Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

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Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Postby mjr » 25 Jul 2019, 12:01pm

What do we know about Mr Shapps and his views or actions on cycling? https://www.welhatcycling.org.uk/2017/0 ... -response/ suggests he is a utility and charity/endurance cyclist. Maybe not so much of a tourist or racer?

Over time, maybe this topic can be used to record his record, as it were. At least the dooring one has gone.
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Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Postby whoof » 25 Jul 2019, 1:04pm

mjr wrote:What do we know about Mr Shapps

suggests he is a utility and charity/endurance cyclist. Maybe not so much of a tourist or racer?

Over time, maybe this topic can be used to record his record, as it were. At least the dooring one has gone.


I think the last part is the comparision. How will he be in comparison to Chris Grayling, Patrick McLoughlin, Justine Greenings and Philip Hammond.

The transport secretary rides a bike as does (or probably now did) the Prime Minister, who seems more a utiliarian cyclist than a racer. Will they raise the profile of cycling as a form of transport and provide the funds, infrastrucuture and policing to support this? It would be nice to think that they would but as they are both politians they will more than likely lean to the self perpetuating majority which is the car.

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Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Postby Mike Sales » 25 Jul 2019, 1:09pm

He is an unscrupulous chancer like his boss.
See my quotes on the Writing to Grayling thread.

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Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Postby flat tyre » 25 Jul 2019, 11:31pm

Well I just read his Wikipedia entry and to me it seems that Grant Shapps is in the government to look after Grant Shapps.

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Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Postby squeaker » 14 Aug 2019, 11:35am

mike whittaker wrote:should answer your concerns...

http://www.britishinfrastructuregroup.u ... -cover.pdf


Oh what a giveaway :roll:
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Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 14 Aug 2019, 11:37am

From the report:

"UK towns and cities have been taken over by traffic light controlled junctions, bus lanes, cycle superhighways, congestion charges and blanket speed restricted zones"

Can anyone tell me where these towns that have been taken over by cycle superhighways are, please? They sound great. I might move there.
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Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Postby reohn2 » 14 Aug 2019, 12:21pm

Richard Fairhurst wrote:From the report:

"UK towns and cities have been taken over by traffic light controlled junctions, bus lanes, cycle superhighways, congestion charges and blanket speed restricted zones"

Can anyone tell me where these towns that have been taken over by cycle superhighways are, please? They sound great. I might move there.

I can tell where there not if that helps :wink:
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