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Ongata Rongai, also locally known as Rongai or simply Rongaa, is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province within Kajiado county. It is a fast developing residential urban aggregation in the outskirts of Nairobi with a currently estimated population of 66,042 and 147,000.
Rongai is noticeable for its serious lack of infrastructure, lighting and social amenities compared to the population it holds. As a matter of fact, it is one of the few fast growing urban centres in the world without a municipal authority. The number of people moving to Rongai keeps going up but the infrastructure stays the same. Traffic pile ups last 3-5 hours every morning and evening and the situation worsens by the day.
This area is home to a number of reputable institutions such as the Africa Nazarene University, Laiser-Hill school, Adventist University of Africa, and Maxwell Adventist Academy. Several bank branches and numerous ATM’s are also found in the area as well as top supermarket chains. Major hospitals found in ROngai include nairobi women’s hospital, ongata rongai clinic, mariakani cottage hospital, Meridian Medical Centre - Ongata Rongai, Aga Khan University Hospital.
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* Businesses are more likely to succeed due to large number of customers;
* Low occurrences of power outages;
* Close proximity to banks and other financial facilities;
* Reasonably secure.
As a law abiding P plater, I have found that when P plates are displayed, many drivers (including those with Open licenses) behave in a completely unsafe and inappropriate way around P Platers on the road.
Such behaviour includes: Tailgating, engine revving, overtaking at high speeds (near misses often a result), provocative behaviours (in attempts to start an illegal street race). Drivers will also not allow P platers to merge in multi-lane situations.
Having travelled with drivers who are holders of Provisional, Probationary and Open licenses, I have found that many drivers have pre-conceived ideas (most likely stemming from various media reports) about what kind of drivers P platers are. Unfortunately a few people have created a reputation for everyone else with the same licence type.
It has become really unsafe to drive as a RECOGNISED P plater.
This is NOT a proposal to change the licensing system (or the various restrictions) in place in Queensland, but one that requests that P plates DO NOT have to be displayed whilst driving. The various restrictions would still apply, and licenses would still show each persons licensing level.
It would still be acceptable for repeat offenders to have to display P plates (especially those who are place on their Green P's after coming off a suspended license).
The intersection of Plenty Road and Laurel Street has seen many accidents. There is confusion of who has right of way and there is not adequate turning lanes. The confusion and risk is escalated at school drop off and pick up times as the traffic increases.
The installation of traffic lights at the intersection will ensure the safety of all the Whittlesea townspeople and our visitors.
Brisbane's inner city suburbs are being inundated with rat running motorists trying to escape peak hour congestion.
Residents are worried about safety and amenity on their local streets.
The road going from Pra Song through Ban Nambhor, Naku, and Piman is in dire need of repair and/or resurfacing. This road is used by all the communities here to travel to and from Nakae District.
It is extremely dangerous to drive on, not only because of the pot-holes (some of which are more than 25 CMs deep) but also because of the number of motorcycles that are on there too.
Everyone on this road has to swerve to get around these holes and people in general do not pay attention to other vehicles on the road at the same time.
Furthermore, if a person was seriously ill and had to be rushed to the local hospital (12 kilometers away) they might not make it in time, because the road is so bad that ambulances and/or personal vehicles could not drive at the necessary speed to arrive at the hospital in time. Life saving.
Approximately one year ago this situation was brought to the attention of the Department of Rural Roads and also to the Governor of Nakon Phanom Provence. As a result, the Department of Rural Roads did come out finally and do some repair work. But now the road has deteriorated even more. There are some places on the road that will be, before long, deteriorated so bad that there will be no paving left.
We are campaigning to bring awareness to the dangers faced by the UK`s breakdown staff everyday.
Statistics show that over 1500 people are either killed or seriously injured on the UK`s motorway hard shoulders every year. With your help we aim to reduce that figure by campaigning the motorist and asking them to be more aware when approaching a breakdown situation.
We also ask that the Highways Authorities help in changing the overhead Matrix/VMS (Vehicle Messaging Systems) to alert motorist of an upcoming situation and that the relevant authorities attend a breakdown and stay at scene until the all clear is given by the rescue worker, unless an emergency call come in.
Road Safety for children has not been addressed at Botany for Botany Public School students, the pre-schoolers of John Brotchie Nursery School and the babies, infants & toddlers of Hippo's Friends Childcare Centre, all of which are located on Botany Road, Botany. Bay Street is notorious!
Road Safety issues need to be addressed urgently and a safe passage provided for students, pre-schoolers, babies, infants and toddlers and their families. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have a Safety Around Schools Coordinator, we will be making contact to ensure these matters are being addressed seriously. Both the City of Botany Bay and the RMS need to move fast on this issue. There are many obligations both ethically and legally to our children, to local residents and visitors.
We need to make a legally safe environment. This is a matter of urgency! A joint coordinated effort is recommended before serious harm occurs.
Recently MRs S Walker started a petition on here regarding non residents parking on Badajos Road.
The DIO listened and erected signs and double yellowed the entrance, however people still park here off the double yellows despite it being sign posted at the entrance that it is resident parking only.
This creates an unsafe environment for children, restrictions on residents entering their own properties and blocking the road from removals vehicles trying to access to move soldiers from their properties.
Between 1995 and 2009 more than 400 lives have been taken on the pacific highway. Estimated 10 000 injured during its existence.
The main thing that will lower deaths is a dual carriageway.
Roads in the Vale area are a disgrace, uneven road surfaces, multitude of potholes, poor road surfacing and poor road markings. Shoddy repairs make our roads look like patchwork quilts.
The cost to local residents in extra repairs of their cars that are affected by poor roads is ever increaseing. Recently councillors wasted a huge amount of £'s on Thompson Street in Barry, a road that was already in fairly good condition. The money could have been better spent on roads such as Princess Street which has been in a dreadful state for a long time.
We pay enough local and national taxes to use the roads but get little in return, money needs to be spent to bring our roads up to a acceptable standard. It‘s time our elected officials took action to resolve this issue to the satisfaction of those who elected them, afterall they are there to serve us aren’t they?
Research around the world has proven that sitting in a rear-facing position in the car is five times safer for children under the age of 4 than sitting in a forward-facing position. Young children have heavy heads that are large in proportion to their bodies. The bones in their neck are still soft and under-developed.
If a young child is sitting forward-facing during a frontal collision, their head is thrown violently forward on impact, putting all the force of the crash onto their delicate necks. This puts them at risk of sustaining spinal injuries.
Sitting rear-facing in the car protects young children from spinal injuries in a frontal collision. The back of the car-seat cradles their head, neck and back. The back of the seat takes up the force of the collision, NOT the child’s neck. Their head is cushioned by the back of the seat and not thrown forward.
Australia has the highest standards of crash-testing child-restraints in the world, HOWEVER we have the earliest age of forward-facing our babies in the developed world at just 6 months of age. In the U.S. experts recommend babies remain rear-facing until age 2. In Sweden, children are kept rear-facing until age 4. Seats that can accommodate larger children rear-facing are readily available overseas.
The Australian Road Rules and the Australian Child Restraint Standards both allow for children to remain rear-facing until the age of 4. However, Australian child restraint manufacturers are not making these seats available in Australia because they feel there is no market for them in Australia.
Australian children deserve the same level of protection as their overseas cousins. Our children deserve the best possible protection in a crash. Let’s build upon our high safety standards to keep our kids even safer than ever before.
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Reading Lib Dems have led the campaign for many years for the introduction of 20mph zones in residential roads in Reading to increase road safety and cut accidents.
The Coalition Government has recently relaxed restrictions on councils making it easier for them to introduce 20mph zones and variable speed limits outside schools.
We are calling for action now.
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.
Every week, during ALL driving conditions, people lose their cars, and sometimes their lives on the short stretch of road between Roy Bridge and Tulloch.
These accidents could be reduced with some strategically placed barriers.
According to local press reports and a statement from the Communications, Officer of Tanzania National Parks, the Tanzanian Government is planning to build a commercial road cutting directly through the Serengeti wilderness, which completely bisects the path of the world famous annual wildebeest and zebra migration comprised of nearly 2 million animals.
The road was first discussed and put for financing to the World Bank about twenty years ago but based on the recommendation of an EIA carried out by the WB, it was abolished for environmental reasons. The presently suggested routing of the commercial road is for 53 kilometers running through the Serengeti National Park, dissecting the northern Wilderness area of the Park. Giving the increasing traffic, the road might become the highest risk to the wildebeest migration and the integrity of the Serengeti as the number one natural wonder of the world upon which Tanzania’s tourism depends. Initially the new road will not have a great impact on the Wildebeest Migration.
But the Wildebeest Migration will have a great impact on the traffic. Increasing traffic will result in an increasing toll on human life and equipment through vehicle - wildlife collisions. These - unacceptable - losses will force TanRoads to consider fencing. Such fencing would truly mean the end of the Great Migration as the wildebeest, zebras and eland could not reach the Mara River (their only water source in the dry season) anymore and would die at the fence-line. Botswana lost its wildebeest and zebra migration with such fences. And in Canada, the elk migration in Banff National Park was also compromised because of a dissecting road The loss of the Serengeti Migration – the last of its kind in the world - would not only mean the end of Tanzania’s priceless natural and national heritage, the end of the Serengeti as iconic World Heritage Site but also a significant decline in tourism in the Serengeti and in neighbouring Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.
The only way to avoid to severely reduce the conservation and economic value of the Serengeti National Park, its status as a World Heritage Site and endangering and damaging Tanzania’s reputation as world leader in conservation is to look for another alignment of the road outside the National Park. With the bad situation in Mikumi National Park as an example the Government of Tanzania rejected other proposal of major public road building in Parks as recently in the Tarangire National Park.
A road through the Serengeti would provide even more human fatalities and wildlife impact than the road through Mikumi • As suggested by a world bank study and Tanzania National Park, the planned road should be routed around the Serengeti National Park to the south. (The existing Ngorongoro – Serengeti road will remain as a tourist access road only) • The southern version makes more economic sense as it will be serving over two million people • It will not impact on the value of the world famous Serengeti National Park and World Heritage Site but immensely contribute to the economic development of Karatu, Meatu, Maswa, Bariadi and Magu – Districts • The road from Arusha to Loliondo should be rehabilitated to link Loliondo efficiently Any road in the Serengeti National Park should be for for tourist access and park management – not for transit and has to be under the control of TANAPA, including gates, no night driving, avoiding critical areas for conservation, low speed.
Residents living on John Wolford Road Waterford, Virginia, currently have no access to high speed internet services other that "dial-up" or sattellite internet.
Our modern lives now require us to access and use the internet for school, work, or leisure.
Without high speed internet at low prices, we are unable to use the many benefits that the internet has to offer.
Sign this Petition against the conditions of the roads in Northampton. I always dread this time of the year as my car's MOT is due and for the past few years, I have had to pay on average of £400 and this time of £600 on repairs for the damages to my car to pass its MOT.
It is unfair of me to say that the Council does not do any work, but the work they do is just patch up jobs rather than just spend some of their budget were it is most needed. I do not know how much it would cost to resurface a road like St-Edmunds Road in Abington, however I know the damage it does cause to a private car.
They always talk about changing the road system so less private cars are used to save the environment, but a combination of bad roads which damage wheels, damages caused by the sleeping policemen, which have in the past damaged exhausts on my cars, which would definitely effect the environment, expensive public transport, bad traffic lights system, traffic lights where they are not needed to be used, ie: the traffic lights on the round about of bottom of the horseshoe street, the idea of the light is good but how many sets? These all add up. Every year the car tax goes up, council tax goes up but the roads conditions always stays the same and spending the budget on the wrong priorities.
Prevention is always better than cure, in the long run it will be cheaper and beneficial to all.
The beautiful, bubbly 26-year-old lady who died tragically on Wednesday 16th September 2009 at the junction between Whitechapel Road and Vallance Road, London, was a dear member of our family.
We want to ensure that she did not die in vain and are campaigning for the redesign of this junction to prevent further tragic deaths.
Several people have been injured or killed at this specific spot in recent years. It is renowned throughout the cyclist community as being dangerous, particularly when travelling south down Vallance Road.
We would like to do everything we can to prevent other families from experiencing a similar tragic loss. PLEASE HELP US SAVE LIVES.
Sign up now and with your support we will work with Tower Hamlets, Tfl and the Highways Agency to make this specific junction and other cyclist blackspots safer.
Moreover we fully support other campaigns (e.g. London 2012 Cycle Safety Campaign and the petition to No 10: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/LGV-Cycle-Safety/) to ensure lorries are equipped with blind-spot mirrors, increasing safety for cyclists.
Thank you for your attention.
Plans for a station at Surrey Canal Road are under threat – this would mean that there will be no new station in Lewisham at all, despite the route passing through.
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.
French company Saint Gobain have announced their intention to submit a planning application in 2010 to build between four and five thousand houses on the site of the now defunct iron works at Stanton-by-Dale in Derbyshire UK. In order to provide access to the development it is expected that they will also submit plans to build a road across the adjacent green belt, a small and fragile area of countryside much loved by people of the East Midlands and beyond.
If you share these views please sign below to indicate your support for our campaign to protect this irreplaceable local landscape and to obtain a more employment biased development both now and for future generations.
The current speed limit on Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire (A1307) is 40MPH. This road is in a residential area which has street lights and cycle lanes. The speed limit should be reduced to 30MPH.
Cars often drive down this road far in excess of 40MPH and it would not be a surprise if somebody is killed cycling or crossing this road.
Ben Carden is being threatened with eviction from his private 2.5 acre plot of land. Since buying this land, he has improved the visual appearance by landscaping and creating a wildlife haven; the land was previously a fly tip area. He runs his business Cardens Gardens from this dwelling, creating jobs for up to 10 people.
Ben has 2 children and if he is evicted he will need to be re-homed by the Council taking up limited housing accommodation. His 2 boys may be restricted to living in a flat instead of growing up in space and fresh air. He will also lose his business and may have to rely on social security through no fault of his own and this will include his employees. Ben has also made a bund, to lesson the noise pollution for his neighbours and himself, this also screens the A1(M). Ben is living in a mobile home, at the present time he cannot afford to get onto the housing market.
Ben was born and raised in Welwyn Garden City; after 3 generations should Ben and his sons have the right to remain in Welwyn Garden City vesinity and his neighbours have the right not to see the A1(M)?
Since many customers are not able to enter the BP Gas station, on E Van Fleet Drive, (Bartow), our company is loosing a lot of business.
The reason for this business loss is that there is no entrance for drivers traveling from SR 60 West through E Van Fleet Drive, to enter the convenient store/gas station. If there was a left turn opening on the road to the store, then the store will recieve customers coming from both sides of the road, thus increasing our business. Please consider this petition.
Our store location is:
BP Gas Station
1140 E van Fleet Dr
Bartow, FL 33830
Our brother was killed on Noosa / Cooroy road recently due to traffic stopped to turn into a dangerous drive way on this road. It is 100 km an hour with no over taking lanes and you just don't have the time to prepare yourself for what may be around the corner.
Myself and my family are taking on the Minister for Roads to reduce the speed limit on this horror stretch or to widen the road so that other cars doing the 100 km speed limit have somewhere to go other than up the back of the car infront.
Many similar accidents just like this one have happened along this horror stretch and it is honestly one of the most dangerous roads that many know of on the Sunshine Coast.
This has not been the only incident of its kind recently. Since losing Jayden, there have been at least 3 other similar situations and I am sure that there will be plenty more unless something is done about this. The police and residence of this area have also been fighting to have something done.
If these roads were in the middle of suburbia, the speed limit would be nowhere near this high. But for some reason, just because the only thing on either side of the road is grass, this somehow makes it safe to hit triple digits on the speedometer?
If you are here to sign this petition and you find that it wont let you because your details are already listed, this is because you have already signed our petition when we were walking the streets asking for signatures and we have transferred your name onto this online one. I hope this is ok. We have not entered any street names or such, just first & last names and suburb.
PennDot plans on closing Log Tavern Road for six months to repair a condemned bridge. The detour will require residents along Log Tavern to go 30 miles out of their way.
This is a life safety issue for all the residents of Crescent Lake and other communities in the area.
We would ask PennDot to leave one lane open while repairing the structure to allow emergency vehicles and residents access to their communities and the town of Milford Pa.
This petition is to bring up a serious issue on a local stretch of road. The road runs from Framlingham, through to Parham.
This particular road, has become increasingly renowned for accidents, some fatal. This needs to be recognised and dealt with immediately, to stop more serious injuries and deaths that will occur, if the problem is not addressed.
This should be done by imposing a speed limit or putting warning signs in place.
28. 3 ROUNDABOUTS
REQUIRED: 3 ROUNDABOUTS ALONG THE A359 MUDFORD ROAD, JUST OUTSIDE OF YEOVIL.
1)On the junction of Stone Lane, Coombe Street Lane and Mudford Road.
2)On the junction of St.Michaels Avenue and Mudford Road.
3)On the junction of Lyde Road and Mudford Road.
If, like me, you regularly use this road, then you will know the 3 junctions that should be made into roundabouts,
Junction "1 & 2" cause long tailbacks in all directions at peak periods, and often 1 causes a knock-on effect with the other.
Junction "3" is unsafe, with vehicles entering Yeovil not realising there is a busy junction and bend there.
The os grid references for each site (displayed as x,y) are
(these can be used in any online map, such as http://www.streetmap.co.uk/)
See photos of proposal here: http://goo.gl/o9Okg
The Australian Government has deliberately sabotaged attempts to make electric vehicles available to consumers in Australia to protect the oil industry.
While Australians suffer record high petrol prices and the effects of the effects of global warming in our worst droughts ever, our government is delaying the arrival of safe, clean, zero emission battery powered vehicles which can be charged via a standard power point.
Contrary to popular belief, viable private vehicles have been available since 2002 and are being driven by people in Europe and the United States. BEV's are capable of acceleration performance that exceeds gasoline powered vehicles and produce no noise pollution. Mass produced vehicles are safe and affordable. Yet government red tape has prevented their availability to Australians.
The Reva, a family car powered by electricity made in India has sold over 1,800 vehicles around the world since 2001. The Solar Shop in Adelaide has distribution rights and a the vehicle has a competitive retail price of $15,000 AUD, but the government will not let them sell it.
The Xebra, another battery vehicle has sold 200 vehicles in the US since 2006 but is not yet available in Australia but retails for around $13,500 AUD.
Both these vehicles are cheaper to buy than most models of commercial petrol powered vehicles and far cheaper to run than even LPG or ethanol powered cars.
These initiatives are supported in the UK with congestion tax exemptions and also in California.
Meanwhile, Australians are being made to drive vehicles which cost between four to six times as much per kilometre to operate or expensive hybrid cars which are not the ideal solution.
Our nation is the biggest greenhouse polluter in the world per capita, our government is not committed to ratifying Kyoto and transport accounts for over 15% of our total greenhouse emmisions.
Our government is making saving compulsory by superannuation, but not allowing us to save on our basic transport costs.
The Australian government argues that there is no demand for these vehicles, however until the government lets these be sold, how can they know whether there is not demand ? Instead, they continue to encourage LPG conversions and ethanol use as solutions for petrol prices and no solution for greenhouse gas reduction at the same time denying Australians a cheaper alternative.
A petition to amend Louisiana law to provide liability protection to private land owners hosting off-road events on their private property.