18 petitions

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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
270 supporters
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Petition to Sadiq Khan, Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy, Val Shawcross, Deputy Chair of Transport for London, Dr. Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner

London’s opportunity to lead the world with an ambitious Car Free Day 2018

Letter of support for an ambitious Car Free Day 2018 Attn: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London RE: London’s opportunity to lead the world with an ambitious Car Free Day 2018 London is a global research leader in public health and sustainable transport, urban planning, and architecture. In response to the public health crisis of urban air pollution, London is beginning to show the leadership it is capable of to transform the city into an international model for healthy streets and sustainable urban growth. World Car Free Day 2018 is a tremendous opportunity to catalyse long-term reductions in air pollution, improve London’s transport system by reducing the number of private cars on our roads, and to promote walking in enhanced pedestrian space with efficient movement around key transportation hubs across the city. But no one organisation or level of government can do it alone. With the right level of commitment, coordination and collaboration, the citizens of London, community groups, local businesses, and our government can achieve an ambitious vision for Car Free Day 2018. Car Free Day 2018 is an opportunity for communities across the city to implement local visions for improved public health, safety, and mobility. The day would promote walking in enjoyable pedestrian-friendly environments across the city, and would enhance the quality of life by enabling safe access to our major streets. Themes raised in the organisation and execution of an ambitious Car Free Day align with London’s global leadership ambitions on urban environmental protection and sustainable development. Car Free Day 2018 would be an occasion for London’s diverse communities to come together and enjoy shared celebrations on car-free streets across the capital. Other cities around the world, including Bogota, Jakarta, Paris, and Brussels, all celebrate Car Free Day at least once a year. It is a weekly event in the case of Jakarta, a metropolis of 10 million people. We believe that, working together, we can meet the Mayor’s goals of promoting healthy streets and improving air quality across the capital and chart a new course towards health and sustainability in the one of the world’s great cities. We were pleased that your draft Transport strategy proposed that “[m]ore car-free days in central London, town centres and high streets would enable people to experience their local area from a different perspective”. We therefore ask you to publicly support an ambitious Car Free Day on or around 22 September 2018, and to use your powers to work with our community groups and with important stakeholders, including TfL and local councils, to achieve this in 2018 and in future years. We look forward to hearing about the actions you plan to take.   Endorsers: Air Quality Brentford (London Borough of Brentford) Basil Clarke, on behalf of the Palmers Green Community website. BeeUrban Better Streets for Enfield (London Borough of Enfield) Better Streets Tower Hamlets (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) Bloomsbury Air (London Borough of Camden) Blue Green Dream, Imperial College London Campaign for Better Transport (London) Car Free Day Lambeth (London Borough of Lambeth) Clean Air Merton (London Borough of Merton) Councillor Caroline Russell (London Borough of Islington) Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum (London Borough of Camden) Decolonising Our Minds Society, SOAS University of London Eco Action Games (London) Emma Dent Coad, Labour Member of British Parliament for Kensington Empathy Walks (London) Focus E15 Campaign (London Borough of Newham, Ward of Stratford and New Town) Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Barnet) Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Croydon) Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Ealing) Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Havering) Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Wandsworth) Friends of the Earth (London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets) Friends of the Earth Tottenham & Wood Green (London Borough of Haringey) Green Bermondsey (London Borough of Southwark) Green Gumption Green Westway (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Grenfell Action Group (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group (London Borough of Sutton) Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum (London Borough of Brent) Inner London Area Ramblers JustMap (London) King's College London, Environmental Research Group Lee Forum London Cycling Campaign London Living Streets London National Park City London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) Make Air Safe and Clean (MASC) (London Borough of Richmond upon Thames) MP Smarter Travel Mums for Lungs Neu Architects Ltd. (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) New London Architecture Norwood Action Group (London Borough of Lambeth) Norwood Collective Ofo UK OuiShareUK Our Air Our Health (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) RAP23 (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) St Helens Residents Association (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Suzy Harrison, Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator, on behalf of Lambeth Transport (London Borough of Lambeth) The Kensington Society Tower Hamlets Wheelers (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) Ubele (London) Walks Around Britain Westway Trust (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Westway23 (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Zaha Hadid Architects If your group or organisation would also like to sign this open letter, please email us at and we will add you to the list of endorsers above. 

London Car Free Day
382 supporters
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Petition to Leicester City Council

Create a bike lane on the New Walk

Cycling on New Walk Leicester, a huge traffic free route into town, is prohibited forcing cyclists to use official bike routes on London Road Bus Lane or Regent's Road. London Road is up to 5 lanes of traffic past the chaos of the railway station and Regent's Road is busy and narrow. Both have been the site of fatalities.  The Leicester City Council has been asked several times to allow cycling on New Walk and to make this as comfortable as possible for pedestrians by designating a cycling lane. The Council has rejected previous petitions. Instead, it is planning to spend £2.75m of public money on a dual cycle lane plan for London Road, which is going to cause discomfort to motorists and pedestrians and not satisfy a majority of cyclists who will continue to prefer cycling in a green area without traffic.   While there have been recently extremely serious crime accidents in the nearby Victoria Park that the local police has failed to prevent, policemen have been sent in mid November on the New Walk on a mission to "hunt" cyclists. If this operation has had any result, it has been to demonstrate that the law that prevents cycling on the New Walk is neither enforced nor enforceable.  The objection to allowing cycling on New Walk as an historically traffic-free route is absurd. The history of the route was not deemed important enough to stop the Council tearing up the cobbled surface for increased pedestrian convenience.  Leicester Mercury's article about the petition: "'Why it is time to end absurd ban on cycling along Leicester's New Walk'" (27 November 2017): Please after signing this petition go also to the poll of the Leicester Mercury and answer yes to "Should New Walk's cycling ban be lifted?"!    

Giulia Piccolino
1,521 supporters