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transportation

221 petitions

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Petition to Moto, Welcome Break, Roadchef , Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Graham Jones MP, Paul Maynard MP, jack straw mp, Cat Smith MP, jonathan Reynolds mp

Have accessible changing facilities at every motorway service station in the UK

My name is Zack and I’m 21 years old. That's me in the picture above. I have cerebral palsy which affects the use of all my four limbs and my speech. I am tube fed, use a touch screen speech machine to communicate and an electric wheelchair to get around. I am campaigning to get accessible changing room facilities installed at all UK motorway service stations. There are many disabled children and adults who, like me are wheelchair users and require suitable spaces and the assistance of a carer when needing toilet and changing facilities during long journeys. At the moment there are very few appropriate facilities on UK motorway routes. I cannot use a regular toilet so when I need to be changed my parents or carers need to hoist me on to a bed. A changing places room needs to be large enough, have a height adjustable bed and a hoist which can be used to lift me out of my wheelchair. There are many times when my parents have to resort to changing me on a cramped and often dirty toilet floor or in a baby changing room. I’m not the only one in this situation, there are a quarter of a million disabled people across the country, many of who, are in need of these services too. Over 1000 facilities are now in operation at tourist attractions, restaurants, museums and leisure centres in the UK, but hardly any exist on major travel routes and so far, all of them are in the Midlands or south of England. Moto are the largest operator of service stations in the U.K. with 60 stations, but so far they only have 5 with changing place rooms with a further 2 planned in 2018. Welcome Break also have 6 such changing rooms. The operators at Moto claim to be "committed to the cause of providing accessible changing rooms", but in reality they say that the cost of installing such facilities is prohibitive and compared to the popularity of coffee shop and food outlets, it is not justified for the number of people who would use them. It would mean a lot of to me if they led the way by introducing accessible changing places in all their service stations and readdressed the balance in providing accessible facilities for all travellers regardless of their needs and abilities. Please support my campaign to improve these basic needs for all disabled travellers. Thank you

Zack Kerr
21,048 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Rt Hon Chris Grayling, Lewis Rose OBE, Sarah Fowler, Matlock Mercury, Derby Telegraph, BBC Radio Derby, Radio Free Smedley Street, BBC East Midlands Today, Charles Lawley, Adam Scott, Alistair Forbes, Simon Spencer, Barry Lewis, Smon Barber, David Ferguson, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, Theresa May MP, Sir Peter Hendy, Vikki Bonsall, Peter Stanton, Tom Hague, George White, Jeremy Miles, Paul Williams

Commision a feasibility study into the re-opening of the Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton line

A feasibility study was carried out in the past and although financially unviable at the time, a decade has now passed and it's a whole different situation. Passenger numbers have grown astronomically, all but one of the stations along the current Derwent Valley Line have seen passenger numbers more than double over this time. Rail travel is also in demand more than ever. Tourism and the local economy would undoubtedly be boosted in the town of Bakewell, as well as other areas the route covers. There would be opportunity for freight traffic to use the line from quarries around Buxton who currently have to use road transport when rail is the preferred alternative if it were an option. The line would also provide a much needed link that would offer a diversionary route for other lines during times of engineering works and also take pressure off other lines where capacity is an issue, such as where freight is being routed that way when this line would offer a more direct route.

James Wyatt
9,674 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Lancashire County Council, Chris Anslow, Blackpool Council, Fylde Council, County Councillor Tim Ashton, County Councillor Peter Buckley, County Councillor Fabian Craig-Wilson, Mark Evans, Allan Oldfield, County Councillor Jennifer Mein

Extend the Blackpool Tramway to Lytham.

Extending the Blackpool Tramway to South Fylde, along with the already approved Blackpool North Station link, will provide an integrated, modern transport system on the Fylde Coast. Efficient transport is a critical component of economic development. As local campaigners, Trams to Lytham believe passionately that light rail can and must have a greater role in the overall transport plan for the Fylde Coast, delivering the network the region deserves and so badly needs to become an integral part of the 'Northern Powerhouse'. Linking Blackpool's ever popular tramway (which recently had its highest annual passenger count in 10 years) to the South Fylde Line will solve many of the issues facing the whole of the Fylde Coast. LRT will bring a cheap, reliable and more frequent service that the inadequate route so desperately craves (whether it be line conversion or parallel routing). Better transport links are also needed to provide more job opportunities to the area, with cheap, quick connections to future economic centres like the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone and the Talbot Gateway development possible through LRT. Satisfaction of the service would be extremely high, as the current tramway is a winner of a TripAdvisor certificate and has around 96% service approval rates, in stark contrast to the current South Fylde service. Travelling to St Anne’s or Lytham from Blackpool is difficult and lengthy, and neither the current outdated hourly train service or the often unreliable buses are satisfactory for either local or regional travel. A tramway service on the South Fylde Line would vastly improve both of these important issues, and we hope that, alongside any heavy rail improvements, serious consideration is given to create a tram/train/bus interchange on the route and that this option can be taken forward by Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council. Light rail has been a revolution in towns and cities across the whole of Europe in recent decades, with Manchester being the nearest and arguably one of the most successful systems to date. Green, efficient transport has proven to be the economic way forward, and the Fylde borough should not miss out on its huge transport potential. Our public support has grown significantly over the past few years, and we acknowledged that there is a strong local will for such a service, which can be clearly seen on our social media pages. We hope that you agree and sign and share this petition. Thank you. PLEASE NOTE: We are not proposing a tram service along Clifton Drive. Trams to Lytham Facebook: www.facebook.com/tramstolytham Trams to Lytham Twitter: @tramstolytham Trams to Lytham Email: tramstolytham@outlook.com #lightrailrevolution

Trams to Lytham
2,379 supporters