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I am Kevin, a BMX rider from Singapore. I am currently studying in Hillgrove Secondary School and having my "N" Level this year.
I also came from a poor family and my mom is sick when I was in primary school. I came across to BMX in secondary school when I was in Secondary 2. Some of my friends had an accident due to the flat ground and dangerous sharp concrete.
The mayor's proposed budget would include $700,000 in one-time "bridge funding" to allow for the bureau to reduce its strength through attrition, and not by laying off the bureau's most recent, more diverse hires.
The mounted patrol unit now consists of six full-time officers, one sergeant, two stable attendants and one horse trainer and costs about $1.2 million. The city budget office recommended it be eliminated "in light of current fiscal constraints,'' the office analysis said.
On May 26, 2012, my life was put in danger when I was bicycling in the Etobicoke region. An SUV with attached trailer swerved directly towards me for absolutely no reason. I was forced to maneuver over rumble strips and into an ending lane. The motorist then moved back into their lane and went about their day.
There are inherent risks to being a cyclist, such as being on the constant lookout for pot holes, cracks in the asphalt, and raised sewer grades. If any of these are along the path, we are forced to swerve around them and put ourselves even closer to our vehicular counterparts. In addition, due to their sheer size, if there is an imminent collision between a vehicle and a cyclist, it is normally the cyclist that is forced to maneuver elsewhere.
As it stands, the Toronto website claims that it has 90 km of bicycle lanes, yet the vast majority of streets are still shared between cyclists and motorists.
Unfortunately, cyclists are limited to the protection of a helmet, where as motorist are surrounded by plastics, metal, and have the luxury of seatbelts, airbags, roll bars, and crumple zones.
I understand that bicycle lanes seem costly because they reduce lane sizes and therefore increase congestion, but this is a matter of preventable injuries and fatalities. Cyclists are pulling their weight (literally) in order to be economically friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. Their reward for this should not be constant fear and anxiety to ending up in the emergency room. I am a working paramedic and see first-hand the blunt trauma and devastation that motor vehicle collisions can cause. People get hurt, and people die.
By submitting this petition, I hope to increase the awareness of the inherent dangers consistently present to all cyclists. Toronto is a leader in many facets, and if bicycle lanes were put on more roadways (especially larger ones), many other municipalities would follow suit.
I beg you to make your streets safer for those who strive to prove that cars are not the only option.
There is fantastic potential for a 20-mile seafront cycleway from Folkestone Harbour to Dungeness, a high grade recreational facility for visitors and residents alike that will boost health, tourism, transportation and the Shepway economy.
Like the safe and scenic coastal cycleways of North Kent and Nord Pas de Calais, a dedicated cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness would put Shepway back on the tourist map - a destination attraction for cyclists, be they long distance riders or a family with bikes on a day-trip from London.
The Folkestone-Dungeness Cycleway is the ambition of Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe. The campaign for its realisation is headed by Cycle Shepway, the pressure group for better cycling that must lobby, cajole and propel our authorities into coordinated action.
This petition will be presented to Shepway District Council, Kent County Council, the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence and other interested parties such as town and parish councils.
Victoria road and in fact most roads in Port Adelaide / Adelaide now have Bike Lanes. You are not allowed to park in them at periods which cause problems for local business and residents. They are active even on public holidays.
They devalue our property and cause loss of business. They are wrong as a proper bike lane would have footpath, car parking, bike lane, road car lanes. This is not the case here.
This is a revision to the circulating petition regarding the Redwood Road/35th Ave widening proposal.
Are you aware of the controversial changes the city of Oakland is planning for Redwood Road and 35th Avenue?
The proposal (remedy) to slow traffic in this area is to have just one lane in each direction and a dedicated bike lane. There are also other changes included in the proposal; however, the change to a single lane is the major component. Many of us in the Redwood Heights/Laurel/Upper Redwood Rd. areas are strongly opposed to major changes in this corridor.
Forty years ago Redwood Road/35th Avenue was a single lane in each direction. Oakland planned to widen the streets to four lanes by taking some of the front yard from the existing houses on the west side. There was to be no parking on either side of the street and no median. Many of us were strongly opposed so we gathered hundreds of signatures, presented the petition to the city and Redwood Road/35th Avenue was developed as it is today.
At that time traffic was increasing because of Lincoln Square Shopping Center, along with school, commercial and housing development up to Skyline.
It was nearly impossible to get out of driveways and side streets during high traffic hours. If Redwood Road/35th Avenue is put back to one lane each direction, it will be even more congested because of the increase in car and bus traffic. More importantly, it will impede immediate emergency response for fire, police and ambulances. This is a legitimate safety issue.
We should encourage and maximize the use of bicycles as a means of transport in South Australia.
- Wider bike lanes on major roads.
- Tougher laws for careless drivers.
- An "Own Choice" helmet law for over 21's.
- An increase of bike trails and tracks in outer suburbs further linking busier areas.
Not only would this decrease the State's carbon emissions, but it would also increase health within population, boost tourism, create cultural awareness and studies also show riding a bike is beneficial to mental health.
I want to express all my disappointment regarding the current facilities for cyclists and, in particular, for cycle-commuters in Cardiff.
I have been living in this city for almost six years and I have witnessed little or no improvement.
Cardiff is an extremely bike-unfriendly city. This is a true shame, given its consistently flat layout and small size. A simple look at the map provided by the council (http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/cycling) shows that, outside Bute Park, there are effectively no traffic-free paths apart from the link between the centre and the bay. Unfortunately, not many people work in Bute Park, which, by definition, is a recreational area.
Two of the three main employers in Cardiff are the University and the NHS. Because of the presence of the University and the University Hospital, an extremely large amount of commuters transits daily through Cathays and Heath. The area enclosed by North Road to the West, Dumfries Place and Newport Road to the South, Waterloo Road to the East and the Eastern Avenue to the North comprises some of the busiest commuting routes; yet there are zero traffic-free paths. This is unacceptable.
Park Place, Albany road, Newport Road, Column Road, Richmond Road, with buses, cars (often parked on both sides of the street) are a nightmare for a cyclist.
I live in Princes Street and work in the Heath Hospital. My natural itinerary goes through Connaught Road, Pen-y-lan Road, Ninian Road, Wedal road, Allensbank Road. These streets are horrendous. There are a lot of potholes, badly placed patches and unlevelled surfaces. Nothing has changed in the last year and half. A lot of these disrupted spots are located at the far sides of the roads, exactly where people cycle. Exactly where, in some streets, the supposedly red bicycle lanes are painted (it seems that in Cardiff, to create a cycling path, all you need is a bucket of red paint and a brush). I am not even getting into the layouts of these lanes, very often starting and ending abruptly and without any logic (e.g., Senghennydd Road, Crwys Road, Allensbank Road, Withchurch Road).
The whole segment which starts from the roundabout where Ninian Road meets Fairoak Road until the junction of Allensbank Road with King George V Drive (which is the entrance of an Hospital Site!!!) looks like a freshly bombed ground. The same applies to the side streets of Ninian Road and to Inverness Place. The link in the header of this text shows once more how bad Cardiff is at this regard!
I understand that the maintenance of the roads is not an easy task. However, a traffic-free cycling path requires almost no maintenance, given the very little weight passing on it as compared to cars. This point can be readily proven by cycling along Jamest St. and Clarence Road in the bay, where the cycling path that a year ago was brand new, now is already completely ruined.
Whoever is responsible for all this should be ashamed in front of the people, because he/she miserably failed in taking care of such an essential aspect of the daily life of the city and the commuters.
Since September 2010 a number of cyclists and members of the NUI Galway Ecosoc have been discussing providing a student-run bicycle workshop on campus.
If provided with a space, we have a range of experienced bicycle mechanics who would have regular free bicycle workshops to provide students and staff with bike maintenance education and provide a workspace with all of the necessary tools and facilities to custom build bikes with supervision and advice working on a volunteer basis. From the outset there was string support from students and staff to the idea.
The hope was that the university would be as supportive for an initiative which would;
1. reduce the environmental impact of NUIG,
2. reduce traffic and parking issues within the uni.,
3. be an educational and social amenity for all of the students and staff of NUIG..
4. alleviate some of the costs of repair and maintenance for cyclists,
these are some of a long list of benefits of similar projects.
We have only asked the college for a space to for the workshop and in an email (dated 17-nov-10) stated "We would not need anything of particular beauty it would be a workshop, the main requirements would be an open space with a locker to secure tools in (i.e. http://www.bikekitchen.org/photos/650Florida1.jpg). The tools, workbenches and bike stands we have access to ourselves."
The response to our requests were met with a simple "Unfortunately, we cannot dedicate a space at this time to Ecosoc for this purpose." Later we were told that the 'Space Managment Group' were of the opinion that there would not be sufficient demand to allocate a space.
This petition is on behalf of cyclists in NUIG to say that say you need not only look at the quantity of bikes in the uni. each week to recognise that we would be used by and of benefit to hundreds if not thousands of people!
(Please input your student/staff number after your name.)
Evidence shows that providing cycling facilities such as cycle lanes encourages people to cycle. It also makes it easier and more pleasant for current cyclists.
This petition is to ask Mayor Applebaum to bring BIXI to NDG. BIXI is now available in London, Washington, Boston.... So why not NDG? Please help us make this possible for the residents of NDG who also deserve access to what is the most fun, environmentally
friendly, and flexible means of transport.
Cette pétition a pour but de demander au maire Applebaum d'implémenter le service de BIXI à NDG. Les BIXI sont déjà disponibles à Londres, Washington, Boston, etc. alors pourquoi pas NDG? S'il vous plaît, aidez-nous à rendre ce service disponible aux résidents de ce quartier qui souhaitent bénéficier de ce moyen de transport amusant, flexible et respectueux de l'environnement!
There are only very limited secure bicycle storage facilities at Bishops Stortford station. The vast majority of the cycle bays are old fashioned types which grip only the wheel edge and do not allow the frame to be secured to modern standards. This has led to competition for a small number of locking points, such as the vertical supports of the bike shelters.
Cycles are not only being stolen because they are insecure, but also numerous arguments and friction are arising between cyclists and motorcyclists over obstruction caused by cyclists being forced to lock their bikes against the supports in the designated motorbike section.
This continuing situation is unacceptable, particularly as provision of proper locking points would not be disproportionately expensive.
Update 26/Sep/11: the original petition used a funding model based on a developer sponsored Bicycle Transition Centre and the development land suggested was 3 Cliff Street. The developer funded model still may be the way to go and other locations for the centre may be considered.
To promote easy cycling to work and reduce traffic congestion a Perth bicycle transit station is a step forward.
The Station shall provide:
• 24-hour, 7 days/week access to bicycle storage, showers and lockers with key card access.
• Bicycle servicing and retail shop on site.
• Tea, coffee and a bite to eat.
• Wi-Fi access.
• Dry cleaning and laundry services while the cyclists are at work.
Around the globe bicycle stations commonly operate like a health club. They make cycling to work easier, and they build a community.
The Web Site Link above links to a full proposal for the development of a Public Bicycle Transit Station located at 3 Cliff Street, Perth (next to the Jacob’s Ladder, with access from both the top and bottom of the ladder).
The City Of Chlliwack needs a safe place for bicycle riders of all sorts/skateboarders/scooter riders etc to ride safely. Just last week i witnessed my best friend get beat up by 4 gang members because he was merely at the skatepark.
A safe place provided would help keep the children who use the parks to be completely safe due to the entry cost, which would deter crime perpetrators. Consider all the possible other thing young teens could be doing besides have an normal evening doing what they love, in a safe and healthy environment.
Currently there is no plan for a remuneration scheme for people who already reduce carbon levels by riding bicycles.
Although the bicycle is an existing mode of transportation its contribution is little valued as being of benefit to the environment, the community, and society.
THE CITY OF NEWARK LAW
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, the use of skateboards is prohibited at all times upon the street and abutting sidewalk along the street upon which such signs are posted. No skateboarding or bicycling is permitted on the sidewalk on Main Street from Library Avenue to Elkton Road.
The minimum fine for skateboarding in a prohibited area is $25.00 for the first offense.
They are oh so European and oh so California. Fine, they can have them. Roundabouts are difficult for people on bicycles, bad for large trucks, take up a huge amount of space and give so very little in return for their cost.
The money might be better spent teaching our hapless citizens the finer points of turn-lane usage and the meaning of the word yield. Once they have mastered these skills, only then could they be trusted to effectively navigate a circle.
In other words, don't hold your breath.
Join P.A.C.T. today! People Against Circular Tyranny.
During peak travel hours (7A-9AM then 4:30P-6:30PM) ban bicycle transport in the Riverline cars.
Bicycles are a hazzard duing these hours and are a concern for the safety and comfort of its passangers.
The NRMA is vocal in their opposition of the development of cycling infrastructure in Sydney and is opposing the use of existing roads by cyclists in Sydney during Peak hours.
Despite the increasing congestion, high fuel prices and climate change, the NRMA continues to attack cycling as an alternative method of personal transport for commuters and recreational users.
Cyclists have every right to use the States roads. Cyclists, as a legitimate road user group, are growing in number in direct proportion to the increasing fuel prices. Clearly, MORE cycling infrastructure is required, not more car lanes.
Most cyclists are also car owners. A great many of these car owning cyclists are NRMA members and IAG customers. I would ask these people to reconsider their position on contributing money to an association that opposes theirs, and their communities' cycling needs.
Imagine you were riding your bike peacefully on a bicycle track and suddenly a couple holding hands and had their backs turned to you was there. BOOM! Not pretty. You crashed into them.
The Salt Lake Velodrome Committee is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that was formed by a small group of local cyclists with the goal of raising money to get a velodrome built in our state.
With this petition we hope to show that there is a large groundswell of support for such a project, from: a) local cyclists who will train and compete in weekly race series; b) professional cyclists who will value this international caliber track as a great asset to the US cycling program, compete in national and international events and attempt to break world records; c) local non-cyclists who understand that both amateur and professional track racing is extremely exciting to watch and believe that this venue would be a great addition to our sporting community along side our baseball, soccer, basketball and winter sports centers.
Track racing is an exciting and vibrant sport and a popular form of training and exercise. On the professional level track racing is extremely fast paced, and allows spectators to get very close to the action. At the turn of the 19th Century it was the most popular sport in America and is still extremely popular in Europe and Japan. On the amateur level, track racing is an excellent way for cyclists of all ages and abilities to exercise and compete in a controlled environment. Tracks across the country have very active junior development programs and weekly amateur race series.
The Salt Lake Valley is an optimal location for an international caliber velodrome. The elevation of approximately 4000' is considered by many professionals to be ideal for world record attempts. Most all locations within the valley would be within thirty minutes of our international airport, allowing easy access for national and international competitions. The Salt Lake region had numerous velodromes during the early years of the 20th Century, including one on the Great Salt Lake! Salt Lake City also has an Olympic history and is currently home to the "world's fastest" ice skating oval (the Utah Olympic Oval), a ski jumping and bobsled facility (Utah Olympic Park) and is home to many Olympic and professional athletes. Track cycling is one of the few sports that has been a part of every Olympic games in modern history (except for 1912).
The goal of this petition is to show potential investors that there is local and even international support for a high quality velodrome in this area.
Get more involved via: http://groups.google.com/group/saltlakevc (old website)
edited 11/9/09- new website is:
Trying to get the bicycle race removed from Pelham.
It is a major inconvenience and bad for local businesses and home owners.
The factors have sent various letters requesting that bicycles aren't stored in stairwells.
But there is no other alternative for people who do not want to lock their bikes outside on the limited number of lamposts to rust, other than carrying them up the stairs to the flat, using up precious space.
July 24, 2006
We the Undersigned request that Welch Road in The State Of Michigan, Leelanau County, Empire Township be rebuilt with a new black top to enclude a walking and bike path on the shoulder.
This road connects the main roads of M-22 and M-109 so we recieve a lot of walking and Bicycle individuals and groups.
We also request that a stop sign be placed on the south side of Harrigar Road where it intersects with Welch Road.
People going west or east have a hard time seeing to the north and is a possible accident waiting to happen.