forms of transport. Reducing the volume of traffic using the road will reduce wear and tear, so reducing the cost of future maintenance. Reducing traffic on Lancaster Street will make the road a better community space all year round, and will make it easier to host street parties and children’s play streets in the Summer.

Peter Wood
78 supporters