Topic

cycling

22 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
285 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Department for Infrastructure

Keep private taxis out of Belfast bus lanes - sustainable transport NOT private profit

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has launched a public consultation on a proposed experiment to allow thousands of private taxis to flood all of Belfast’s bus lanes for at least 12 months. This is madness - it's the next step on the way to a permanent arrangement and it has to stop now. Please sign this petition but more importantly email your objection to DfI by Friday 6th July 2018 - do this at bikefast.org/object. Our city is grinding to a halt through congestion, it’s choking on record poor air quality and a public health crisis deepens through inactivity and obesity. Bus lanes are there to prioritise sustainable transport: buses which do the work which do the work of 50 cars at a time a new Rapid Transit system based on speed and reliability to attract drivers out of their cars growing cycling levels which combats both congestion and obesity wheelchair accessible taxis and taxi buses which provide socially-important services Private taxis are one of the least sustainable forms of transport – half of all journeys are run empty of passengers – and this experiment will load 4,500 taxis into Belfast bus lanes. For comparison, the entire Metro bus fleet is around 300. Belfast's £90m investment in the Glider bus rapid transit system is meant to start lifting our city out of our congestion hell - yet just weeks before Glider launches, DfI is proposing to fatally undermine it by dumping thousands of taxis into bus lanes. Taxis which will be legally entitled to park up and wait for two minutes even if a Glider bus is stuck behind it in the bus lane. While we wait endlessly for DfI to build a cycling network, bus lanes remain one of the few safe spaces for cycling in Belfast. This experiment will frighten away existing cyclists and make the roads less safe for people who DfI are supposed to be encouraging to take up cycling. DfI seems determined to torch its own policy commitments to sustainable transport in the Programme for Government and make this city a worse place to live, work and travel in. You can raise your voice now say no to hobbling sustainable transport, from which the only positive effect will be to line the pockets of the big business interests of the private taxi industry. Sign the petition, share it widely and visit bikefast.org/object to email your objection - only doing that offers a slim chance of stopping this madness.

Bikefast
2,078 supporters